Surprising benefits of bedtime prayer

Scientific research confirms that prayer offers people important psychological benefits, not just spiritual

Bedtime prayers once were part of every child’s nighttime routine along with warm baths, teeth-brushing and stories read aloud. But how many parents still kneel with their children before tucking them in every night to offer bedtime prayers? Surprisingly, many Catholics still heed the advice from Thessalonians, which urges us to “pray without ceasing.” A 2013 Pew Research Poll … [Read more...]

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How to pray the Rosary

Orange diocese offers step-by-step, illustrated guide

The following comes from a December 8 Orange County Catholic article: The Rosary is a Scripture-based prayer. It begins with the Apostles’ Creed, which summarizes the great mysteries of the Catholic faith. The Our Father, which introduces each mystery, is from the Gospels. The first part of the Hail Mary is the angel’s words announcing Christ’s birth and Elizabeth’s greeting … [Read more...]

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Democrat: no moment of silence for San Bernardino

It's gun control or nothing

The following comes from a December 4 Breitbart article by Joel B. Pollak: Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), who represents southern San Francisco and San Mateo County, has announced that she will boycott any moments of silence for the victims of the San Bernardino terror attack, reinforcing a new left-wing talking point. “I’m not going to stand up for a moment of silence again … [Read more...]

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Pro-life prayer warrior, husband of Catholic school principal among the fatalities in San Bernardino

Bishop requesting parishes use Penitential Rite for the next two Sundays in response to violence

The following comes from a December 4 Live Action News article by Carole Novielli: One of the victims of Wednesday’s mass killing at a San Bernardino social services center was a staunch pro-life advocate. By Thursday morning a post from Nicholas’s wife confirmed that he was indeed a victim of the attack. Juda Myers, founder of Choices4Life, called Nicholas a “prayer … [Read more...]

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Atheist group threatens city of Stockton

Mayor hosted prayer rally for deceased 6-year-old

The following comes from a November 24 Christian Times article by Sarah Adams: An atheist group is reportedly demanding a California city halt its alleged affiliation with Christianity after the city hosted a prayer rally and planned to host town hall meetings at a local Christian center. The American Humanist Association has reportedly demanded that the city of Stockton, … [Read more...]

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Chico under fire for prayer before meetings

The following comes from an August 18 story in the Christian News. For years, Chico city council members have invited local religious leaders from various faiths to lead invocations prior to official city council gatherings. For instance, the agenda for an upcoming meeting this week shows that the pastor of Matthew’s Café Community Church will be giving a prayer prior to the … [Read more...]

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