The Battle of Lepanto: The Battle that Saved Christian West and A Lesson for Our Times

The Battle of Lepanto: The Battle that Saved Christian West and A Lesson for Our Times

On October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, more than on any other feast day, I feel especially emboldened in faith and hope, no matter what the anti-common sense, anti-life, anti-Christian news of the day!  The reason is simple.  The power of praying the Rosary was manifest in such a remarkable, historical…

The Prince of Lies, Our Modern Times, and the Power of the Rosary

The Prince of Lies, Our Modern Times, and the Power of the Rosary

The Prince of Lies cannot lie in the presence of Christ: “I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” (Luke 4:34). And Christ who is the Truth knows him, too: “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven” (Luke 10:18).   Satan does not want anyone to know him, and yet in the present…

OCTOBER REMINDER: This Month Devoted to Rosary and Innocent Life

OCTOBER REMINDER: This Month Devoted to Rosary and Innocent Life

The month of October is traditionally dedicated to Respect Life and to the Most Holy Rosary. We Catholics see an essential connection between honoring Our Most Blessed Mother, Mother of God and Mother of the Church, and praying for an end to the intrinsic evils of abortion, euthanasia, artificial contraception and racism. Of course, it…

A Road Map for Deepening our Catholic Faith in 2010

A Road Map for Deepening our Catholic Faith in 2010

 If you are like most people, it is very likely you have made at least one New Year’s resolution to kick off 2010.  The typical list may include losing weight, quitting smoking, drinking less and exercising more.  Sound familiar?  But, how often do we make firm resolutions to help us become better Catholics?  What can…

Nearly 100 Catholic business professionals make Consecration New Year’s Day!

Nearly 100 Catholic business professionals make Consecration New Year’s Day!

Nearly 100 Catholic business professionals, from all across the U.S. and several from Canada, made St. Louis de Montfort’s Consecration to Jesus through Mary on the Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, January 1, 2010.  Imagine how these individuals will impact their workplace, companies, families, and their other spheres of influence over the course of…

Yes!

Yes!

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.  Amen. For quite some time, I have had a desire to write about my…

Worldwide Rosary on Sunday, August 16

Worldwide Rosary on Sunday, August 16

As part of the International Marian Festival that will take place in Paray le Monial, France, August 14-19, the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary will be prayed on five continents of the the world simultaneously beginning at 5 p.m. (Paris time) on Sunday, August 16.   Those in the United States who wish to join in…

Why Iran Matters to Catholics Like You and Me

Why Iran Matters to Catholics Like You and Me

As the street protests in Iran move into their second week we must wonder, just what is it, that is taking place?  There are so many questions and so little information from commentators with the experience to tell us just what it is that is happening.  The first question that comes to mind is, just…

Frustrated With Your Career Transition?  Fire St. Cajetan, Patron of the Jobless!

Frustrated With Your Career Transition? Fire St. Cajetan, Patron of the Jobless!

by Ricky McRoskey I’m not proud of it, but about halfway through a torturous four-month job search, I fired a saint.  That’s right—I canned him.  Gave him the pink slip.  Told St. Cajetan (Caj-uh-tan)—the 16th-century patron of the jobless, the selfless Italian priest who once founded a bank that lent to the poor to shield…

A Commitment to Courage and Love in the New Year

A Commitment to Courage and Love in the New Year

I would like you to join me in a different kind of commitment for next year.  This is the kind of commitment that will cost us something for sure, but the reward is great.  In the coming year let’s make every effort to acknowledge Christ before others and defend (as well as follow!) in a…

A Journey in Prayer

A Journey in Prayer

Before I began my RCIA classes in the Fall of 2006, I studied the Catholic faith in earnest.  I tend to intellectualize everything and my first thoughts were to learn everything I could about our faith.  I quickly realized there was more to our wonderful Faith than knowledge, history and tradition!  I then began to…