Message of Mercy

‘Because He’s Outside of Time’

By Marc Massery

On Mother’s Day in 1996, Bette Harrison received word that her younger brother Ricky had passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at age 46. 

“Truly, in that moment, I felt as though I had been stabbed by a sword and went down on my knees,” she said. As a Catholic convert from Judaism, Bette, of Irvine, California, worried about her brother’s salvation. He died without any faith. 

All about Mary and Divine Mercy

By Br. Jason Lewis, MIC
Traveling for Divine Mercy missions and to give talks on our new book, After Suicide: There’s Hope for Them and for You, Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, and I make every effort to visit members of the Association of Marian Helpers along the way. We treasure their company. They all bring us joy. 

A Different Picture of Fatherhood

By Terry Peloquin

Homer Simpson. Al Bundy. Dan Connor. Ray Barone. Tim “The Toolman” Taylor. You might know these fathers from popular television comedies in recent decades. 

Images of their TV families were set on a poster board in a comparison with more wholesome shows from the 1950s. This display stood in the front of the Saint Faustina Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where 18 participants gathered on Saturday, Nov. 9, for a roundtable intended to foster authentic Christian fatherhood.

‘The Pinnacle of All Other Freedoms’

Catholic social teaching is one of the great treasures of the Church, and yet all too often, it’s neglected or overlooked entirely. In this issue of Marian Helper, we continue our exploration of the Church’s social teaching, this time focusing on religious liberty.

By Chris Sparks
Christians are the target of roughly 80 percent of all religious persecution around the world.


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