The Heroes of the Heroes

Check out the recent article from Jim Brobst on laity making a difference. In the annals of missionary life, the spotlight often shines on the courageous deeds of missionaries braving adversity to spread the Gospel. Yet, behind every missionary’s tale of heroism lies a…

A Muslim “sibling” to Laudato Si.

Would you believe that Muslims have composed a sibling statement on care for the earth, similar to Pope Francis’s Lodato Si?  Click here for the long and beautiful document.

Council for Research in Values and Philosophy

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Synod Synthesis and Vibrant Ecumenical Dimension

By Harry Winter, O.M.I. The October 2023 Synod began on Sept. 30, with the most amazing Ecumenical Prayer Service since the Second Vatican Council ended in 1965 (click here for the hour-long service as described by, Synodality and the Oblates, Part 7, Oct….

Pope Francis praises Servant of God Madeleine Delbrêl

During his Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis praises Servant of God Madeleine Delbrêl’s life as epitomizing apostolic zeal and calls on the faithful to imitate the way she shared the joy of faith with others. To learn more about Madeline Delbrêl’s life, check…

St. Eugene Prayer

I give you my hands to do your work,I give you my feet to go your way,Lord JesusI give you my eyes to see as you do,I give you my tongue to speak your words,I give you my spirit that you may pray in…

Inter-Faith Journey: “Reflection into the Path of Wonder”

By Fr. Jack Lau, OMI Originally posted October 23, 2023, on the website By Fr. Jack Lau, OMI The question asked of me many times while at Aanmodaya Ashram (an ashram is a hermitage, monastic community, or other place of religious retreat found…

Fr. George McLean, OMI, Evangelizer and Dialoguer

an “Oblate of Mary, with a passport to heaven,” and the Mullahs expressions all changed from one of hostility to welcome


Synodality and Oblates in the USA Pope Francis is asking every parish, retreat center, house of formation, and Catholic center to discuss  synodality. In the seven mandated questions, the fourth asks “How connected do you feel to the core mission of the Church–making disciples…

Christian Joy

Church Ladies With Typewriters They’re Back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins! Thank God for church ladies with typewriters. These sentences (with all the BLOOPERS) actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services: The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals. The sermon this…