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Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows

Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows

By Prof. Michael Ogunu – In the Middle Ages, Catholic theology concentrated mostly on Christ’s Passion. At the side of the Man of Sorrows, however, was the Sorrowful Mother, sharing His suffering. The Gospel of John 19:25 says: “Standing by the cross of Jesus were

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Consoling the Immaculate Heart of Mary with St. Joseph

Consoling the Immaculate Heart of Mary with St. Joseph

by Catherine Moran, PhD    Sister Lucia before she died said, “The triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will occur when a sufficient number of people have fulfilled the message.” This triumph has been promised, but we must fulfill the requests asked by Our Lady

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When will we see the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary?

When will we see the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary?

by Deacon Bob Ellis Recently an apparently disheartened woman wrote to me: “When will we see Our Lady triumph?  Things seem like they’re getting worse instead of better.” A fan of the admonition “Be not afraid,” I’m an ardent promoter of hope as an outcome

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Are you in it for the long haul?

Are you in it for the long haul?

By David Carollo – When there is difficulty and uncertainty we turn to prayer. We hope to solve our issues and find the way back to normalcy. On Sept. 11, 2001, and for the weeks that followed, the churches were full as people came to

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FATIMA: Motion picture brings heaven’s peace plan to new generations

FATIMA: Motion picture brings heaven’s peace plan to new generations

By Barb Ernster More than a decade ago, an idea was floated to Origin Entertainment by a friend of Mel Gibson to do a motion picture on the story of Fatima.  Origin, a film and television production company based in Hermosa Beach, California, was founded

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Saving the family during revolutionary times

Saving the family during revolutionary times

By Deacon Bob Ellis Two years before his ascendancy to the Chair of Peter in 1978, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, now St. John Paul II, spoke these words in an address in Philadelphia: “I do not think that wide circles of American society or wide circles

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August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary – Here’s how we can be dedicated to her

August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary – Here’s how we can be dedicated to her

by Donal Anthony Foley – While many Catholics are aware that May is the month dedicated to Our Lady and October has a dedication to the Holy Rosary, fewer will realize that August is specifically dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary—a central devotional theme

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Holy families make a holy world

Holy families make a holy world

by Michaelyn Hein – The other day, my family visited my parents. Behind their home is a beautiful little grotto, and at the center stands a marble statue of the Virgin Mary holding the Infant Jesus. My youngest son and I were playing in the

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Are you an apostle for these times?

Are you an apostle for these times?

by Barb Ernster – St. Louis de Montfort, who wrote the classic book on the spiritual way to Jesus through Mary, summarized that “true devotion to Mary is a way of holiness that is short, sure, easy and perfect.”  His writings and teachings seem to

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THROUGH THE LENS OF FATIMA: Security in the absence of police

THROUGH THE LENS OF FATIMA: Security in the absence of police

By Deacon Bob Ellis – Although most citizens recognize the absurdity of dismantling police departments throughout the country, many politicians, both local and national, have not hesitated to jump on the bandwagon promoting the senseless notion. The overall national outcome of such efforts will remain

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