The following story was sent to us by one of our Women of Grace facilitators. It’s a beautiful witness to the devotion and faithfulness of our priests who put themselves and, as this story illustrates, even their lives on the line every day for no other reason than to save souls for Jesus Christ.
No one was more familiar with the internal chaos our Church is presently experiencing than the humble St. Mary MacKillop, an Australian nun who found herself on the wrong side of Church authorities after she reported a priest for abusing children.
As we live through this time of crisis in the Church, when the headlines are full of the misdeeds of some of our priests and bishops, it’s easy to lose our perspective and forget that there are many more good priests than bad.
With our Church in crisis, her ranks infected with the filth of unchecked homosexual predation, and too many of her shepherds turning a blind eye to the subsequent abuse, it’s time to call upon the Woman whose destiny it is to crush the head of the ancient serpent who has infiltrated her sacred halls. If there was ever a time to call upon Our Lady under the little-known title of Destroyer of All Heresies, it’s now!
In response to all that is being revealed in the Catholic Church at this time and drawing on the resources of the new partnership between Women of Grace® at and the Foundation for Prayer for Priests, Susan Jacobsen, New Jersey Regional Coordinator, developed the idea of an “Evening of Prayer and Reparation to our Blessed Mother.” Read the rest…
The following is a deeply personal statement written by a pastor in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and posted in the bulletin in order to give guidance to his troubled flock. In this poignant bearing of his heart, he not only gives us all good advice about how to find a way forward, but adds a new perspective to the scandal that has shaken our Church to its core.
During a return flight from Dublin to Rome on Saturday, Pope Francis refused to comment on allegations made by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano that he was aware of the long history of abuse by Archbishop Theodore McCarrick and did nothing about it.
Oh, what joy in heaven on that day!