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Monday, June 18, 2018

An Important Announcement to All My Readers and Followers

Announcing The End of Our Run

After careful consideration, I have come to the decision to end all future posts to Faith of the Fathers blogs.

It has been a long journey since the blogs were started in 2005, but several factors are indicative that it is time to end.

  1. Our daily visits average has plummeted from 314 per day for all 23 blogs under the “Faith of the Fathers” banner, to just 81 per day for all of them now.
  2. Our blog subscriptions have also dropped off considerably, from a high of 989 to now being 501. Again, that is for all 23 blogs. The stats show that few subscribers are even clicking on posts at all.
  3. The one and most significant reason is, my eyesight has gotten progressively worse, and it is increasingly difficult for me to make any posts, and those I have been able to do have become fewer and fewer in number. In fact, it has gotten to the point, that I am also going to give up driving, for both my safety and for the safety of others.

I would like to thank all of the subscribers, readers, and benefactors over these nearly 13 years, for your kindness, encouragement, and support.

It has been a goof run, and at times a very satisfying one. My two favorite moments occurred when “Catholic Culture” recommended the reading of my post on Saint Polycarp of Smyrna on my “The Early Church Fathers” blog, and also when the “Ignatius Insight Scoop” blog recommended my2 long posts defending Pope Pius XII on my “Church Under Attack” blog. Having my posts recommended by those two sites, was both exciting, and humbling.

The Facebook Page for my blogs will remain, and you can still follow that page if you'd like, as there are several blogs that I follow there, and I have that set to share those blogs automatically. You can click on Faith of the Fathers Facebook Page if you'd like to be aware of those posts.

Once more, thank you all for your prayers, support, and encouragement over the years. May God Bless you, and Our Lady keep you in Her care!

Friday, June 01, 2018

Leaving a Tip

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 Thank you, and God Bless you!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Personal Prayer Request

I would appreciate your prayers for a personal situation I am going through at this time. God knows the need, so I will place it in His hands.

Thank you, and may God Bless you all!!

Yours In Christ,
Steve Smith

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Please Continue Prayers for My Brother Randy

About 2 weeks ago, I wrote a post here, asking for your prayers for my youngest brother Randy.

He is still unable to use his left arm after the neck fusion surgery to repair damage from a 20 year old car wreck.

Here is what he posted yesterday on Facebook:

Went to Dr today for 1st post-surgery check. I still can't raise my left arm, and losing strength in bicep. They are ordering an MRI to make sure fusion is ok, and to see what might be causing the problem. I'm worried to the extent that for what I do as a lab tech, I have to have 2 working limbs with dexterity and strength, and right now my left arm is practically useless. I LOVE my job, my department, and the people I work with, and I would HATE not being able to do what I love. I'd appreciate it if you'd include me in your prayers. I don't care if my left arm is restored 100%, or if I can't make chords on a guitar. If it's skinny as a stick, that's OK as long as it can hold a tube, twist a lid, etc. Just hoping for any improvement at this point just for encouragement. Thanks all!

So, please keep Randy in your prayers, especially that he gains use of his arm again and is able to return to his job,

Thank you, and God Bless you all!

O merciful Father in heaven, thank You for being with Randy while he was in surgery. Thank You for blessing the surgeon with the skill and knowledge needed to do his and safely bringing Randy through this operation. O gracious Father, bring healing to Randy and bless him with the best care possible as he recovers. Continue to bless him with your tender care. Grant him patience during his recuperation, help him grow in strength each day, and bring him to full recovery quickly, without any setbacks.


Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Urgent: Help for Lisa Graas Who Was In A Car Accident

Photo of Lisa Graas' car taken after the accident.

My good friend, and fellow Catholic blogger, Lisa Graas, and her daughter Bethany, were in a head-on collision on December 2, 2016.

I will let Lisa’s own description from Facebook explain what happened:

On December 2, 2016, my daughter and I were involved in a head on collision. Another driver came over into my lane and we impacted at approximately 46 mph. By the grace of God, we were not killed. My daughter Bethany has a concussion and my heel bone is shattered. I am unable to work and ask for some extra help until the insurance pays what it is supposed to. It is expected that I will have to have multiple surgeries on my foot. Thank you.

Lisa has a GoFundMe page that was set up earlier last month to help with upgrades to her blog. Lisa will require several surgeries on her heel, and it is going to be awhile before the insurance kicks in.

So please help out with a donation if you can by clicking here :

When you get to Lisa’s GoFundMe page, you can click the “Updates” button where you can read her update posts about the accident.


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