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Miraculous phenomena at Fatima occurred even on November 13

Miraculous phenomena at Fatima occurred even on November 13

Father Thomas McGlynn, OP was a priest and sculptor who spent 10 days with Sister Lucia in order to make an authentic sculpture of how Our Lady appeared when she presented her Immaculate Heart. He had the opportunity to interview Lucia’s sisters, Theresa and Maria,

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The Pope Leos and the emerging of St. Michael – defender in turbulent times

The Pope Leos and the emerging of St. Michael – defender in turbulent times

by Donal Anthony Foley Today is the feast of Pope St. Leo I, one of the most important popes in Church history and one of only three acclaimed as “great”, mainly for his teaching against heresy and for his famous Tome, which was read at

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Our union with the Holy Souls is anchored in Jesus’ mercy

Our union with the Holy Souls is anchored in Jesus’ mercy

By Father James Walling – A few years ago, when I was associate pastor in a parish in Kentucky, I visited a Protestant funeral service with a priest friend of mine. The deceased was a woman who used to practice the Catholic Faith, but had

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Why God desired devotion to the Immaculate Heart

Why God desired devotion to the Immaculate Heart

By Barb Ernster – Why did Jesus want devotion to the Immaculate Heart established in the world, starting in 1917 at Fatima? After all, devotion to the Heart of Mary was widely practiced in the Middle Ages, including by many great saints. Saint John Eudes

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Did the discovery of America begin at Fatima?

Did the discovery of America begin at Fatima?

The “Age of Discovery” resulted from the vision of a pious young man, “Henry the Navigator,” who is buried in a beautiful church, Our Lady of Victories, at the foot of the mountain of Fatima. His father, John I (1357-1433) was made king of Portugal

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The “Good News” of marriage and family modeled by the Holy Family

The “Good News” of marriage and family modeled by the Holy Family

By Barb Ernster Dr. Mary Shivanandan is a retired professor of theology from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute on Studies of Marriage and Family, specializing in the theological anthropology of St. John Paul II.  She is also a mother and grandmother. She spoke with

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The Powerful Chaplet of St. Michael

The Powerful Chaplet of St. Michael

By Father Richard Heilman The Chaplet of St. Michael is a powerful way to call upon St. Michael the Archangel along with the Nine Choirs of Angels, especially in acts of spiritual warfare. Sacred Scripture distinguishes nine such groupings: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominations, Powers, Virtues,

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THE SEVEN SORROWS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

THE SEVEN SORROWS  OF  THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

by Catherine Moran, Ph.D. At Fatima, on October 13, 1917, during the miracle of the sun, the children saw Our Heavenly Mother appear as Our Lady of Sorrows.  In the Gospels, we read of Our Lady of Sorrows at the foot of the cross watching

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Expect victory when you call upon the holy name of Mary

Expect victory when you call upon the holy name of Mary

By Donal Anthony Foley – In the Divine Praises, we pray “blessed be the name of Mary, virgin and mother.”  Today we celebrate the feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary, which comes between the feast of the Nativity of Mary on Sept. 8

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A call to keep our swords in hand at this time in the Church

A call to keep our swords in hand at this time in the Church

By David M. Carollo, Executive Director – The troubling happenings in the Church, which have dominated the news these past few weeks has everyone concerned. Certainly it is sad when anyone acts contrary to the laws of God, and it is even more troubling when those

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