prayer

At prayer breakfast, Abp. Naumann warns of ‘God crisis’ in nation

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kan., spoke at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast May 24 in Washington. Archbishop Naumann warned that the nation’s most serious crisis is “a God-crisis — a crisis of faith.”

WASHINGTON — This year's National Catholic Prayer breakfast took on a decidedly Kansas flavor, as Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City and Sam Brownback, a former House and Senate member and governor of Kansas, addressed nearly 1,000 at a Washington hotel May 24.

Also speaking was outgoing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, who was a staffer for Brownback in the latter's early days in Congress.

Pray.com offers social network for prayer, community-building

VATICAN CITY — Convinced that faith communities would want to share prayer requests, announcements and service opportunities without going to multiple platforms and without being awash in advertising, a group of friends created an app just for that.

With $2 million in seed money, Pray.com was beta tested with 100 churches in 2016. Today, 6,000 faith communities and thousands of other groups use the app to host their members' need for prayer and offers of support, as well as to recruit volunteers for local service projects and to collect donations, said two of the co-founders.

In ‘historic’ move, pope names three laywomen to doctrinal congregation

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis appointed three women as consultors to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. It marks the first time women and laypersons were named as active contributors — not support staff.

The Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, called the decision to appoint the women "historic." The Vatican announced the appointments April 21.

The new female consultors are:

DEAR FATHER | Focused techniques enhance Rosary prayer experience

Once we get past the basic logistics of praying the Rosary and learn the order of the mysteries, we might ask: "OK, so now I am doing this. What am I supposed to be getting out of it?" To help, there are many aids to help us to pray the Rosary.

Pregame prayer, solid teamwork clinched win for Loyola, says Sister Jean

Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, 98, longtime chaplain of the Loyola University Chicago men’s basketball team and campus icon, prayed with the team in October 2017. Sister Jean credited pregame prayer and the players’ solid teamwork for the Ramblers’ thrilling last-second 64-62 NCAA Tournament win over the University of Miami March 15.

DALLAS — A religious sister who is the longtime chaplain of the Loyola University Chicago men's basketball team credited the pregame prayer and the players' solid teamwork for the Ramblers' thrilling, last-second 64-62 win over the University of Miami in the NCAA Tournament on March 15.

"Our team is so great and they don't care who makes the points as long as we win the game," Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, 98, told a reporter with truTV.

DEAR FATHER | Father knows best: Trusting God when it comes to prayer

St. Augustine, in his writings on the Sermon on the Mount — one of the places in Scripture Jesus encourages us to ask, seek and knock for the Father's answer to our needs in prayer — comments on why God doesn't seem to answer our prayers. He lists four reasons.

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