Staff Bloggers

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Two-Word Advent Campaign Spreads Around the World

Thanks to the inspiration of a retired priest, the Advent and Christmas message has been spreading around the world through the “Patiently Waiting Campaign” promoted by Blythe Kaufman from West Hartford, Connecticut. It’s as simple as putting two...

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Honoring Mary in the ‘Mass of the Americas’

On Dec. 8, San Francisco’s Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption celebrated a “Mass of the Americas” especially commissioned to honor our Blessed Mother as both the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe. EWTN broadcast this historic...

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Christ the King is the Answer to Today’s Evils

Pius XI instituted the Feast of Christ the King in 1925. The world was in bad shape after World War I ended. To come was more — World War II, Communism swallowing several countries, and today’s extreme secularism ruling societies. Pius XI saw —...

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St. John Vianney’s Incorrupt Heart Begins US Tour

The “Heart of a Priest” nationwide relic tour of the incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney, Curé of Ars, the patron of priests, fittingly launched at St Mary Church in New Haven, Connecticut, on Nov. 16-18 with a “Triduum of Purification.” Why...

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Lay Faithful Send Bishops a Message in Baltimore: ‘Silence Stops Now’

BALTIMORE — “If the laity doesn’t do anything, this is game over.” Regina Schmiedicke stood on the concrete pier in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, watching her two young daughters run around, bundled in their coats. She and her husband Andrew brought...

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Blowing the Whistle on Mishandling Diocesan Sex Abuse

A lifelong, devout Catholic from Buffalo, Siobhan O’Connor found herself living a disciple’s dream: working with her bishop to help build up Christ’s Church in their diocese. Three years later, having seen how the diocese and Bishop Richard...

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St. Michael, Defend Us in Battle

The St. Michael Prayer is getting traction once again in these dire times for the world and the Church. Already, several bishops have directed their priests to have the Prayer to St. Michael recited after every Mass. When Bishop Jeffrey...

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Fascinating Story of Our Lady of Fatima's International Traveling Statue

The Fatima Century – How the Pilgrim Virgin Is Changing Our Generation by Thomas J. McKenna Catholic Action for Faith and Family, 2017 To order: CatholicAction.org $19.95   Because everyone cannot get to Fatima, Our Lady of Fatima has been...

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Stigmatic, Healer and Visionary From Michigan

Twenty-five years ago, Irving C. “Francis” Houle received the wounds of Christ in his hands. He was 67 years old when he received the stigmata on Good Friday, April 8, 1993. With it, he received a heavenly commission and another gift. Francis...

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What Might Be in Store at the End of Fatima’s 100 Years?

Even though we celebrated the 100th anniversary of Fatima last Oct. 13, this Oct. 13, 2018, really completes the full 100 years since Our Blessed Mother, identifying herself as Our Lady of the Rosary, appeared for the last time at the Cova da...