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Prayer During Hurricane Season

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    O God, Master of this passing world, hear the humble voices of your children. The Sea of Galilee obeyed your order and returned to its former quietude; you are still the Master of land and sea. We live in the shadow of a danger over which we have no control. The Gulf, like a provoked and angry giant, can awake from its seeming lethargy, overstep its conventional boundaries, invade our land and spread chaos and disaster. During this hurricane season, we turn to You, O loving Father. Spare us from past tragedies whose memories are still so vivid and whose wounds seem to refuse to heal with the passing of time. O Virgin, Star of the Sea, Our Beloved Mother, we ask you to plead with your Son in our behalf, so that spared from the calamities common to this area and animated with a true spirit of gratitude, we will walk in the footsteps of your Divine Son to reach the heavenly Jerusalem where a storm-less eternity awaits us. Amen. Originally dedicated to the victims of Hurricane Audrey in 1957. - Fr. Al Volpe, Cameron Parish, LA

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Prayer to End Abortion

  • Prayer to End Abortion
    Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life, And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters. I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion, Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death by the Resurrection of Your Son. I am ready to do my part in ending abortion. Today I commit myself Never to be silent, Never to be passive, Never to be forgetful of the unborn. I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement, And never to stop defending life Until all my brothers and sisters are protected, And our nation once again becomes A nation with liberty and justice Not just for some, but for all, Through Christ our Lord. Amen!

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"No divided allegiance"? "Nothing but an American"? Can any serious Catholic really accept that as a condition for the full rights and privileges of American citizenship? Sorry, but TR's condition is just too conveniently blue-blooded white and mainline Protestant. Let's not forget how TR's "patriotic" sentiment eerily echoes the anti-Catholic nativism of his times. If I can't wave the white & yellow flag of the Pope along with my Stars & Stripes, then call me un-American, for I will always be Catholic first and American second.

Colleen Mitchell

Cay--I just found this beautiful site looking you up to say hi. We are back from mission and living in our own Cajun Cottage in Kaplan, just outside Abbeville, savoring every moment of life in this wonderful corner of the world. I thought of you tonight as I was trying to come up with book lists for American history next year and googled you, how blessed to find this beautiful site about your family and your life. Let me know how close we are to one another, would love to meet in person! Colleen


I agree... with TR :) I am English, I live in America... and yet I still agree ;)


Thank you for this, Cay. I am an immigrant. I speak English and Korean. I assimilated to the American way of life and yet still am able to maintain parts of my culture in our lives.

Cay Gibson

L.T., Americans are fortunate to have freedom of religion. Whew! I can practice my Catholic religion in all its glory, in all its beauty, and even fly the papal flag if I choose to.

We are free to be Catholic without fear of punishment or death BECAUSE we are Americans.

Remember that America gives us that freedom.

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    God our Father, Open our hearts to your Presence. Open our minds to your Guidance. Open our lives to your Love, Through the intercession of Our Lady Bless us, bless our family and our home. Make us an instrument of your peace And a sign of your presence. Unite us to your Son, Jesus, in such a way That all who see and know us may see and know Jesus. By our unity to Him on Earth, Unite us to Him Forever in Heaven. With faith and confidence We ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

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