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Lay Faithful Send Bishops a Message in Baltimore: ‘Silence Stops Now’

BALTIMORE — “If the laity doesn’t do anything, this is game over.” Regina Schmiedicke stood on the concrete pier in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, watching her two young daughters run around, bundled in their coats. She and her husband Andrew brought...

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Blowing the Whistle on Mishandling Diocesan Sex Abuse

A lifelong, devout Catholic from Buffalo, Siobhan O’Connor found herself living a disciple’s dream: working with her bishop to help build up Christ’s Church in their diocese. Three years later, having seen how the diocese and Bishop Richard...

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St. Michael, Defend Us in Battle

The St. Michael Prayer is getting traction once again in these dire times for the world and the Church. Already, several bishops have directed their priests to have the Prayer to St. Michael recited after every Mass. When Bishop Jeffrey...

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Fascinating Story of Our Lady of Fatima's International Traveling Statue

The Fatima Century – How the Pilgrim Virgin Is Changing Our Generation by Thomas J. McKenna Catholic Action for Faith and Family, 2017 To order: CatholicAction.org $19.95   Because everyone cannot get to Fatima, Our Lady of Fatima has been...

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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?...