Category Archives: PRAYER REQUEST

URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: Gayle – RIP

I received some sad news today.  The woman who made the most beautiful rosaries I have ever seen or used died, under tough circumstances.
I spoke with her daughter tonight and told her that I would ask for prayers.  I ask … Continue reading

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And there was a great battle in heaven…

These days I get a lot of email asking me to explain what is going on in the Church today.  The question is often accompanied by heart-felt, often heart-rending words of personal pain.
What is going on the Church is is … Continue reading

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Archbp. Carroll’s “Prayer for Government”

Fathers, you might want to have everyone pray this after Mass on Thanksgiving Day and other major public holidays.  This, and other prayers, are deeply needed today.
The following prayer was composed by John Carroll, Archbishop of Baltimore, in 1791. He … Continue reading

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Archbp. Piero Marini reported to have had a stroke

I’ve been digging around about a rumor I heard that Archbp. Piero Marini – formerly papal MC and recently “rehabilitated” as a newly appointed member of the Congregation for Divine Worship.  I contacted some folks I know and got a … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for November 2016

Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for November 2016
The Holy Father’s universal prayer intention for November is: “That the countries which take in a great number of displaced persons and refugees may find support for their efforts which show solidarity”.
His intention for … Continue reading

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Pray against Hurricane Matthew! BISHOPS & PRIESTS – ACTION ITEM!

Please pray to the angels and saints to intercede with God to repress Hurricane Matthew which is barreling down on the Bahamas and then on to the Florida.  It could be a bad one.  It looks like it the eye will slide … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for October 2016

When we desire to obtain indulgences we are often asked to pray for the Holy Father’s intentions.
Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for October
The Holy Father’s universal prayer intention for October is: “That journalists, in carrying out their work, may always be … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! FLOODS! Fr. Z to BISHOPS and PRIESTS – Pray Against Floods

I have read reports about flooding in Iowa.
I have a STRONG SUGGESTION to the BISHOPS of the areas that are affected by floods.
It sounds as if the pastors of the area and their assistant bishops, the bishops – ESPECIALLY the diocesan … Continue reading

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MEXICO: Another priest kidnapped after two were murdered

Recently two priests in Mexico were kidnapped and killed.
Now I read that another priest in Mexico is missing.
Via Crux:
Another Catholic priest in Mexico kidnapped, remains missing
Coming on the heels of the kidnapping and murder of two Catholic priests in Mexico over … Continue reading

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Prayers and Points about the Terror in Orlando

I was drafting something along these lines, but Fr. John Hunwicke has expressed also many of the points I wanted to get across (with my emphases and comment):
Those who died in the most truly appalling events at Orlando … may … Continue reading

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Intense new image of the Sacred Heart and your Act of Reparation (ACTION ITEM!)

This striking detail from a new print by the Catholic artist Daniel Mitsui.
It is inspired in part by the visions of Gertrude. and the 1467 Sanctus Salvator.
Even the small details, the little animals that are scattered through the background, have symbolic meanings…. even the … Continue reading

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Fr. John E. Halborg, RIP – Requiem Mass – Manhattan, NYC, Holy Innocents 12 April

I have a soft spot for priests who were Lutheran converts who say the Traditional Latin Mass of the Roman Rite.
Hence, I ask your prayers for one.  Fr. John E. Halborg died recently.  I knew him only slightly.  He helped … Continue reading

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Justice Antonin Scalia – RIP

This is a day for serious mourning for our country.
Justice Antonin Scalia died, at age 79.
Pray for the Scalia family, remembering in a particular way our friend Fr. Paul Scalia.
Pray for these United States.

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A life lived and a request for prayers

In December, while I was leaving NYC, I asked you to pray for MaryAnn Hassan, mother of 8, battling cancer for many years. At that time I wrote:
I ran into [MaryAnn’s] husband at the rectory before I left for … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail: URGENT PRAYER REQUEST and update on ACTION ITEM! #wookies4wes

I very much appreciate getting voice mails.
Here are a couple items.
First… you may recall that I had posted voice mail with an ACTION ITEM (HERE) about a screening of the new Star Wars movie for a seminarian dying from cancer. … Continue reading

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