My father is an alcoholic, was abused as a kid, and spent last weekend in jail for domestic assault. For part of that time he was in the medical care unit, and allowed to read. At random, he grabbed The Catholic Controversies by St. Francis de Sales and read most of it. He told me that it was the first time he's ever understood the Church, and desires go deeper; so for this Lenten season, I've decided that I will help him, even while my mother has decided to get a divorce (not out of bitterness). I should also mention that we think he has Borderline Personality Disorder, which makes this whole situation harder for him.
I ask for all of your prayers, mostly for my father rather than me.