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O Mary Conceived Without Sin, Pray for Us!

O Mary Conceived Without Sin, Pray for Us!

In 1854, Pope Pius IX solemnly proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception: “We declare, pronounce and define that the doctrine which asserts that the Blessed Virgin Mary, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God, and

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Thanksgiving: Patriotism, Gratitude and the Poor Souls in Purgatory

Thanksgiving:  Patriotism, Gratitude and the Poor Souls in Purgatory

November is the month which brings about thoughts of those who came before us. As Catholics we have a special devotion to the poor souls in purgatory, those who fought the good fight and find themselves in a state of purification. Suffering for their sins,

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Fatima and the Work of Evangelization

Fatima and the Work of Evangelization

By David Carollo – “Man has been created by God for a blissful purpose beyond the reality of human misery.” This statement  from the pastoral constitution of the Church in the Modern world, Guadium et Spes written during the Second Vatican Council brings in to

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National Blue Army Shrine Designated a Pilgrimage Site for Year of Mercy

National Blue Army Shrine Designated a Pilgrimage Site for Year of Mercy

On December 8, 2015 through November 20, 2016, the National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Washington, NJ,  is designated a national pilgrimage site for the extraordinary Holy Year, the Jubilee of Mercy, declared by Pope Francis in March. In a September

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Our Lady of the Rosary – Only She Can Help You

Our Lady of the Rosary – Only She Can Help You

In all six of the apparitions at Fatima, “the beautiful lady” told the children to pray the rosary every day, especially to end the war and obtain peace. She promised to tell them who she was in October. On the 13th of that month, she

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The Message of Our Lady of Fatima is the Real Solution for our Times

The Message of Our Lady of Fatima is the Real Solution for our Times

By Deacon Bob Ellis – On July 13, 1917, during the third apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, little Lucia said to the beautiful lady from heaven: “I would like to ask you to tell us who you are, and to work a miracle so

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The Birthday of Mary: A Celebration of the Beginning of Our Salvation

The Birthday of Mary: A Celebration of the Beginning of Our Salvation

On the Via Santa Sofia in Milan, Italy stands the unassuming church of Maria Bambina. Elevated to the status of a basilica by St. John Paul II, the devotion to the infant Mary is promoted here and brought to the world. During my many trips to

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Lucia and Our Lady – BOOK REVIEW

Lucia and Our Lady – BOOK REVIEW

By Joseph Pronchen, August 22, 2015 issue of the National Catholic Register — A Pathway Under the Gaze of Mary offers new light about the message and the messenger of Fatima, visionary Sister Lucia dos Santos. With a unique touch, it is written collectively by the

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A Weekend of Celebration for Both the Church and the Nation

A Weekend of Celebration for Both the Church and the Nation

Pentecost is often referred to as the birthday of the Church.  Greek for the 50th day, it comes 50 days after Easter Sunday and 10 days after Ascension Thursday. The third Glorious Mystery of the Rosary, the descent of the Holy Spirit upon our Lady

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Fatima, Russia and the Consecration — on Relevant Radio

Relevant Radio dedicated a full hour to the Message of Fatima on May 13, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. Radio host Drew Mariani interviewed David Carollo about Russia and the consecration of March 25, 1984.  He then interviewed Deacon Bob Ellis about the

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