Kathy Schiffer

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The Queenship of Mary is Deeply Rooted in Scripture

Pope Pius XII established Aug. 22 as the Memorial of the Queenship of Mary in 1954; but Mary’s role as queen over the universal Church finds its roots in the Scriptures. At the Annunciation, the archangel Gabriel announced that Mary’s Son would...

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Is America a Christian or Secular Nation?

It’s been quite a year for opponents of religion in the public square. Efforts to relegate God to the sanctuary are increasing as militant atheists demand “separation of church and state” – hoping to chip away at our nation’s Judeo-Christian...

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St. Stephen's “Holy Right” and the Mystery of Relics

Good King Stephen was anointed king of Hungary in the year A.D. 1000 by Pope Sylvester II, who presented him with a cross and a crown. Stephen was a Christian who devoted much of his reign to the promotion of the Christian faith. He gave much of...

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The Assumption Presumption and the Dormition Tradition

On Aug. 15, Catholics celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Most years in most dioceses, the date is a holy day of obligation. The Church in her wisdom wants us to understand how important Mary is in our devotional...

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Real-Life ‘Breakthrough’ Mom: ‘God Gave Me My Son Twice’

Joyce Smith's life has changed dramatically since that day back in January 2015, when her adopted son John, playing with friends on the frozen Lake St. Louis, fell through the ice. His friends were soon rescued, but for more than 15 minutes, John...

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Raphael's Greatest Masterpiece: The Transfiguration

Peter, James and John climbed the mountain with Jesus to pray; and there they witnessed an unveiling of the divine glory of Christ. The miracle of the Transfiguration helped to strengthen the Apostles’ faith, revealing that Jesus was really God....

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Our Lady of the Snows

At the beginning of each of the 10 videos in Bishop Robert Barron’s “Catholicism” series, there is a scene in which thousands of white rose petals drift downward from the ceiling at Rome’s Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (St. Mary Major). It’s a...

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“In God We Trust” to Be Displayed in South Dakota Schools

The state of South Dakota made headlines this week as they implemented a new law that requires all schools in the state to prominently display the nation's motto “In God We Trust.” The law was passed by the state legislature and signed into law...

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Oklahoma Governor Declares July 28 “Blessed Stanley Rother Day”

In an unusual alliance of the secular and the spiritual, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has proclaimed July 28, 2019, as “Blessed Stanley Rother Day.” On the same day the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City will, as they do every year, celebrate Blessed...

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Miracle Hill Ministries Changes Rule, Accepts Catholic Foster Parents

If you are a Catholic who would like to provide foster care for a child in need, Miracle Hill Ministries stands ready to help. South Carolina's largest foster care provider came under fire earlier this year for a restrictive policy which denied...