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How St. Blaise Saved a City and More Fascinating Facts About Him

On Feb. 3 many Catholics will be in church for the annual blessing of throats on St. Blaise’s feast day. We know we ask through this blessing to for bishop and martyr St. Blaise’s intercession, as the priest prays, "Through the intercession of...

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The Feast with Three Names

The Church has no shortage of feasts and memorials to celebrate. For centuries, we have a triple celebration on one day, Feb. 2 — alternately known as the Presentation of the Lord, the Purification of Mary, and Candlemas. Today, the Church calls...

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Help! Purify the Church and Hearts on Feb. 2

First, any time is a good time to pray for purification for our Church and for our hearts. What better time to start than on the Feast of the Purification and Presentation, Friday, Feb. 2.  Second, great things can happen with grassroots...

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How One Courageous Man Quietly Affected a Nation

The modest person who takes a stand and makes a great impact isn’t only the fiction of a movie or novel. One humble person’s belief can make a great impact that resonates across state after state and affects many people. But unlike fiction’s...

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University of Mary Student Marcher Hosted by Vice President Mike Pence

“The room was very full. Mrs. Pence came in and introduced the Vice President,” University of Mary senior Katrina Gallic told the Register minutes after the March for Life in Washington, DC. “Top pro-life leaders were there; Lila Rose, Father...

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How NOT to Count the Crowd at a March for Life

“History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice.” —Will Durant   How do you count — or miscount — the crowd at a pro-life march? Taking the Jan. 13 Celebrate Life March in Denver as an example, let us count the ways.   Method #1 — How to...

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What if Pro-life Saints Join the March for Life?

If pro-life saints were visibly present at the March for Life, what might they say? We don’t have to imagine what it would be, because they’d remind us of what they constantly said. So who might they be and what might they tell the crowds and...

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Fatima’s Sr. Lucia and John Paul II: Why Every Family Should Be a Holy Family

Holy Family Sunday, the last Sunday of the year, honors Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the holiest family that ever was or will be. It’s the perfect time to start strengthening every family by imitating them. The Fatima seers knew it. At Fatima 100...

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Holy Land Military Rosary Gets a Second Chance, Needs Reinforcements

During the worst of times during World War II, Venerable Fulton Sheen wrote Wartime Prayer Book that brought comfort and strength of soul and spirit to countless thousands of military personnel, seeing them through the darkest of times. Today,...

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Sister Lucia Explains Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Is a ‘Must’

Now that Fatima has celebrated 100 years, the message is more urgent than ever. As culture and peace continue to deteriorate, still Our Lady of Fatima has the answer to reverse the downward spiral. Beginning with these two “musts.” The daily...