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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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Game changer: Mary can change the course of things in a significant way

Game changer:  Mary can change the course of things in a significant way

by Barb Ernster “Game changer!” That was the text sent from one priest to another in my archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis after he hosted an all-night vigil of Eucharistic adoration with the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima on the night of First Friday to

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Achieving holiness in our daily duty

Achieving holiness in our daily duty

By E. William Sockey III – In May 1942, Our Lord spoke to Sister Lucia as she was praying in the chapel of her convent. Referring to Our Lady’s request at Fatima that all Catholics offer daily prayer and sacrifices for the conversion of sinners,

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Sister Lucia said Communions of Reparation is means to combat atheism in post-consecration era of “week of Fatima”

Sister Lucia said Communions of Reparation is means to combat atheism in post-consecration era of “week of Fatima”

 by Donal Anthony Foley One of the most enigmatic sayings of Sister Lucia concerns the idea that we are part way through the “Week of Fatima.”  She stated this in a rather compelling interview with Filipino Cardinal Ricardo Vidal on Oct. 11, 1993, in which

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Five ways to help reinforce the truth of the “Real Presence”

Five ways to help reinforce the truth of the “Real Presence”

by Michaelyn Hein — Earlier this month, Catholic media was abuzz with news that, according to a Pew Research Center poll, almost 70% of self-identified Catholics don’t believe in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Instead, the majority of Catholics feel more

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The ‘third’ secret, the visions of Fatima and the path we are called to follow

The ‘third’ secret, the visions of Fatima and the path we are called to follow

by Larry Maginot — When I first began to travel with the International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, I was asked to prepare a 20-minute presentation on the message of Fatima. In preparation for this, I read over Sister Lucia’s memoirs several times,

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The Portolá 250: An historic expedition to raise the voice of California Catholics

The Portolá 250: An historic expedition to raise the voice of California Catholics

By James Aitchison – The year 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of the Portolá Expedition, which was the first expedition over land into Alta, California. Joining Catalonian-born explorer, Don Gaspar de Portolá in the year 1769 was Rev. Junípero Serra, who at the age of

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Our Lady, a basilica and a painting by St. Luke

Our Lady, a basilica and a painting by St. Luke

by Reverend Matthew R. Mauriello – The most important church in the city of Rome dedicated to Our Lady is the Basilica of Saint Mary Major, erected around the year 352, during the reign of Pope Liberius. (352-366) According to legend, a member of an

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The Eucharist is an inestimable gift not to be taken for granted

The Eucharist is an inestimable gift not to be taken for granted

by Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago St. John Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests, was known for the long hours he spent hearing confessions.  He lived during the aftermath of the French Revolution and tried to rekindle

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