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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...

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Archbishop Romero’s Icon is Ready for His Canonization

Just in time for the Oct. 14 canonization of Blessed Oscar Romero, iconographer Vivian Imbruglia completed an icon of the El Salvador archbishop assassinated while saying Mass.           Imbruglia’s work was featured last year in the Register...

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Your Guardian Angel Prays For You Continuously

"Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life,” taught St. Basil. “From its beginning until death, human life is surrounded by their watchful care and intercession,” declares the Catechism (336). “He has...

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Eucharistic and Heavenly Exhibits of 21st-Century Teen on Sainthood Track

Carlo Acutis, who was named Venerable on July 5, died at the age of 15 in 2006, but he left a tremendous legacy that will continue to touch people on all five continents. (See companion article here.) How? Through the major exhibits this...

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Our Lady of Akita, Japan, and Today’s Crisis

On Oct. 13, 1973, the anniversary of Our Lady’s last apparition at Fatima and the Miracle of the Sun, she reportedly appeared to Sister Agnes Sasagawa in a convent in Akita, Japan. Who in 1973 would see part of it unfolding today, 45 years later?...

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Archdiocese of St. Louis Invites Attorney General to Review Files

ST. LOUIS — Archbishop Robert J. Carlson has invited the Missouri attorney general’s office to conduct an inspection of its files related to allegations of sexual abuse and to produce an independent report. In an Aug. 23 letter to Missouri...

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Our Queen and Mother is Light in Darkness, Consolation in Sorrow

Have you checked the devastating daily readings for Mass this week? Do you know the Queenship of Mary memorial is also this week, on Aug. 22, as it is every year on the octave of her Assumption? There is a great relation going on this year with...

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Cardinal O’Malley Takes Personal Responsibility for Failing McCarrick Whistleblower

After several weeks, Cardinal Sean O’Malley has taken personal responsibility for the failure to respond to a whistleblower’s June 2015 letter on ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, and his sexual abuse of seminarians. The Cardinal has apologized...

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Erie Bishop Models What a Real Apology to Victims Looks Like

The Pennsylvania Grand Jury has delivered a searing moral indictment of the Catholic Church’s bishops and their chanceries for their historic cover-up of clerical sexual abuse. In Pennsylvania alone, more than a thousand victims were attacked by...