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St. Joseph: husband of Mary, companion to parents

St. Joseph: husband of Mary, companion to parents

by Bishop Joseph N. Perry – We priests and bishops are often asked by parents to add a child of theirs to our prayers.  The implication often is that a particular son or daughter is not turning out in life the way their mom or

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The times call for reparation and strong leadership

The times call for reparation and strong leadership

by David Carollo – Looking at our divided nation today, some will argue that this time is no worse than the time of the Civil War, but I disagree.  Today we find ourselves in a battle between good and evil, between God and the devil. 

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Obtain plenary indulgences during the Year of St. Joseph

Obtain plenary indulgences during the Year of St. Joseph

The Apostolic Penitentiary issued a Decree granting plenary indulgences for the special year of St. Joseph proclaimed by Pope Francis for the Universal Church, from Dec. 8 2020 to Dec. 8, 2021. During this period, the faithful will have the opportunity to commit themselves “with

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The Immaculate Conception and the absolute purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Immaculate Conception and the absolute purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

by Prof. Michael Ogunu – The Immaculate Conception is, according to Roman Catholic doctrine, the conception of the Virgin Mary without any stain (immacula in Latin) of original sin. Hence, Mary is sometimes called the Immaculata (the Immaculate One). The Immaculate Conception was solemnly defined

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St. Joseph – The Greatest Consoler of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

St. Joseph – The Greatest Consoler of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

by Catherine Moran, Ph.D. The World Apostolate of Fatima USA/Blue Army Shrine is dedicating the year 2021 to St. Joseph, the greatest consoler of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. St. Joseph was not only the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, but he was also

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Promises of final victory

Promises of final victory

By Mary Beth Bracy – “You say you want a revolution … we all want to change the world,” sang the Beatles decades ago. Today, perhaps more than ever, many of us long to see the world transformed and search for signs of hope. It

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Announcing 2021 a Year of St. Joseph

Announcing 2021 a Year of St. Joseph

by David Carollo – Someone said to me, “I am very uneasy about the present situation in our country.”  I responded that we are all disturbed during times of such uncertainty, but if we focus on the issues that cause this anxiety, we understand that

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What do you want of me?

What do you want of me?

by Barb Ernster – This was the humble question little Lucia asked the Blessed Mother at the beginning of each of the apparitions at Fatima:  “What do you want of me?”  It is a question we all need to ask every day if we are

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Let’s pray for the country

Let’s pray for the country

by David M. Carollo – I came out of the chapel after Mass today and had a conversation with several people who are regulars here at the Blue Army Shrine. Everyone shared the common feeling of uneasiness of these past few days. Elections are always

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The battle for God’s kingdom involves our decisions

The battle for God’s kingdom involves our decisions

by David M. Carollo – Next week we will exercise our civic duty and select our representatives at all levels of government from the president on down. As I have always done, I downloaded the list of candidates endorsed by the pro-life groups to use

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