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Contemplate with Mary in the silence of Advent

Contemplate with Mary in the silence of Advent

by Donal Anthony Foley – Advent is our time of preparation for Christmas, and we have reached the final part of this season in the Church’s year. During Advent, there is a change of tone in the daily readings at Mass, when we shift from

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Novena for the beatification of Archbishop Sheen beginning December 12

Novena for the beatification of Archbishop Sheen beginning December 12

Dear Members and Friends of Our Lady’s Blue Army – As you are aware, the beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, which was scheduled for December 21, was postponed. Archbishop Sheen stood as a light for the faithful and for organizations, such as the World Apostolate

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St. Juan Diego reminds us the lowly will inherit the Kingdom of God

St. Juan Diego reminds us the lowly will inherit the Kingdom of God

by Monsignor Joseph Celano – Today’s feast of St. Juan Diego has been replaced by the transfer of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. As our diocese and parish prepares to consecrate ourselves to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Star of the New Evangelization, St.

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From exorcists to Akita, new calls for prayers and fasting cannot be ignored

From exorcists to Akita, new  calls for prayers and fasting cannot be ignored

Publishers Note: Yesterday we sent out the article below, in which we quote from a statement by four exorcists that was published in many media, including the National Catholic Register, calling for prayer and fasting on December 6th. The article refers to the Amazon Synod

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Holy Mary, Mother of God, guide and protect us

Holy Mary, Mother of God, guide and protect us

by Michaelyn Hein – My two-year-old is a trouble seeker. Like most toddlers, he climbs couches only to jump from them. He stands on chairs and leans back as if daring them to fall. He sees ladders and countertops not as possible hazards, but as

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Gratitude counters negative forces in our world

Gratitude counters negative forces in our world

by David Carollo Dear Friends and Members of the Our Lady’s Blue Army: Tradition teaches that the pilgrims celebrated a thanksgiving for their first harvest in the new world in 1621. The origin of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States is credited to several

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The Miraculous Medal – a reminder to ask with confidence for graces needed

The Miraculous Medal – a reminder to ask with confidence for graces needed

By Donal Anthony Foley – When Our Lady appeared in Fatima in 1917, the Miraculous Medal was well-established in the Church, having been revealed at the 19th century apparition to St.  Catherine Labouré in the chapel at the Rue du Bac convent in Paris. The

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The Presentation of Mary

The Presentation of Mary

by Rev. Matthew R. Mauriello – Many of the celebrations in honor of Mary are based in historical fact. The Sacred Scriptures tell of her acceptance of God’s invitation to be the mother of the Savior at the Annunciation. We know of her maternity and

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The souls in purgatory are sending out an SOS

The souls in purgatory are sending out an SOS

By Joseph Pronechen – The Holy Souls know there is only one door that gets them out of purgatory. That door opens one way — into heaven. Yet there’s a catch. They are looking for someone to open it for them. They can’t open it

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Consecration to Mary is a protective force for us

Consecration to Mary is a protective force for us

by Donal Anthony Foley Consecration to Mary can take many forms, ranging from a personal consecration, to a parish or diocesan one, right up to consecrating a country, or even the whole world, as was the case with Pope Pius XII’s consecration of Oct. 31,

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