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Invocation to Mary, Mother of the Church (click on title)

O Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, we entrust to you the entire Church. Remember all your sons and…

Your Presence is Requested

“Stay here and watch with me” (Matt. 26:38) Recent medical research has shown, statistically, that post-operative hospital patients who…

First things First—Prioritize Your Life

A successful businessman was zipping along through a residential district in his new Jaguar, at a somewhat reckless speed,…

Ghosts and Purgatory—a Conjectural Insight

What most Catholics don’t know is that Mary said at Medjugorje that there are many forms of purgatory that…

Muslims and Christians –Is Unity Possible by the “Chr – Islam” Movement?

In this ecumenical issue, several distinctions need to be made. First, as Pope Francis said,, even atheists can be…

Homosexuality—Hereditary or Acquired?

The question of homosexuality as an inherited trait, rather than environmentally caused, is a very problematical issue among some…

Eucharist Question: Why do we have two forms of Communion?

Question:  If it is true that, in receiving the consecrated Host at Mass, we receive the entire Christ—his human…

Summary Response to Objections to Mary’s Perpetual Virginity

Perhaps the most persistent objection to Mary’s post partum virginity is the frequent scriptural references to Jesus’ “brothers” (e.g.,…

Prayer of the Amateur—the “Gimme” Response

John H. Hampsch, cmf Everybody enjoys that endless litany of knock-knock jokes. So let’s try one now. Here goes….

Prayer Preference—and Its Limits

John H. Hampsch, cmf Just as each person favors a certain lifestyle, preferred types of food, or choice of…