Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Matthew Bunson from EWTN News to look at the recent instruction from Pope Francis to restructure the Roman Curia. Other guests include Fr. John Gavin with what the Nicene Creed tells us about Jesus, Teresa Tomeo live from Rome on Pilgrimage, and Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History. Plus news, weather, sports and more…
Kevin Schmiesing, co-host of the Catholic History Trek podcast
Deacon Steven Greydanus is online at decentfilms.com.
Fr. John Gavin, author of Mysteries of the Lord’s Prayer
Dr. Matthew Bunson is online at ewtnnews.com.
Teresa Tomeo is online at teresatomeo.com.
Brendan Hodge is online at pillarcatholic.com.
Fr. Mark Morozowich is online at cua.edu.
Stephanie Mann is online at supremacyandsurvival.blogspot.com.
Wayne Topp is online at catholiccincinnati.org.
Fr. Boniface Hicks is online at fatherboniface.org.
Marlon De La Torre is online at knowingisdoing.org.
Tommy Tighe, author of St. Dymphna’s Playbook
Prayer To The Blessed Virgin Mary For Her Children With Down Syndrome
Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, you were given to us as a mother and teacher. Come and teach us through the Lord’s grace to be the best mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and friends that we can for your children with Down syndrome. Help us to accept these children as children so special to you, with gratitude as a beautiful gift from God. Make us faithful to God’s will. Guide us with your motherly wisdom, fortitude, gentleness, and most of all, love, so as to help nurture your beautiful children. Place your mantle around them as a protection from all harm and evil. We ask this through Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord, in whom we place all our trust. Amen.
Prayer to St. Robert Bellarmine, patron of those with Down syndrome
Prayer For Down Syndrome
O Holy St. Robert Bellarmine, I pray for your loving intercession for the needs of those with Down syndrome.
May you be at the side of every mother with child, that she will have the faith to overcome worldly thoughts and fears that could distract her from recognizing the precious gift of life growing within her.
May you be at the side of the parents, families, friends, teachers, and caregivers that they will have the grace to know the Lord’s merciful hand is guiding them through life’s joys and struggles. May they place their hope and complete trust in Jesus.
St. Robert Bellarmine, help me to keep my eyes open for the opportunity to show my love like Jesus and not to let fear of the unknown prevent me from doing the Divine Will. I ask you to entrust these intentions to the Most Blessed Virgin Mary that she may place them before the altar of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. Amen.