Fr. Calloway: A Story of Redemption

Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, is part of the all-star cast of Power In My Hands and he has a remarkable story to share. Fr. Calloway was a high school dropout and drug addict. He was kicked out of a foreign country as a teen and institutionalized twice. Having been thrown in jail multiple times, it seemed he was a hopeless case. But, one night in 1992, Fr. Calloway had a miraculous conversion that all started with the Blessed Mother. “The Virgin Mary was saying things that were so clear and captivating that I found myself moved and literally experiencing emotion in a deep way.” – Fr. Calloway After his radical conversion to the Church, he earned a B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio and received additional degrees from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, and from the International Marian Research Institute in Dayton, Ohio. Fr. Calloway is now a member of the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. He exhibits an unmistakable zeal for the faith and is a well known speaker on Divine Mercy and the Blessed Virgin Mary. He speaks passionately about these topics in his moving conversion story....

Nine Benefits of Going to Confession Frequently

During my priestly ministry, I have discerned several reasons why people hesitate to approach the Sacrament of Confession. Here are the most common: Fear: Though the vast majority of priests are kind and understanding confessors, many potential penitents fear being judged or scolded. Pride: Confessing sins means confronting that we’ve genuinely done wrong and need […] Source: Nine Benefits of Going to Confession...

How to Pray with Pope Francis Today 3/27/2020: Live 1PM Eastern Time

How to pray with the Pope on Friday Join Pope Francis in prayer and receive his extraordinary “Urbi et orbi” blessing and plenary indulgence on Friday at 6pm Rome time. By Linda Bordoni Faithful across the world are invited to join Pope Francis spiritually in prayer on Friday, 27 March at 6 pm Rome time. The initiative was announced by Pope Francis on Sunday during the Angelus when he said “I invite everyone to participate spiritually through the means of communication”. It follows Wednesday’s live-streamed ceremony during which Christians of all denominations were able to join the Holy Father in praying the “Our Father” in this time of global crisis and fear due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Pope announces extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing The Director of the Holy See Press Office confirmed that the moment of prayer on Friday will be broadcast live from the Vatican, beginning at 6 pm Rome time. He noted that the plenary indulgence attached to the Urbi et orbi blessing is subject to the conditions foreseen by the recent Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary.  Pope Francis will pray before an empty Square from the sagrato of St. Peter’s Basilica, the platform at the top of the steps immediately...

Rosary Meditations for Prayer During the COVID-19 Pandemic

On the feast of St. Joseph, Pope Francis invited the entire world to pray the rosary at 9pm Rome time, in union with him, for the current pandemic situation we find ourselves in.  The rosary is a powerful prayer.  In Fatima, Our Lady said pray the rosary every day for peace in the world.  I’m […] Source: Rosary Meditations for Prayer During the COVID-19...