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We must not neglect our prayers for women (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

I felt twinges of guilt when I heard Pope Francis’s May prayer intentions

A drawing of Fr John Sullivan by Sean O'Sullivan. (Image: CNS, courtesy Irish Jesuit Communications)

The priest gained a reputation in his lifetime for the great efficacy of his prayers. This week he even helped me

Actor Jim Caviezel pays his respects at the casket of Mother Angelica before her April 1 funeral Mass at the the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville (CNS)

Her TV network reaches hundreds of millions, but her life began in extreme emotional and material deprivation

Fr Walter Ciszek

It’s easy to feel powerless when a good priest such as Fr Tom Uzhunnalil is abducted, but we can pray to the souls of priests who were imprisoned unfairly

Mother Angelica (CNS)

Mother Angelica could be vociferous in defending Our Lord and she sparred with important men of the cloth

Cardinal Angelo Scola washes feet as a Mass in Milan (PA)

Some try to turn women against Our Lord, by arguing that He was in the wrong when He did not wash the feet of women

An infant rides atop a pickup truck during a St Patrick's Day Parade (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

How to tell the story of St Patrick

Growing up in Ireland, we learnt in primary school that one of St Patrick’s stellar achievements was banishing the snakes from Ireland

Photo: CNS

If St Valentine’s Day is for romance, the Feast of St Joseph could be devoted to love and marriage

We can pray for atheists without telling them about it (PA)

How I got through to an atheist

We must always have compassion for atheists because they do not know God

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

Despite the pleas of her mother – and quite a few marriage proposals – Elizabeth refused to abandon her vocation