Contemplate with Mary in the Silence of Advent

Advent is Our Time of Preparation for Christmas Advent is our time of preparation for Christmas. During Advent, there is a change of tone in the daily readings at Mass, when we shift from a focus on Christ’s second coming at the end of time to one that considers His first coming at Bethlehem 2,000 […]

Joseph, the Silent Servant King of Israel 

The Powerful Influence of Joseph in the Mission of his Son Jesus    by Kevin Burke, LSW and Theresa Burke, Ph.D. – This Lenten season, the Church will once again honor Saint Joseph on his feast day, March 20 (moved from March 19 due to falling on a Lenten Sunday). Like the humble adoptive father of […]

Devotion to St. Joseph Obtains More Than We Can Ask

by Donal Anthony Foley – St. Joseph has a treasured position in the Church as regards Catholic devotion, a position that was greatly enhanced in 1870, when Pope Pius IX declared him the Patron and Guardian of the Universal Church. The pope made this declaration because during his life on earth, Joseph was the foster […]

St. Joseph leads us back to Nazareth

by Barb Ernster – Editor’s Note: Portions of this article are taken from Sign of Her Heart by John M. Haffert. The family is the foundation of society. As no chain is stronger than its links, society is no stronger than the permanent unity of the families of which it is composed. Every irreligious force […]

Expect rivers of grace and mercy with Fatima devotions

by Barb Ernster – Sister Lucia had numerous moments in prayer and contemplation in which she would discern Our Lord’s authentic voice and words to her. These were not locutions or audible voices, but she learned to hear His voice in her prayers and communion with Him, and was able to discern His will in […]

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 dad would like.  Mention is often made that the son […]

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.  Our political dilemma is a result of the spiritual decay, […]

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 prayer and good works, to obtain, with the help of […]

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