A Look At Psalm 7

In his prayer, the psalmist feels alone.  The only people around him are enemies.  There is no reason for them to hate him or hurt him.  They are fierce and dangerous people.  They would like to tear him apart, like a lion attacking its prey. He finds no reason for this persecution.  He has treated his...

Prayers for the Pope: A Spiritual Bouquet

Our friends at Faith and Family Live have reported on their blog that you can participate in a “spiritual bouquet” for Pope Benedict. It will culminate on the Feast of St. Joseph (March 19), which is the Holy Father’s baptismal “name day.” You can join in this universal...

Waiting for ‘Superman’

(This article by Sr. Rose Pacatte was originally published on Sister Rose’s My Movies Weblog and is used with permission.) Davis Guggenheim got the idea for Waiting for “Superman” one day as he drove his kids to an expensive private school. He passed a downtrodden public school and wondered about...

Quick and Easy Inspiration

I love quote books. I deposit them all over my house for when I need a quick pick-me-up. You can find them on my coffee table, end table, nightstand, etc. If you were to come over to my house you would probably think, “Now there’s someone who likes to read, or at least who works at a publishing...

Remembering Mubarak: Hopes Dashed

Egypt had such high hopes when Vice President Hosni Mubarak took over as president of Egypt in 1981. I interviewed him in 1982 and can remember the optimism. Mubarak was catapulted into the office after Anwar el-Sadat was assassinated by Islamic extremists in 1981. Sadat had been the one who, following a...

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