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Miraculous “Second Lepanto” Shows Power of the Rosary

It happened February 1646 in the Philippines. Warships of the Dutch Republic, which had recently fought a decades-long war in Europe with Spain, were in the South Pacific attempting to wrest complete control of the area. They had already formed...

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Fulton Sheen’s Clear Warning About the Anti-Christ

During his Jan. 26, 1947, radio broadcast, Venerable Fulton Sheen spoke as if he were peering into the 21st century. During that same talk, he also described what he believed the anti-Christ would be like. It might not at all be what many will...

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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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New Gradual Brings ‘Prayer Book English’ to the Mass

In 2009, Benedict XVI declared the Anglican patrimony was a “treasure to be shared” throughout the Universal Church and set up three ordinariates (akin to dioceses) directly under the pope himself, to provide a permanent home for this reunited...

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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...