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How Can A World Gone Mad Be Saved From Itself?

How Can A World Gone Mad Be Saved From Itself?

Jesus frequently opened with the words “peace be with you” when speaking to individuals and groups. The first words spoken by the Angel of Peace in 1916 to the three shepherd children of Fatima were “be not afraid.” Our Lady of Fatima’s first words to

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Cardinal Francis George, Rest in Peace

Cardinal Francis George, Rest in Peace

We are saddened to hear of the death of Chicago Archbishop Francis Cardinal George.  His Eminence lost a long fought battle with cancer today.  As a Chicagoan I got to know him when he came to the city in 1997. I travelled with him to

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BOOK REVIEW: A Pathway Under the Gaze of Mary

By Don Fier When the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal for six successive months in 1917, she foretold that the younger two, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, would soon go to Heaven. But to the ten-year-old Lucia dos Santos she

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Blessed Francisco and Jacinta, Pray for Us

Blessed Francisco and Jacinta, Pray for Us

Today we celebrate the feast day of Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto. These simple souls never meant for earthly greatness, received the most important message of the 20th century.  Their witness to the world was that they could bring about the salvation of numerous souls

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What to do about the First Saturday Devotion on Holy Saturday

What to do about the First Saturday Devotion on Holy Saturday

We’ve been asked to go to confession, receive Holy Communion, pray five decades of the rosary, and spend fifteen minutes keeping Our Lady company while meditating on the mysteries of the rosary with the intention of making reparation for sins committed against the Immaculate Heart

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Fatima Message of Reparation Spreads at March for Life

Nearly 330 students, faculty and staff from Benedictine College in Atchison, KS, joined members of the World Apostolate of Fatima at the annual March for Life January 22 in Washington D.C., processing with The National Pilgrim Virgin statue down the National Mall. The beautiful, sunny

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Our Lady of Fatima and the Boy Scouts

Our Lady of Fatima and the Boy Scouts

Three words from the Boy Scout Oath or Promise are of critical importance to the fulfillment of Our Lady’s Fatima requests by sufficient numbers of people soon enough to avoid the ultimate chastisement depicted in the third part of the Secret of Fatima. As we

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Sharing the mission of promoting the Fatima message

Sharing the mission of promoting the Fatima message

On Sunday January 25th, Fr. Francisco Pereira of the shrine in Fatima arrived in Chicago for a full week of activities focused on promoting the message of Fatima and the association with the World Apostolate of Fatima. Father accompanied me to Alabama where we filmed

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The Necessary Spiritual Foundation for the Pro-Life Movement

The Necessary Spiritual Foundation for the Pro-Life Movement

By Bill Sockey Abortion isn’t just a moral or ethical crisis. It is a deeply spiritual crisis. No one can truly believe in God and accept the killing of innocent babies because someone finds them inconvenient. During the twentieth century, support for abortion grew in

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St. Agnes, Pray for Us

St. Agnes, Pray for Us

On January 21st we celebrate the feast of St Agnes. St Agnes was a virgin and martyr, tortured and killed in 304AD at the age of 13.  Her name is inscribed in the Canon of the Mass and she is venerated worldwide. Her church in

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