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A Lesson Not to Be Ignored on St. Joseph the Worker Feast Day

This year marks the 30th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s Redemptoris Custos — Guardian of the Redeemer. It also marks the 130th anniversary of Leo XIII’s encyclical Quamquam Pluries (On Devotion to St. Joseph). Being the feast of St. Joseph...

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17 Things Jesus Revealed to St. Faustina About Divine Mercy

Editor's Note: This blog was originally posted April 3, 2016.    As a person, as a country, as a world, do we not need God’s mercy more and more in these times? For the sake of our souls, can we afford not to listen to what Jesus told us...

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How to Get a Plenary Indulgence on Divine Mercy Sunday

Through private revelation to St. Faustina, Jesus revealed, I want to grant a complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My Mercy (1109). The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy...

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What the Rooster, Pietà and Bees at Notre Dame Cathedral Tell Us

The Rooster. The Pietà. The Bees. They are heralds announcing warnings and at the same time offering hope in the midst of the Notre Dame Cathedral tragedy. What’s the Rooster that sat atop the soaring spire got to do with it? Remember, Jesus...

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This Brand-New Book on Divine Mercy is Already a Bestseller

With her new book Day by Day with Saint Faustina: 365 Reflections, author Susan Tassone has come up with another best-seller that takes a giant leap into the Divine Mercy devotion based on the writings of St. Faustina in her Dairy. Although this...

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Here are the Plenary Indulgences Available During Holy Week

The plenary indulgences that we can receive on every day of Holy Week actually are of two kinds. Certain ones are specific to Holy Week itself. Certain ones we can actually gain anytime. They’re listed in the Norms and Grants in the official...

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George Weigel on the Church’s Answer to Cultural Woes

“The times offer a very large terrain of troubles in our country, in the world and in the Church,” said George Weigel in opening his talk that enthralled a large audience at St. Mary Church, the birthplace of the Knights of Columbus, in New...

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Pope Francis Issues New Norms for Personal Ordinariates

With the authorization of new updated norms, Pope Francis has fully charged the Personal Ordinariates to bring people into Christ’s Catholic Church through the evangelizing power of their English Patrimony. The Holy See Press Office made the...

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The Prophetic Saint Who Foretold What the End of the World Will Be Like

St. Vincent Ferrer earned the title preaching the Gospel powerfully and persuasively, often on the Final Judgment and the coming of the Antichrist. Even Pius II’s Bull of Canonization called St. Vincent Ferrer “the Angel of the Apocalypse, flying...

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Mother Angelica: ‘You Get ... Double Everything During Lent’

Twenty years ago, in March 1999, Mother Angelica devoted the greater part of one of her Mother Angelica Live shows to thoughts on Lent: “Do your penance now.” It was advice, plain and simple, that Mother Angelica said in her loving yet...