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1980 Approved Marian Apparition Echoes Fatima

The year is 1980. The town is Cuapa, near the middle of Nicaragua — 59 straight miles northeast of the capital of Managua and 96 miles via highways and roads. The date is April 15. While carrying out his work as a simple church sacristan in what...

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Outstanding New Look at 10 Wonders of the Rosary

10 WONDERS OF THE ROSARY By Donald Calloway, MIC Marian Press, 2019 164 pages, $9.95 To order: ShopMercy.org or (800) 462 7426   Fresh off the presses is yet another major book by Marian Father Donald Calloway. This latest — 10 Wonders of...

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New Year With the Saints: In Praise of Holy Help

I seek the aid of saints on a daily basis, from storming heaven for discernment and direction to querying the ever-helpful St. Anthony when something is lost, and I am so grateful for such holy help. And, of late, I have sought out my friends...

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The Perfect Start for the New Year Means Celebrating with Mary

Jan. 1 is much more than just New Year’s Day. New Year's Day is the octave day of Christmas on which the Church universal celebrates the Solemnity of the Holy Mother of God. The celebration was added in 1969 during the liturgical calendar’s...

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‘Miracle of the Flowers’ Repeats for Six Centuries

Christmas miracles do happen. One took place during the 12 days of Christmas 682 years ago — a miracle that has repeated every year since then except for the merest fraction of times. With the event came another title for our Blessed Mother — Our...

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St. Nicholas and Robert Frost - Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening

Most everyone has heard or read Robert Frost’s Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening. It’s a beautiful, tranquil winter scene. But I say it’s much more although the poet didn’t realize it himself. It’s about St. Nicholas and Christmas. Let’s...

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Prophetic 1930 Register Article Warns of Homosexuality, Birth Control

This 1930 article from the Register carried a warning from Father William Bolger to a gathering of the National Council of Catholic Women in Minnesota. “Father Bolger's address was one of outstanding frankness, and the priest left his audience...

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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 —...