As She Lay Dying after a Tragic Hiking Accident, Angela Baird’s ability to draw on her faith left a lasting impression on those around her

As She Lay Dying after a Tragic Hiking Accident, Angela Baird’s ability to draw on her faith left a lasting impression on those around her

Nineteen-year-old Angela Baird died Nov. 6, 1997, after a tragic hiking accident, barely two months into her sophomore year at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California. On the surface, there might seem to be little extraordinary about her death other than that her family and friends will dearly miss the energetic girl with the…

Catholics in Poland and Around The World Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet to End War

Catholics in Poland and Around The World Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet to End War

Warsaw, CNA—On Wednesday, Catholics recited the Divine Mercy Chaplet in the streets of 173 cities in Poland and 44 localities worldwide, according to organizers of the prayer event. “We believe that 10 minutes of supplication to God can change our families, cities, and the whole world,” the organizers said. At 3 p.m. local time, street…

Napa Institute attendees drown out pro-abortion protestors with prayer and song

Napa Institute attendees drown out pro-abortion protestors with prayer and song

Pro-abortion protesters tried to disrupt a conference of Catholics leaders held over the weekend in Napa, Calif., but they soon gave up when their rauckus chants were drowned out when 800 conference attendees began singing “Salve Regina,” a hymn to the Virgin Mary. The July 30 incident, which later became a viral sensation on social…

Friday, March 25: Pope to consecrate Russia and Ukraine to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Friday, March 25: Pope to consecrate Russia and Ukraine to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Vatican News—Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday, 25 March, during the Celebration of Penance that he will preside over at 5pm in St Peter’s Basilica. The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, said in a statement: “The same act, on the same day,…

URGENT: No Bishop Has Ever Done This Before… and he needs our help!

URGENT: No Bishop Has Ever Done This Before… and he needs our help!

On the Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone announced his “A Rose and a Rosary for Nancy Pelosi“ campaign, which will be executed thrrough the Benedict XVI Institute. The collective roses—one for each person who signs up to pray—will be delivered en masse to Senator Pelosi tomorrow,…

Your action needed: Healthcare Bill back in Senate

Your action needed: Healthcare Bill back in Senate

The mad, relentless, reckless, crazed and frenetic race to force U.S. citizens to live without healthcare choice and instead to live within the tight constraints of an ill-conceived, hastily patched together, undebated, unevaluated, nationalized, government-owned and managed healthcare system continues on at breakneck speed. A Quick Recap The U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops and numerous…

Priorities and a Life Filled with Meaning

Priorities and a Life Filled with Meaning

This is the second half of a talk I gave to the Catholic Business Leaders Breakfast at Sacred Heart Parish on October 9th , 2009.  The first part of the talk was on my conversion into the Catholic Church in 2006 with my wife and sons after I spent 23 years in the “spiritual wilderness”—a…