Category Archives: PRAYER REQUEST

Prayers for a Catholic blogger!

This just came to my attention. Have a care in your prayers for Katrina Fernandez who writes the blog The Crescat (a twist of grammar I don’t understand but… hey!). She – 40 and a single mother – had heart … Continue reading

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1 year later: Fr. Kenneth Walker, FSSP – RIP

Catholics traditionally pray for their dead, particularly with the celebration of Holy Mass, on the day of their death, on the third, seventh, and thirtieth day (“Month’s Mind”) after the death or burial. We also remember them on the year … Continue reading

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Please, in your goodness, say a prayer for a priest who is under some stress.  He has a tough meeting coming up.

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ASK FATHER: Prayer for the Holy Father’s intention?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: To gain an indulgence we are required to “pray for the Pope’s intention”. How are we to understand this – are we asking God to answer the specific prayer intentions of the Holy Father (crudely, asking … Continue reading

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Fr. Benedict Groeschel – R.I.P.

I heard that Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR, died last night following recital of the Transitus on the Vigil of the Feast of St Francis.  He who was of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal died on the Feast of St. Francis. … Continue reading

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Request for prayers

I am slated to head back to the USA tomorrow.  Alas, I have come down with an awful cold. Please, dear readers, I ask your prayers for a sudden, complete and lasting recovery.  I dread the international flight, lay-over, second … Continue reading

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10th anniversary of death of Michael Davies (R.I.P)

Michael Davies was a real gentleman, a dedicated Catholic and lover of the Church, and a zealous advocate of reverent liturgical worship. He went to God on 25 September 2004. A reader reminded me: Of your charity, please pray for … Continue reading

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Archbp. Broglio (Archd. Military) on the Navy Yard shootings

From His Excellency Most Reverend Timothy Broglio, Archbishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services. WASHINGTON, D.C. – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, issued the following statement today on the shootings … Continue reading

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Miracles and You. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The Canonical Defender Ed Peters has been asking for prayers and even the intercession of God with a miracle for his injured son, blogger and good Catholic activist Thomas Peters.  Thom is doing better but he has a long way … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: Fr. Z’s pleads for prayers for good weather in Rome for the conclave

At the end of Pope Benedict’s pontificate Rome was blessed with unseasonably beautiful weather for his last appearances. Right now the weather is Rome is horrid and forecasts are grim.  I was out the other evening and actually saw Noah … Continue reading

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Prayers requested for Fr. Phillips of St. John Cantius in Chicago – UPDATED

UPDATE 1858 CST: I received a note from St. John Cantius in Chicago about Fr. Phillips: With the help of God’s grace and many prayers, Fr. Phillips has had a tremendous improvement today. He is continuing his recovery under the … Continue reading

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Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! Continued from THESE. I get many requests by email asking for prayers. Many requests are heart-achingly grave and urgent. We should support each other in works of mercy. As long as my blog reaches … Continue reading


Fr. Hugh Twaites, SJ – R.I.P.

I saw this on the site of His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Finigan, whom I hope to see fairly soon: A correspondent just sent me news of the death of Fr Hugh Thwaites SJ earlier today. I had the privilege of meeting … Continue reading

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Neil Armstrong: R.I.P.

In your kindness, please stop and pray for Neil Armstrong, who has died at the age of 82. [wp_youtube]HCt1BwWE2gA[wp_youtube]

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Prayers today, please.  I have a few daunting tasks during the day. Perhaps in your kindness you would ask God to send His holy Angels to protect me and all other readers here, who have need, from all spiritual and … Continue reading

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