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Card. Burke’s smashing @Buckfast_Abbey talk on Message of Fatima

There is a video of the talk, but the audio is really bad.  So, I extracted the audio from the video and cleaned it up.
Wanna hear it?  It’s classic Burke and hard hitting.
There is a LifeSite story about the talk.  … Continue reading

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VIDEO: London Rosary Crusade 2017

This is a marvelous video sent by a friend in London, who wrote:
Here’s how Fr Tim Finigan described it a couple of years ago.
This occasion must rank as one of the most splendid manifestations of Catholic faith in our country … Continue reading

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D. Madison 13 OCT – Pontifical Mass for 100th anniv of Miracle of the Sun – AND YOUR MASSES

On 13 October, special Masses will be celebrated on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun during the final apparition of Our Lady at Fatima.
Use the combox to post about YOUR Masses! 
In Madison, His Excellency … Continue reading

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“What is happening to our world?”

The other day Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco consecrated the archdiocese entrusted to his care to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Many bishops are doing the same with their dioceses.  I have a growing list HERE.
In his sermon, Archbp. Cordileone spoke … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 157: Pius XII – Ingruentium malorum – On reciting the Rosary

National Catholic Register on 1 Oct 2017 had a terrific article which brought to my attention again an 1951 Encyclical of Pius XII 1951, Ingruentium malorum, on the recitation of the Rosary.
The article by Joseph Pronechen is rightly called prophetic. As it … Continue reading

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MADISON: 13 Oct 2017 – PONTIFICAL MASS – 100th anniversary of Fatima Miracle

On 13 October 2017 we observe the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun that concluded Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima, Portugal.
In celebration of that anniversary and to give glory to God and honor to Mary, Mother of the … Continue reading

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7 Oct – Polish bishops urge 1 Million Poles to pray Rosary at border in honor of historic defeat of Islam

The other day in Madrid, I got to see the Juan of Austria’s personal pendant which flew on his ship at the Battle of Lepanto, 7 October 1571.

That victory, under the aegis of the Mother of God, was a turning … Continue reading

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12 Sept 1683: The Battle of Vienna and the Holy Name of Mary

The Holy Roman Empire and the Ottoman Empire were at war.  Vienna had been under siege for months.  On 11 September a coalition of Christian forces, a Holy League blessed by Bl. Pope Innocent XI, arrived with Jan III Sobieski, … Continue reading

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8 Sept – The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Consider what our prospects were before the birth not only of Our Lord, but from before the birth of His Mother, from whom He took our human nature, the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Today’s feast is older than the Feast of the … Continue reading

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Great story of a humble man who saw the Blessed Virgin

Be sure to read this at the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald.
The five-year-old who testified to the Knock apparition
Today [21 August 2017] is the 138th anniversary of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin, along with St Joseph, St … Continue reading

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Assumption: The 4th Glorious Mystery

NB: Today, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we can begin a 54 Day Novena!
Here is something I posted back in 2006 for my “Patristic Rosary Project”.  I drill into into the Mysteries we reflect on during recitation of the Rosary … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Pius XII declaring the Dogma of the Assumption

The fabled pastor of my home parish, the late Msgr. Richard Schuler told stories about being in Rome when Ven. Pius XII infallibly declared the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin to be a dogma of the Faith.  He was present … Continue reading

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CONTINUED: 100th Anniversary of Fatima Apparitions – 13 July 1917: HELL IS REAL

Today is the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance at Fatima to the three seers on 13 July.
What happened?
The father of Jacinta and Francisco said that when the 13 July apparition began, a small grayish cloud hovered over the holm oak … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I wear a Rosary like warriors wear weapons?

From a reader…
I wanted to hear your thoughts on this… I’m fascinated by the rosary and the idea that it is our weapon. I’m not a religious (nun or monk) but is it still OK for me to wear the rosary on the … Continue reading

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Prints, cards of images from Our Lady of Fatima’s apparitions

The wonderful Benedict nuns in Missouri, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, have begun the building of their church.
To raise funds they are selling prints and cards with art by the sisters.
Here are two, appropriate for this centenary observance … Continue reading

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