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Holy Eucharist in Monstrance

by Barb Ernster – After pondering the question of the most important part of the Fatima message, Sister Lucia stated that it was “at the beginning, at the Cabeço.”  It was there that the Angel of Peace led the three little shepherds to an intense reality of the presence of God and to worship and […]

The Annihilation of the Soul

by David M. Carollo – Perhaps the most ominous prediction made by Our Lady at Fatima in 1917 was a warning that nations could be annihilated. Pictures of a nuclear holocaust dance through our heads when we think of this possibility. War in any age has disrupted society, but war in the nuclear age has […]

Two Miraculous Events: Mount Carmel, Fatima and the Rain of Graces

by John Haffert, co-founder of the Blue ArmyFrom his book Her Glorious Title Have there ever been two miraculous events in the history of the world so similar and so important as the miracle of fire described in the Book of Kings and the miracle of the sun, which took place at Fatima on Oct. […]

What Do You Want of Me?

by Barb Ernster This was the humble question little Lucia asked the Blessed Mother at the beginning of each of the apparitions at Fatima: “What do you want of me?”  It is a question we all need to ask every day if we are devoted to — or have consecrated ourselves to — the Immaculate Heart […]

July is the Month of Precious Blood – the Life Blood of the Church

by Donal Anthony Foley – The month of July is dedicated to the Precious Blood of Jesus, and the Church makes this dedication because it is important for us to contemplate the mystery of the Eucharist, which contains the life blood of our faith and the Church. This devotion dates back to the early Fathers, […]

Will it Take Another 50 Years for Truth to Prevail?

As I praise God and rejoice at the overturning of Roe v Wade, I cannot avoid lamenting the fact that it took nearly 50 years. Now that the legality of abortion will be decided state-by-state, will it take another 50 years to finally eliminate its legality altogether? While it certainly ought not, unless we do […]

Our Lady Weeps for Her Children

How the Pro-Life Movement Grew Up Under Roe v. Wade by Barb Ernster – This year marks the 50th anniversary of the well-documented case of the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue, which famously wept human tears during a visitation at a New Orleans church on July 17, 1972. The story and photos were captured by Father […]

The Rich History of Devotion to the Immaculate Heart

by Catherine Moran – The history of the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is important to know so that we may understand why Our Lady came to ask for it at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1732, French Jesuit priest Fr. Joseph de Gallifet, wrote, “Once the devotion to the Sacred […]

The Need for Courage Founded on Charity and Righteousness

by David M. Carollo – In the movies, we often see the heroes laugh in the face of danger by rushing into an impossible situation to save the lives of others or to slay the bad guys. With theatrical exuberance we see them emerge through a wall of fire, escaping the conflagration, dirty and bruised […]

Journey to the Living Heart of the Catholic Faith

By Kevin Burke, LSW and Theresa Burke, Ph.D. – In the month of June, we journey into the heart of Catholic devotion, and quite literally, to the physical Heart of Jesus.  June offers a unique opportunity to strengthen your Catholic faith beginning with the Feast of Corpus Christi on June 16, celebrated on Sunday, June 19, […]

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