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The Pilgrim Virgin Icon of Fatima – a sign of unity for East and West Church

The Pilgrim Virgin Icon of Fatima – a sign of unity for East and West Church

by Mark Moran – The importance of Fatima to both the West and the East can never be underemphasized. Yet, within many circles in the East, there is a perception that Fatima and the Rosary is a Western-only apparition, with no bearing on the Universal

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St. Catherine of Siena, co-patron of Europe

St. Catherine of Siena, co-patron of Europe

by Rev. Matthew Mauriello – Caterina di Benincasa was born on March 25, 1347 in Siena, Italy, to Giacomo di Benincasa, a cloth dyer, and Lapa Piagenti, who was about 40 years old when she gave premature birth to twin daughters, Catherine and Giovanna. As

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Feast of St. Joseph the Worker proclaimed Christian ideal of work vs. Marxist view

Feast of St. Joseph the Worker proclaimed Christian ideal of work vs. Marxist view

by Donal Anthony Foley – The feast of St Joseph the Worker falls on May 1, this Saturday (also a First Saturday), following the Solemnity of St. Joseph, which we celebrated on March 19. This is a relatively modern feast day since it was only

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In the world, but not of the world

In the world, but not of the world

by David M. Carollo – The Easter season is a time ponder the fact that those who believe in the reality of the life of Christ and understand the Real Presence live in this world, but are not of the world. It is not possible

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The Hour of Mercy and the Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Hour of Mercy and the Immaculate Heart of Mary

by Larry Maginot – “Son, why have you treated us so?  Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously” (Lk 2:48). These words of Our Lady spoken to the 12-year-old Jesus upon finding him in the Temple express the sorrowing anguish that

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Baptism and the Easter Vigil

Baptism and the Easter Vigil

by Donal Anthony Foley – This evening, after 40 days of Lenten preparation, we will celebrate Christ’s resurrection from the dead during the Easter Vigil. The vigil is more than just a celebration of the Resurrection, since it is also a time when those who

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The crucifixion of St. Jean Gabriel Perboyre

The crucifixion of St. Jean Gabriel Perboyre

by Donal Anthony Foley – As we enter the Sacred Triduum, the most solemn time of the Church’s year, our focus turns increasingly towards the Passion and death of Christ, as we try to comprehend the extent of His sufferings and what it cost Him

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Dystopian nightmares or the message of Fatima

Dystopian nightmares or the message of Fatima

by David M. Carollo – In the 1960s and 70s, some saw the possibility that a totalitarian system which subjugated the masses could be installed here if we were not diligent. The attitude that “it could never happen here” was also bantered about. Those who

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The consecration and our Lord’s promise: ‘The Immaculate Heart of Mary will save Russia’

The consecration and our Lord’s promise: ‘The Immaculate Heart of Mary will save Russia’

by Barb Ernster On June 13, 1929, Sister Lucia had a vision of the Holy Trinity, known as the “Last Vision,” in the convent chapel at Tuy, Spain. Our Lady told her, “The moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father in union

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The Fatima Seers and Lent

The Fatima Seers and Lent

by Donal Anthony Foley – Catholics are living through Lent this year at the same time the world is gradually coming to terms with the COVID 19 pandemic – a pandemic that has caused widespread problems for people across the globe. If we go back

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