Saint Charbel: The Wonder Worker of Lebanon

  The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree. He shall grow like the cedar of Lebanon. (Ps. 91:13) The Biblical cedars of Lebanon have towered on mountaintops for thousands of years. Lebanon, a country mentioned in the Bible more … Continue reading

Prayer Shaming: A New Front in the Culture War

A new front has opened in the Culture War. Now they are targeting prayer. The controversy was triggered by the fact that political leaders traditionally sent messages of condolences offering their “thoughts and prayers” to victims and their families. Such … Continue reading

Ten Things to Pray For After Hurricane Harvey

President Trump signed a declaration designating September 3 as a “Day of Prayer” for Hurricane Harvey victims. The president said that it was appropriate “during times of great need to ask for God’s blessing and God’s guidance.” Thus, even before … Continue reading

The Heroic Virtues of Jacinta and Francisco

Francisco and Jacinta Marto are the youngest non-martyred children ever to be beatified. They were raised to the honor of the altars not simply because they saw Our Lady but also because they generously heeded her call to prayer, penance, … Continue reading

Prayer to the Immaculate Conception

Allow me to praise Thee, O most holy Virgin Mary, with my personal commitment and sacrifice. Allow me to live, work, suffer, be consumed and die for Thee, just for Thee. Allow me to bring the whole world to Thee. … Continue reading

Fatima: A Message More Urgent Than Ever

Fatima: A Message More Urgent Than Ever By Luiz Sérgio Solimeo Cover illustration: The basilica of Fatima with the International Pilgrim Fatima Virgin statue in the forefront. Copyright © 2008 The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and … Continue reading

Who Does Not Pray Is a Traitor

All too often people have a wrong perspective on prayer. They think that by asking for things in prayer, they are pestering God who does not look kindly upon their petitions. Such an attitude is completely wrong since we need … Continue reading

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