Living Fatima

Today the Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Fatima. On this date in 1917 the Blessed Virgin Mary made the first of what would be a series of appearances to three children in Fatima, Portugal, culminating in the miracle of the sun on October 13, 1917, which would be witnessed by tens of thousands of people. […]

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The Pope on the Lourdes Day

In yesterday’s Angelus address, Pope Benedict XVI offered this brief reflection on the appearance of Our Lady to St. Bernadette at Lourdes: “This year the beginning of Lent providentially coincides with the 150th anniversary of the apparitions at Lourdes. Four years after the proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception by Blessed Pius IX, […]

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The Exquisite Timing of Lourdes

The timing of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Lourdes beginning on February 11, 1858, was not only providential in the sense of God’s loving kindness to us sinners, but was absolutely exquisite in terms of what was going on in European intellectual circles at that time. The sex scandals involving priests and […]

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Life Teen and Other Mixed Fruit

This week there have been published reports that the Diocese of Phoenix under Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted has warned the faithful to stay away from a nondenominational Praise and Worship Center that has been attracting hundreds of participants each week.  The Center was started by Msgr. Dale Fushek, the charismatic priest who started Life Teen 20 […]

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