The Church Militant

The other day, I attended daily Mass celebrated by a priest from India. During the homily, he read a letter from a dear priest friend who lives in Orissa, the Indian state in which Catholics are being viciously persecuted. The friend told of the dangers in which he lives, day Read more…

Praying with open hands

A wise mentor taught me to pray with my hands open whenever I find myself overwhelmed by life’s circumstances. “When you pray,” he said, “Hold your hands open, with your palms up. That will remind you to remain completely open to God.” At first, I hated praying this way. It Read more…

The House on the Rock

“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ but not do what I command?I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, listens to my words, and acts on them.That one is like a man building a house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when Read more…