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Announcing 2021 a Year of St. Joseph

Announcing 2021 a Year of St. Joseph

by David Carollo – Someone said to me, “I am very uneasy about the present situation in our country.”  I responded that we are all disturbed during times of such uncertainty, but if we focus on the issues that cause this anxiety, we understand that

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What do you want of me?

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

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Let’s pray for the country

Let’s pray for the country

by David M. Carollo – I came out of the chapel after Mass today and had a conversation with several people who are regulars here at the Blue Army Shrine. Everyone shared the common feeling of uneasiness of these past few days. Elections are always

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The battle for God’s kingdom involves our decisions

The battle for God’s kingdom involves our decisions

by David M. Carollo – Next week we will exercise our civic duty and select our representatives at all levels of government from the president on down. As I have always done, I downloaded the list of candidates endorsed by the pro-life groups to use

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The Truth is set before us

The Truth is set before us

by Deacon Bob Ellis – A nation that permits babies to be brutally torn apart limb by limb and ripped from the wombs of their mothers will not long retain God’s blessings and protection. The swiftly developing Communist revolution in America, which threatens the survival

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Politics and religion: Archbishop Sheen’s words of wisdom

Politics and religion:  Archbishop Sheen’s words of wisdom

by Michaelyn Hein – With the American presidential election upon us, we are pressed ever more fervently with the challenge to “keep religion out of politics.” It is the inevitable response whenever a priest speaks openly in support of politicians who fight against abortion. It

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New film brings Father Patrick Peyton’s legacy to life – PRAY!

New film brings Father Patrick Peyton’s legacy to life – PRAY!

by Barb Ernster – Who doesn’t remember the phrase, “The family that prays together stays together”? These words, coined by Ven. Fr. Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., are now enshrined in a moving documentary about his life and ministry called PRAY, which opens in theaters October 9.

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Retreat is not an option with the Rosary

Retreat is not an option with the Rosary

by Joseph Pronechen – “If you want peace in your heart, in your home, in your country, assemble together every night and say the Rosary,” Pope St. Pius X said as if he himself seemed to anticipate Fatima several years before 1917. Yet today we

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Apocalyptic visions get our attention, but we still have to answer the call

Apocalyptic visions get our attention, but we still have to answer the call

by Barb Ernster – The most important aspect of the Fatima message is how we respond to the only question Our Lady asked the three children on May 13:  “Are you willing to offer yourselves to God and bear all the sufferings He wills to

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Without yeast the bread won’t rise

Without yeast the bread won’t rise

by Deacon Bob Ellis – The number of prayer initiatives under way during this time, when Satan’s demons seem to hold our nation firmly in their grip, is edifying and encouraging. However, most that I’m aware of haven’t pointed out the importance of yeast in

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