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  • Question: "Are apparitions of Mary, such as Lady Fatima, true messages from God?"

    07/31/2017 1:18:27 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 276 replies
    gotquestions.org ^ | unknown | Got Questions Ministries
    Question: "Are apparitions of Mary, such as Lady Fatima, true messages from God?" Answer: In Catholic tradition, there are many reported occurrences of Mary, angels, and/or saints appearing and delivering a message from God. It is likely that, at least in some of these cases, the people were genuinely seeing something supernatural. While some of what is seen in various places is perhaps the work of charlatans, other apparitions were apparently authentic. However, an apparition being authentic does not mean it is a message from God or a genuine appearance of Mary, an angel, or a saint. Scripture declares that...
  • Fatima Mission 1: Intro & Miracle of the Sun

    07/30/2017 2:37:19 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 16, 2016 | The Mother of God
    A Lenten retreat on the message of Fatima.
  • Martin Luther's Devotion to Mary

    06/18/2017 5:12:06 PM PDT · by narses · 94 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | Dave Armstrong
    Despite the radicalism of early Protestantism toward many ancient Catholic "distinctives," such as the Communion of the Saints, Penance, Purgatory, Infused Justification, the Papacy, the priesthood, sacramental marriage, etc., it may surprise many to discover that Martin Luther was rather conservative in some of his doctrinal views, such as on baptismal regeneration, the Eucharist, and particularly the Blessed Virgin Mary. Luther indeed was quite devoted to Our Lady, and retained most of the traditional Marian doctrines which were held then and now by the Catholic Church. This is often not well-documented in Protestant biographies of Luther and histories of the...
  • De Mattei: Shedding Light on Today's Crisis

    03/29/2017 9:14:12 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | March 29, 2017 | Roberto de Mattei
    And it is not only this. At Fatima, Our Lady showed the three little shepherds the terrifying vision of hell where the souls of poor sinners go and it was revealed to Jacinta it was the sin against purity that leads most souls to hell. Who could possibly have imagined one hundred years later, that the public profession of impurity would have been added to the immense number of impure sins that are committed, under the form of sexual liberation and the introduction of extramarital unions, even homosexual, into the laws of the most important nations of the West? And...
  • Abortion Activists Kill Baby Jesus in Graphic Abortion on Virgin Mary Outside Catholic Church

    03/16/2017 5:18:52 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | Mar 15, 2017 | Steven Ertelt  
    Abortion activists in the pro-life nation of Argentina apparently think being as graphic as possible is the best way to promote abortions. Pro-abortion activists staged a gross and disgusting publicity stunt outside a local Catholic Church. The protest was meant to draw attention to the nation’s pro-life laws on International Women’s Day — as if killing baby girls in abortions somehow advances the cause of women.
  • Hollywood mourns TV legend Mary Tyler Moore

    01/25/2017 4:19:03 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 42 replies
    http://pagesix.com/ ^ | 01/25/2017 | David K. Li
    Hollywood and the world paid tribute to the late, great Mary Tyler Moore Wednesday, citing her inspirational talent and personal warmth. The television legend passed away on Wednesday at 80 years old from diabetes complications. Her long-time “Mary Tyler Moore Show” co-star Ed Asner tweeted a tribute to #marytylermoore and added, “my heart goes out to you and your family. Know that I love you and believe in your strength.” Larry King called Moore “a dear friend and a truly great person. A fighter. Rest in peace, MTM,” the talk show host wrote. Moore will be forever linked to CBS...
  • Mary had a Little Lamb

    01/13/2017 8:41:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    January 13, 2017 | vanity
    Mary had a Little Lamb His fleece was white as snow And everywhere that Mary went The Lamb was sure to go He followed her to school each day T'wasn't in the rule He made the children laugh and play To have a Lamb at school And then the rules changed one day Illegal it became To bring the Lamb of God to school Or even speak his name Everyday got worse and worse Days turned into years Instead of hearing children laugh We heard gunshots and tears What must we do to stop the crime That's in our schools...
  • That Remarkable Photo From the Grotto at Notre Dame

    12/21/2016 4:46:17 AM PST · by marshmallow · 40 replies
    I posted something 8 days ago on my Facebook page that has kept me busy with correspondence all week. It’s been shared and re-shared (update: thousands and thousands of times) and I’ve heard from people from all around the world. Up to this point, I have not shared any thoughts about it. I’ve simply shared the photo without much comment. However, since this image was entrusted to me, I feel a responsibility to say a few things. First, let me rehash the story: A week ago Sunday, due to my poor shower time management (1 shower for 6 people), we...
  • " A Woman And An Angel"...Cristmas Sermon # 2

    12/19/2016 1:26:51 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies
    12-16-16 | Bill Randles
    Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?( Genesis 3:1-2)The Angel approached the couple in the garden very calmly, and in an attractive form. “Eve, has God really forbidden you to eat of all of the trees of the garden?” By exaggerating the prohibition placed upon the couple, the serpent was probing, looking for any indication of a rift between they and God. And the woman said unto the serpent,...
  • Our culture of purity celebrates the Virgin Mary. As a rape victim, that hurts me.

    12/18/2016 11:04:46 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 16 | Rev. Ruth Everhart
    <p>This opinion piece is by the Rev. Ruth Everhart, a pastor and the author of two spiritual memoirs.</p> <p>Church culture tends to be fixated on sexual purity year-round, but during Advent, I'm tempted to blame it on the Virgin Mary. After all, she set an impossibly high bar. Now the rest of us are stuck trying to be both a virgin and a mother at the same time. It does not seem to matter that this is biologically impossible. Can you at least try?</p>
  • The Conception by Righteous Anna of the Most Holy Mother of God

    12/09/2016 2:27:35 PM PST · by NRx · 22 replies
    Orthodox Church in America ^ | 12-09-2016 | OCA
    Saint Anna, the mother of the Virgin Mary, was the youngest daughter of the priest Nathan from Bethlehem, descended from the tribe of Levi. She married Saint Joachim (September 9), who was a native of Galilee. For a long time Saint Anna was childless, but after twenty years, through the fervent prayer of both spouses, an angel of the Lord announced to them that they would be the parents of a daughter, Who would bring blessings to the whole human race. The Orthodox Church does not accept the teaching that the Mother of God was exempted from the consequences of...
  • Contemtable attack on Mary

    10/19/2016 11:00:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 86 replies
    americaneedsfatima.org ^ | October 18, 2016 | America needs Fatima
    The totally reconstructed, brand-new Estonian National Museum opened on September 28 with a blasphemous attack on Mary, the Mother of God. Here’s what’s happening, according to several news outlets: “Visitors at Estonian National Museum [are] offered to kick Virgin Mary’s image” - - and it’s definitely true. I’ve verified it. “The National Museum which opened in Estonia in the presence of President Toomas Hendrik Ilves last week, is offering its visitors to kick one of the exhibits, an interactive image of Virgin Mary, causing the picture to fall into pieces.” [my emphasis] The display is “a depiction of Virgin Mary...
  • Is Mary not a Virgin? The German Bishops’ New Bible Translation Leaves it... Unclear

    09/22/2016 7:57:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 370 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/21/16 | Jan Bentz
    GERMANY, September 21, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — The German Bishops have presented a new “Unified Translation” of the Bible that follows a significant modernization of the language and will be binding for all German-speaking areas starting in 2017. On Tuesday, the German Bishops Conference (DBK) presented in Fulda the fruit of many years of scientific work: a new edition of the so-called “Unified Translation" (Einheitsübersetzung) of the Bible into German. It’s called “unified” because, from the original published from 1962 onward, these editions are supposed to be used ecumenically, unifying Catholics and Protestants in Germany. The original aim, however, was thwarted...
  • Why a Fast for Dormition?

    08/01/2016 11:02:58 AM PDT · by lightman · 3 replies
    Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese ^ | June, A.D. 2008 | Daniel Manzuk
    It would be a gross understatement to say that much has been written about the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos. Yet very little has been written about the fast that precedes it. Every Orthodox Christian is aware and generally knows the reason behind the fasts for Pascha and Christmas. But while they may know of the Dormition Fast, few follow it, and more than a few question why it is there, neither knowing its purpose. First, given the pervasive misunderstanding of the purpose of fasting itself, a refresher on its purpose is always a good idea. There is...
  • QUEENSHIP OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (All Catholic Caucus)

    06/04/2016 7:58:09 AM PDT · by SGNA · 6 replies
    Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Roman Catholic Church ^ | October 11, 1954 | Pope Pius XII
    AD CAELI REGINAM ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS XII ON PROCLAIMING THE QUEENSHIP OF MARY OCTOBER 11, 1954 To the Venerable Brethren, the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops and other Local Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the Holy See. Venerable Brethren, Health and Apostolic Blessing. From the earliest ages of the Catholic Church a Christian people, whether in time of triumph or more especially in time of crisis, has addressed prayers of petition and hymns of praise and veneration to the Queen of Heaven. And never has that hope wavered which they placed in the Mother of the Divine King, Jesus...
  • Roman-Era Shipwreck Yields Moon Goddess Statue, Coin Stashes

    05/17/2016 2:45:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Live Science ^ | May 16, 2016 | Stephanie Pappas
    One civilization's trash is another civilization's treasure. A ship in Israel's Caesarea Harbor was filled with bronze statues headed for recycling when it sank about 1,600 years ago. Now, thanks to a chance discovery by a pair of divers, archaeologists have salvaged a haul of statuary fragments, figurines and coins from the seafloor. The coins found in the wreckage date to the mid-300s A.D. Some show Constantine, who ruled the Western Roman Empire from A.D. 312-324, and who unified the Eastern and Western Roman Empire in A.D. 324; he ruled both until his death in A.D. 337. Other coins show...
  • 5 Surprising Revelations of the Third Secret of Fatima (CATHOLIC CAUCUS)

    05/13/2016 6:50:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Aletelial ^ | May 13, 2016 | Philip Kosloski
    May 13, 2016 marks the 99th anniversary of the Marian apparitions at Fatima, Portugal. For the past century individuals around the world have developed theories meant to decipher the hidden message of the three “secrets” of Fatima. Yet, Sister Lucia said herself that, “the interpretation belonged not to the visionary but to the Church.” It is up to the Church to interpret the various signs and symbols of Our Lady of Fatima to give the faithful a clear guide in understanding what God wants to reveal to us.The Church did exactly that in the year 2000 when Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger,...
  • A scriptural defense of the Perpetual virginity of Mary

    04/15/2016 7:25:23 AM PDT · by verga · 397 replies
    Verga | 4/15/16 | Verga
    For years there has been disagreement between Catholics and some non-Catholic groups about the Catholic ChurchÂ’s teaching on the Marian Dogmas, particularly, the perpetual virginity of the Blessed Mother. This will attempt to clear up some of the confusion. Catholics have always held that Mary remained a virgin before, during, and following the birth of Jesus. Many non-Catholics contend that scripture proves that she did not and points to several instances of people being called brothers or sisters of Jesus. When we study the scriptures carefully, paying particular attention to the order of sentences and view the language with precision,...
  • Why I Have Decided to Leave the Catholic Church

    04/01/2016 12:41:08 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 873 replies
    timstaples.com ^ | April 1, 2016 | Tim Staples
    I am letting you be among the first to know. It is true. I am leaving the Catholic Church. I want you to know that this has not been a decision made in haste or without serious and intense research and consideration. But I can no longer remain in a church that I no longer believe in. Let me explain. I will be writing more about this soon, but for now let me just say there are five main reasons why I am leaving the Catholic Church: 1. I believe the sole rule of faith for Christians has to be...
  • Tenebrae Saturday

    03/26/2016 6:08:00 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 1 replies
    Aletheia | 6/26/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    Share Your Fear Either With Jesus Sweating Blood, or you will share it with the king of terrors. We remember Christ lying in the tomb, really dead, though now He lives forever. But fear not, His mother is still here, while He is in the land of shades. He passed through human fear, giving Himself over to whatever the Father wanted of him. Fear is the common principle of sin as the soul is the enervating force of the body. The greatest creation, a Seraph Angel (Isaiah 6:1-8) we call the Light Bearer (Lucifer), still didn't trust God to...