An Announcement amidst Signs of Hope

A Sign of Hope

(ASOH is grateful to share this news while encouraging support for the newest prayer initiative, first announced by Fr. Richard Heilman at his site, Roman Catholic Man. Under the video which accompanies this announcement are two signs of hope. ~Beckita )



From Fr. Richard Heilman       March 31, 2018

Jesus promised St. Faustina, “I bear a special love for Poland, and if she will be obedient to My will, I will exalt her in might and holiness. From her will come forth the spark that will prepare the world for My final coming” (Diary, 1732). I have been saying for years, now, that Poland is the “spiritual epicenter” of the renewal of faith on our planet.

Providentially, on October 7, 2017, as the whole world looked on (New York Times article), a grassroots call for prayer, in mostly Catholic…

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Is the Pope Catholic?

A Sign of Hope

By Charlie Johnston

I pray an intricate private Rosary. One of the things I do is offer each decade of a mystery for a specific, fixed intention. My literal intention for the third decade of each mystery is, “…to the honor of and seeking the intercession of St. John Paul the Great, whom I claim as patron; for the intentions, person, and immortal soul of our Holy Father, Francis: may he be strengthened to accomplish all God has appointed him and may his papacy bear great fruit; and for the intentions, person, and immortal soul of our Holy Pope Emeritus Benedict: may he be strengthened to accomplish all God has appointed him and may his life bear great fruit.”

It was distressing, as we entered the Triduum, for yet another eruption from the Vatican as it was reported that the Pope had told one of his favorite journalists, the Italian…

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59 days to go…

Mass and Fast for Ireland

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to Ireland’s referendum on the 8th amendment to the Irish constitution which gives equal protection to mother and child and which it’s proposed will be replaced with unrestricted no questions asked medical abortion to 12 weeks and to birth for life limiting conditions (so called fatal foetal abnormalities). And as of today an Irish version of British abortion law: a ban on abortions post viability / 24 weeks.

This post is in 3 parts:

(1): Sr. Briege McKenna’s appeal for Masses for Ireland and protection of the 8th.

(2): As of today, abortions after viability, so after 24 weeks will now be banned.

(3): Micheál Martin’s pro-choice past:

A review and his overseeing of at least 3 million euros for abortions in Ethiopia.



Everyday, we promote Sr. Briege McKenna’s appeal for Masses to be said privately or…

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Ven. Concepcion Cabrera de Armida: A Powerful Mentor for Spiritual Mothers

WORD of the Vine

My first meeting with Ven. Concepcion Cabrera de Armida was fate, I think. I was thumbing through Ronda De Sola Chervin’s book, Prayers of the Women Mystics  when she jumped out at me. Maybe, it was her beautiful heart-felt prayers to Jesus in the Eucharist that grabbed and enthralled me and the fact that she too, was the mother of a large family. I suspect more.  She grabbed me and was my first companion  in spiritually walking along with the Church to pray for priests.

Let me give you a taste of her words. As you reflect with her words, pay attention to your own heart and what develops for you in your mission in praying for others. You are my Love, O my Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. My first thought on waking is of you, beloved of my soul, and my last before closing my eyes in…

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Abortion and the Image of God

All Along the Watchtower

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a…

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Taharrush Jinsi: The Middle Eastern rape phenomena that has been imported to Europe


The world was exposed to a truly shocking demonstration of something we should never accept or normalize in 2013. Our repulsion should know no bounds when it comes to this display of barbarism. In Tahir Square in Egypt, women were subjected to a series of attacks on the 25th January of that year. The victims of these attacks had no demographical link when it came to age. Victims ranged from the age of seven to seventy. Women, and even more despicably sometimes children were separated from the crowds of protestors. Women reported having their clothes cut off by knives and some truly unspeakable things occurred that I do not even wish to write about.

This is not the first time an awareness of “Taharrush Jinsi or Jamai” was raised to some in the west. Back in 2011 at the height of the Arab Spring it was all too visible for…

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