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Mother Angelica, 1923 – 2016

Mother Angelica, 1923 – 2016

The Church and the world lost an icon of American Catholicism on Easter Sunday.  Mother Angelica, foundress of Eternal Word Television Network, passed away at the age of 92.  Rita Rizzo made her religious profession in 1947 and for more than half a century she

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He is Truly Risen

He is Truly Risen

“He suffered under Pontius Pilate was crucified died and was buried. He descended into hell and on the third day He arose from the dead”   The Triduum is now complete. Salvation has been obtained. The door to heaven is open. We must now choose

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Tour aims to spread message of Fatima across U.S.

Tour aims to spread message of Fatima across U.S.

This article appeared in Our Sunday Visitor, 3/16/16. By Susan Klemond – Presidential candidates will log thousands of miles trying to win votes this year while Our Lady seeks to win souls instead through a special tour to promote her message of prayer, conversion and

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Feast of St. Joseph – a Saint for Our Times

Feast of St. Joseph – a Saint for Our Times

by Donal Anthony Foley Today is the feast of St, Joseph, the foster father of Jesus and the husband of the Blessed Virgin. As Sr. Lucia tells us in her Memoirs, St. Joseph appeared at Fatima on October 13, 1917. She recounts how as the

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Word-famous Fatima Statue to Tour U.S. for Fatima Centennial

Word-famous Fatima Statue to Tour U.S. for Fatima Centennial

The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, traveling around the world since 1947, will begin an historic two-year journey across America, visiting more than 100 dioceses in 50 states. The Fatima Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace, March 2016 – December 2017,

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Welcome Bishop-Elect James Francis Checchio

Welcome Bishop-Elect James Francis Checchio

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, employees and members of The World Apostolate of Fatima USA, and the Blue Army Shrine I would like to congratulate Bishop-Elect James Francis Checchio on his appointment as the Fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen.  The Blue

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Why Reparation? It is a Spiritual Work of Mercy

Why Reparation?  It is a Spiritual Work of Mercy

By Barb Ernster Many people ask why we need to make reparation for the sins against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In the first apparition to Sister Lucia at Pontevedra, Spain, December 10, 1925, the Christ Child told her, “Have compassion on the Heart of

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A Step Toward Unity with Orthodox Church

A Step Toward Unity with Orthodox Church

By Peter Anderson – On Friday, February 12, 2016, an important milestone was passed in the long road to restoring unity between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church, which have been separated since their tragic division in 1054. In the very unlikely location of

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The Child Jesus Desired Fervor for the First Saturdays Devotion

The Child Jesus Desired Fervor for the First Saturdays Devotion

By Donal Foley – February 15 is the anniversary of an important apparition of the Child Jesus to Sr. Lucia, which took place when she was at Pontevedra in Spain, in 1926, nearly nine years after the Fatima apparitions. Just a few months earlier, on

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Lent and the Penance that God Seeks and Requires

Lent and the Penance that God Seeks and Requires

By Barb Ernster “Does the Lord so delight in holocausts and sacrifices as in obedience to the command of the Lord? Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission than the fat of rams (1 Sam 15:22). Samuel was not disapproving of sacrifices in general, but

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