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Love One Another as I Have Loved You

Love One Another as I Have Loved You

By Donal Anthony Foley – Holy Thursday initiates us each year into the Sacred Triduum, which begins with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper tonight, Maundy Thursday, and ends on Easter Sunday. It is the calm before the storm, commemorating the last few hours Jesus

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Russia in the Year of Fatima

Russia in the Year of Fatima

Victor Khroul, PhD, is an associate professor at Moscow State University, Journalism faculty. A Roman Catholic who grew up under the communist Soviet Union, he provided this interview about Russia today to Barb Ernster. It is published in our centennial issue, Fatima: 100 Years of

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The Spirituality of Lucia dos Santos

The Spirituality of Lucia dos Santos

Lucia dos Santos was born March 28, 1907, in the village of Aljustrel near Fatima, and baptized on March 30, 1907. She was the youngest of seven children of Antonio and Maria Rosa dos Santos. At the tender age of 10, she was given a

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More on the canonization of Jacinta and Francisco

More on the canonization of Jacinta and Francisco

David Carollo spoke with Drew Mariani today on Relevant Radio about the exciting announcement by the Vatican of the approved miracle paving the way for the canonization of Jacinta and Francisco Marto.  The date of the canonization is not yet determined, but it will be announced

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Pope approves second miracle for Francisco and Jacinta Marto

Pope approves second miracle for Francisco and Jacinta Marto

Vatican City, Mar 23, 2017 / 06:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Thursday Pope Francis approved the second and final miracle needed to canonize Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the shepherd children who witnessed the Fatima Marian apparitions. The Pope approved the miracle in

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St Joseph – Fatherhood, the Church and the Call of Fatima

St Joseph – Fatherhood, the Church and the Call of Fatima

by Donal Anthony Foley – Since March 19 fell on a Sunday this year, the Solemnity of St Joseph is moved forward one day and is celebrated today. St Joseph plays significantly in the final Fatima apparition, and since it is the 100th Anniversary of

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Congratulations Father Andrew Apostoli on your Golden Anniversary

Congratulations Father Andrew Apostoli on your Golden Anniversary

Fifty years ago on this date, the late Archbishop Fulton Sheen ordained a young man to the priesthood. Today that man, Father Andrew Apostoli, a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, serves as the Vice Postulator for the cause of canonization for the

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The Spirituality of St. Jacinta

The Spirituality of St. Jacinta

by Barb Ernster – Jacinta Marto was born in the village of Aljustrel near Fatima in Portugal on March 11, 1910, to parents Manuel Pedro “Ti” Marto and Olympia de Jesus. She was only 6 years old when the Angel of Peace appeared, and just

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St. Michael and Our Lady of Fatima – Why 2017 Is Such a Critical Moment

St. Michael and Our Lady of Fatima – Why 2017 Is Such a Critical Moment

By Msgr. Charles Pope – I have written elsewhere about why I think that 2017 will be a critical year. I believe it will be a year of hidden blessings or one of something so shocking that it will usher in a blessing that will

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Second Miracle attributed to Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Moves Forward

Second Miracle attributed to Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Moves Forward

By Donal Anthony Foley – Today is the feast of Blesseds Jacinta and Francisco Marto, and February 20 is the actual anniversary of Jacinta’s death in 1920 at the age of 10; Francisco died the previous year on April 4, 1919. The brother and sister

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