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World Kindness Day coming soon
by Coleen_Kelly_Mast on 

The book I mentioned on the air today is

The Hidden Power of Kindness
by Fr. Lawrence Lovasik

Sophia Institute Press

Amazing education on every subtle method of kindness. A must read for Christians!

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Prayer for Retrouvaille
by Coleen_Kelly_Mast on 
Requested from a caller today:


Come Holy Spirit

Fill this place

Soften our hearts

So that we may receive Your Grace


Come Holy Spirit

Be our guide

Descend on us now

And fill us inside


I give you thanks and praise O Lord

For the downpour of you mighty Grace

I pray for forgiveness

Help the couples to ask for forgiveness

And may they be open to Your forgiving Grace

Place the hope of forgiveness in our hearts

And may the power of Your forgiveness

Be felt in the marrow of our bones

Cast Satan and his evil spirits our of this place

Bind them with the rope of prayer

Send them our and fill the emptiness they have left

With Your Almighty and Powerful LOVE!

May You reign forever- Amen

I pray for the couple behind us!

I pray that they will let go

And forgive

And trust

And listen

And dialogue

May they cast away their negativity

And fill their hearts with hope

Come St. Michael

Defend us!

Come Angels of the Lord

Surround this place

Protect us from Evil

Bless us with Your presence

We humbly pray- Amen

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cohabiting couples
by Melissa on 

I can't find your letters to cohabiting couples. Can you help?

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hearing impaired
by rogelyn on 

I have a friend who is hearing impaired. She thought she is being talk about by our friends even in front of her. She loves having new friends in facebook. Now, she walls away from our group and started how can I help her?

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Prayer against witchcraft
by Respect on 
A caller this week asked for a prayer to protect him from his sister in law using witchcraft on him from a distance. Besides the St. Michael prayer and the Our Father, St. Patrick used this against the pagans and it obviously worked.


(Shield for Divine Protection)

St. Patrick's Breastplate is a popular prayer attributed to one of Ireland’s most beloved patron saints. According to tradition, St. Patrick wrote it in 433 A.D. for divine protection before successfully converting the Irish
King Leoghaire and his subjects from paganism to Christianity. (The term breastplate refers to a piece of armor worn in battle.)

More recent scholarship suggests its author was anonymous. In any case, this prayer certainly reflects the spirit with which St. Patrick brought the faith to Ireland! St. Patrick's Breastplate, also known as The Lorica (the cry of the deer), was popular enough to inspire a hymn based on this text as well.

I arise today 
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
of the Creator of creation.

I arise today
Through the strength of Christ's birth with His baptism,
Through the strength of His crucifixion with His burial,
Through the strength of His resurrection with His ascension,
Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom.

I arise today
Through the strength of the love of cherubim,
In the obedience of angels,
In the service of archangels,
In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
In the prayers of patriarchs,
In the predictions of prophets,
In the preaching of apostles,
In the faith of confessors,
In the innocence of holy virgins,
In the deeds of righteous men.

I arise today, through
The strength of heaven,
The light of the sun,
The radiance of the moon,
The splendor of fire,
The speed of lightning,
The swiftness of wind,
The depth of the sea,
The stability of the earth,
The firmness of rock.

I arise today, through
God's strength to pilot me,
God's might to uphold me,
God's wisdom to guide me,
God's eye to look before me,
God's ear to hear me,
God's word to speak for me,
God's hand to guard me,
God's shield to protect me,
God's host to save me
From snares of devils,
From temptation of vices,
From everyone who shall wish me ill,
afar and near.

I summon today
All these powers between me and those evils,
Against every cruel and merciless power
that may oppose my body and soul,
Against incantations of false prophets,
Against black laws of pagandom,
Against false laws of heretics,
Against craft of idolatry,
Against spells of witches and smiths and wizards,
Against every knowledge that corrupts man's body and soul;
Christ to shield me today
Against poison, against burning,
Against drowning, against wounding,
So that there may come to me an abundance of reward.

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

[Note that people sometimes pray a shorter version of this prayer just with this paragraph about Christ above. The conclusion follows below.]

I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
of the Creator of creation.

When St. Paul referred to putting on the “Armor of God” in his letter to the Ephesians (6:11) to fight sin and evil inclinations, he could have been thinking of prayers just like this one! We may not wear combat gear in our daily lives, but St. Patrick's Breastplate can function as divine armor for protection against spiritual adversity.

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Planting a Lenten Garden
by Respect on 

Plant three rows of squash:

1.    Squash gossip

2.    Squash criticism

3.    Squash indifference


Plant seven rows of peas 

1.    Prayer.

2.    Promptness

3.    Perseverance

4.    Politeness

5.    Preparedness

6.    Purity

7.    Patience


Plant seven heads of lettuce   

1.    Let us be unselfish and loyal

2.    Let us be faithful to duty

3.    Let us search the scriptures

4.    Let us not be weary in well doing

5.    Let us be obedient in all things

6.    Let us be truthful

7.    Let us love one another


No garden is complete without turnips:

1.    Turn up for daily Mass and weekly Eucharistic Adoration

2.    Turn up for prayer and Bible study

3.    Turn up with a smile, even when things are difficult

4.    Turn up with determination to do your best in God’s service.


Conclude with Thyme:

thyme for fun, thyme for rest, thyme with God.


Water freely with patience and cultivate with love

There will be much fruit in the garden, because you reap what you sow. You could have a beautiful garden to give to God for Easter!

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magazine for Catholic teen girls?
by Respect on 

A caller asked about magazines for Catholic girls, and I mentioned Dignitas, only to learn after the show that they were no longer publishing. Someone let me know that a website is what that group is promoting now. That site seemed to be for 20-somethings.

Does anyone know of a site or magazine for Catholic teen girls that is more dignified than the pop teen mags on the shelf?

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Teaching Virtues
by Respect on 

Louise from Texas called in today and asked about books that teach virtue to children 9-10 years old after another caller asked about virtues for her 16 year old. For the 16 year old I mentioned there is a whole chapter with exercises for teens to learn virtue and another about resisting temptation in my Love & Life student workbook you can buy at 

For the 9 and ten year olds, I suggested Willam Bennett's "Children's Book of Virtues" and his "Children's Book of Heroes"; Aesops Fables, and the Princess and the Kiss along with The Squire and the Scroll. The parents book called "Raise Happy Children, Teach Them Virtues" by Mary Ann Budnik was also mentioned.

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Explaining out of wedlock baby to young children
by Pat on 


We recently found out our niece is expecting a baby with her boyfriend. I would really appreciate some advice for explaining this to our boys ages 6 and 8. How do we handle situations that may arise like baby showers, baptism, or family gatherings. I want them to understand this is not right, but the baby is still loved. How do we handle this without glamorizing having a baby out of wedlock.

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Power of Healing Prayer
by Respect on 

The book I mentioned on today's show is

 "The Power of Healing Prayer" by Richard McAlear, O.M.I.
Chapter 13, Healing Hidden Hurts, has the process I described to our caller.

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