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The special place of Jesus’ baptism

The special place of Jesus’ baptism

by Barb Ernster – People say that the Holy Land is the fifth gospel. The place where Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River is part of this story. Geographically, it is located in Jordan, on the eastern side of the Jordan River, bordering Israel.

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The Magi represent Christ’s manifestation to the Gentiles

The Magi represent Christ’s manifestation to the Gentiles

by Donal Anthony Foley – On Sunday, we celebrate the Epiphany, or manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles, in the persons of the Magi, or wise men, whose presence is one of the most mysterious aspects of the whole nativity story. St. Matthew introduces the

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A little-known December 31 appearance of Our Lady to Sister Lucia had to do with the Church

A little-known December 31 appearance of Our Lady to Sister Lucia had to do with the Church

by Barb Ernster – A message from Our Lady to Sister Lucia on the last day of the year 40 years ago had to do with the Church. Mary appeared to Sister Lucia in her cell at the Carmel in Coimbra on Dec. 31, 1979,

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Miracles in the making? The many blessings of a Pilgrim Virgin Statue tour

Miracles in the making? The many blessings of a Pilgrim Virgin Statue tour

by Catherine Moran, Ph.D. – From Sept. 25 – Oct. 20, 2019, my World Apostolate of Fatima, Byzantine Division was honored and privileged to sponsor a tour of the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima (NPVS) in my diocese, the Ukrainian Byzantine

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The Holy Innocents: Martyrs of Christmas, martyrs of the modern world

The Holy Innocents: Martyrs of Christmas, martyrs of the modern world

by Donal Anthony Foley – It is significant that the first three days after Christmas Day, during the celebratory octave, are given over to commemorate three different types of martyrdom. On December 26, we celebrate the feast of St. Stephen, the first martyr or witness

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The Christmas Story and Fatima

The Christmas Story and Fatima

by Donal Anthony Foley – As Christmas approaches, we naturally think of the cave at Bethlehem, where the Baby Jesus was born to Mary after she and St. Joseph had made the long journey to the city of David in order to be enrolled. The

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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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