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Ven. Fulton Sheen on Humor — Human and Divine

During his highly popular television series, Archbishop Fulton Sheen devoted one show to the “Divine Sense of Humor.” He himself often began his talks, or punctuated his serious topic, with a humorous story that emphasized the point. They...

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Apollo 11 and the Curse of the Ark and the Dove

Fifty years ago, Apollo 11 was sent by religious men onto the moon where, with 20% of the world watching, they hid their faith. Their deferential pusillanimity is a not-so-grand American tradition that may have been started, and has certainly...

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The Powerful Brown Scapular and Its Perennial Promises

There’s a picture of a young Karol Wojtyla as a factory worker posing with a friend during a work break. He is wearing a big smile and a very visible Brown Scapular. As Pope John Paul II, he recalled how he wore his Scapular from about age 10. ...

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Fulton Sheen Explains What Fatima’s Prophecies Mean

In her July 13, 1917, apparition at Fatima, Our Blessed Mother first gave hope by telling the seers, Continue to say the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary, to obtain the peace of the world and the end of the war, because only...

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Even More Patriotic Hymns for the 4th of July

While God Bless America, America the Beautiful and America known popularly as My Country ‘Tis of Thee are the best known of the patriotic hymns or songs as noted in another Register article, there are others which are also not quite as well-known...

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We Asked, You Responded: 50+ Reader Photos From the Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Last week, the Register asked for pictures of processions on Sunday’s Solemnity of Corpus Christi, and our readers responded generously. Here are more than 50 of the best photos from celebrations throughout the United States, Canada, Great...

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How to Get a Plenary Indulgence This Summer

Summer presents a spiritual surprise. Several plenary indulgences are possible for you, your family and friends to gain for yourself or to apply to any soul in purgatory, from your own relatives to those who might never get a prayer to ease their...

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Did Fulton Sheen Prophesy About These Times?

Did Archbishop Fulton Sheen prophesy about these times? In a talk 72 years ago, Bishop Fulton Sheen appeared as visionary as prophets of old. “We are at the end of Christendom.” Archbishop Fulton Sheen said during a talk in 1947. Making clear...

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USCCB Twitter Team — Today’s ‘Real Catholics of Genius’

If Budweiser were ever to launch a “Real Catholics of Genius” campaign — a variation on the “Real Men of Genius” campaign that honored with humor the ordinary people we may take for granted — the clear winner from the U.S. Conference of Catholic...

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Here is One Answer to the Crises in the Church

Father Jeffrey Kirby, pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Indian Land, South Carolina — and a speaker and author of several books and videos — recently found himself in the same boat as many people. The boat wasn’t getting swamped by the rough...