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  • Catholic Caucus: The Message of Lourdes

    02/19/2014 5:03:55 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies
    theBeacon ^ | 07.22.04 | Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D
    By the second half of the 19th century, the industrial revolution along with many new discoveries captured the minds of intellectuals and ordinary folk alike. By 1858 Mill, Darwin and Marx had published their ideas that challenged the way people looked at the world. So many drunk with the new wine of science dethroned God from his creation and denied the supernatural. Voltaire's sarcasm and criticism reigned. And rationalism made its wholesale rejection of basic beliefs that had sustained the human family. The absolute, sovereign authority of God; the divine creation of humankind; the immortality of the soul; the moral...
  • How Can Mary Hear Thousands Simultaneously?

    12/15/2013 2:24:52 AM PST · by GonzoII · 102 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | October 31, 2013 | Tim Staples
    How Can Mary Hear Thousands Simultaneously? In his 1999 book, Evangelical Answers – A Critique of Current Roman Catholic Apologists, Eric Svendsen claims the Catholic Church makes Mary into not just a god, but the God:Suppose someone in the United States were to pray to Mary at a certain time during the day. Suppose further that, at exactly that same moment, someone in Europe begins also to pray to Mary… suppose at that same moment hundreds of thousands of devoted Catholics all over the world begin praying the rosary… In order for Mary to hear all those prayers at once...
  • On Jimmy Akin and mortal sin

    06/28/2013 7:18:08 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | June 28, 2013 | Paul Melanson
    In my previous post, I noted how Jimmy Akin believes that "quite a number" of those Americans who are, "committing abortion and contraception...sleeping together outside of marriage, using porn, and doing a host of other things that can endanger their souls," will not end up in hell. He writes, "It can be tempting to conclude that most Catholics in America today are going to go to hell. Is the situation that bleak?...Although Catholics sometimes say things like contraception is a mortal sin or sleeping together outside of marriage is a mortal sin, this is a form of shorthand. For a...
  • Who to believe about mortal sin: Our Lady or Jimmy Akin?

    06/25/2013 7:15:59 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | June 25, 2013 | Paul Melanson
    Father Joseph Pelletier, A.A., was a native of Winchendon, Massachusetts. And he served the Church at a time when most priests were still reminding the souls entrusted to their care about the reality of hell and that mortal sins, unrepented of, render a soul incapable of eternal life. Back then, most Catholics knew and accepted God's Holy Word: "Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor sexual perverts, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor robbers will inherit the...
  • Our Lady of Czestochowa [Catholic Caucus]

    08/26/2012 1:36:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    PolishAmericanCenter.org ^ | not available | PolishAmericanCenter.org
    Our Lady of Czestochowa Saint Luke the Evangelist, according to tradition, is believed to be the original artist of this painting in which Mary is depicted holding the Christ Child. This sacred picture, enshrined and venerated at the renowned Marian Shrine in Poland, was first brought from Jerusalem through Constantinople and was bestowed to the Princess of Ruthenia. It was brought to Poland in 1382 through the efforts of Ladislaus of Opole who had discovered it in a castle at Belz. To ensure its protection, he invited the Monks of Saint Paul the First Hermit from Hungary to be its...
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe - A Mother for us all

    12/12/2011 9:36:01 AM PST · by DogwoodSouth · 15 replies
    Southern Fried Catholicism ^ | 12/12/2011 | Brad Noel
    On November 8, 1519 - only two years after the start of the Protestant Reformation in Western Europe - a Spanish conquistador named Hernando Cortes, led his army into the sprawling city of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec empire in modern-day Mexico. This was the symbolic start of the conquest of the Meso-America by the Spanish. The Spanish conquistadors were seeking fame and fortune. They were accompanied, however, by Catholic missionaries who were seeking to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the indigeonous peoples of Meso-America. For more than a decade, the labor of the Catholic missionaries among...
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe - She Who Crushes the Head of the Serpent

    12/12/2011 6:39:47 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 17 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 12/12/2011 | Fr. James Farfaglia
    [SNIP] "He will strike at your head, while you strike at his heel." Scripture scholars over the years have debated regarding the word he. Should it be translated he or she or even they? But does it matter? In another words, does the he refer to the Messiah who is to come? Does the she refer to Mary? Does the they refer to the descendants of Mary; i.e., Christ and the Church? [SNIP] ...all three lead us to the same conclusion. Since it depends which original text is being used for the translation into our modern languages (the Septuagint or...
  • CATHOLIC CAUCUS: ABC's 'Primetime Nightline' to air piece July 13 on Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help

    07/09/2011 8:25:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    Diocese of Green Bay ^ | GREEN BAY, Wis. (July 5, 2011)
    Spotlight on Shrine ABC's 'Primetime Nightline' to air piece July 13 on Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help GREEN BAY, Wis. (July 5, 2011) -- The ABC News program "Primetime Nightline" featuring the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help has been rescheduled to 9 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, July 13, on the ABC network, including WBAY, Channel 2. More on Shrine Recognition has believersflocking to ShrineShrine Web siteShrine daily scheduleEvents at ShrineRetreats at ShrineChapel Chat newsletterApparitions approved The Shrine story is included in the program entitled "The Miracle Mysteries," the second in a five-part summer series called...
  • CATHOLIC CAUCUS: Japanese quake's epicenter located near [Akita] Marian apparition site

    03/12/2011 9:14:08 AM PST · by GonzoII · 49 replies · 4+ views
    CNA ^ | Niigata, Japan, Mar 12, 2011
    www.catholicnewsagency.com Japanese quake's epicenter located near Marian apparition site The shrine of Our Lady of Akita Niigata, Japan, Mar 12, 2011 / 07:17 am (CNA).- The epicenter of the earthquake that caused a deadly March 11 tsunami is located near the site of an apparition in which Mary warned about a worldwide disaster that could afflict humanity.Japanese church officials have confirmed that the Diocese of Sendai, in the north of the country, was hit hardest by the 8.8 magnitude earthquake the worst in Japanese history and the resulting 23-foot waves. Hundreds of people have already been confirmed...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Mary

    10/25/2010 8:23:10 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Mary 668. Why do Catholics believe that Mary prays for them and helps them? Because they believe that she is their spiritual Mother, and that she has not lost her interest in those for whom her Son died, merely because she is in heaven. It is the Christian law, according to St. James, that we should pray for one another. The Saints in heaven pray for us who are on earth and still endeavoring to work out our salvation. And Mary is the greatest of the Saints. It is but an application in practice of our belief in the Communion...
  • Our Lady of Sorrows, part I: "Her Martyrdom was longer and greater than that of all the martyrs"

    08/28/2010 11:12:37 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    Catholic Womanhood/CNA ^ | St. Alphonsus Liguori
    www.catholicnewsagency.com During the month of September, the Catholic Church honors the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title "Our Lady of Sorrows." In this excerpt from his monumental work "The Glories of Mary," St. Alphonsus Liguori considers the depths of sorrow experienced by the Blessed Virgin Mary during her earthly life, and the ways in which they reveal her role in salvation history: Mary was the Queen of Martyrs, for her martyrdom was longer and greater than that of all the Martyrs. Who can ever have a heart so hard that it will not melt on hearing the most lamentable...
  • [ECUMENIC] Our Lady of Good Success - Approved Prophecies and Devotions for Our Times

    08/17/2010 6:00:47 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    Our Lady of Good Success.Com ^ | Kathleen M. Heckenkamp
    Our Lady of Good Success By Kathleen M. HeckenkampApproved Prophecies and Devotions for Our Times In the years between 1594 and 1634, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to a cloistered Conceptionist sister in Quito, Ecuador named Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres. During these forty years, Our Lady appeared to her asking that she wished to be known under the title of Nuestra Senora del Buen Suceso which in English translates to Our Lady of Good Success She spoke to Mother Mariana about the future times that were to come for the Catholic Church particularly during the 20th Century....
  • CATHOLIC CAUCUS: Our Lady of Good Success - Date: very early 17th c., first approved 1611

    08/15/2010 3:54:09 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Our Lady of Good Success Date: very early 17th c., first approved 1611 Place: Quito, Ecuador Visionary: Venerable Mother Mariana de Jesus TorresThe story of Our Lady of Good Success is a most fascinating one -- and incredibly important and timely, as many of the prophecies of our Lady and our Lord given to Mariana pertain explicitly to the 20th c. and thereafter. Mother Mariana was a Spanish Conceptionist nun, blessed with the charismata of discernment and prophecy, who ran a convent in Quito, Ecuador. First, Our Lady told her to make a life-sized statue of her holding the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Tears, a Miraculous Warning [New Orleans July 17, 1972]

    08/15/2010 2:41:41 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Tradition Family and Property ^ | 19 December 2007 | Plinio Corra de Oliveira
    Tears, a Miraculous Warning Written by Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira    Wednesday, 19 December 2007 04:42 Share  On July 21, 1972, the newspaper Folha de S.Paulo published a photograph from New Orleans showing a statue of Our Lady of Fatima shedding tears. The report sparked keen interest in the Brazilian public and I think many readers will welcome more information on the topic. Statue of the International Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima photographed in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1972 miraculously weeping real human tears. The best source of information on the matter is found in an article with a typical...
  • Spanish delegation in Mexico offers the World Cup trophy to Our Lady of Guadalupe

    08/14/2010 9:43:43 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Spain's soccer team, along with members of the Spanish Soccer Federation, are in Mexico to offer the 2010 World Cup trophy to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Video at link...
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/26/2010 10:00:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 194+ views
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | not given | Zsolt Aradi
    Our Lady of Good Counsel by Zsolt Aradi The majesty of the Roman countryside has remained unchanged for centuries. Just to the south of the city rise the famous Castelli Romani, the Roman Castles, the popular name given to the hills and townships in Rome's immediate neighborhood. These hills are studded with the palaces of the once rich nobility of Rome who leave the city whenever the depressive and humid scirocco hits the Eternal City. The Castelli Romani are still a part of Rome, yet once we enter that district around Palestrina, popularly called Ciociaria, we are in a...
  • Non-stop Rosary vigil to defeat ObamaCare

    12/19/2009 5:17:02 PM PST · by giotto · 203 replies · 4,067+ views
    The 60 votes are there for ObamaCare to pass in the Senate. The only thing preventing a vote is a blizzard in Connecticut, where Joe Lieberman went home for Sabbath. So you might say that God is the reason, both for sending Joe home and for sending the snow storm. I'm beginning to think that it will take a miracle to stop this massive take-over of the health care industry. So I propose an ongoing Rosary vigil. How it works is that I begin by saying a Rosary. When I finish, I reply to this thread. Hopefully, someone else will...
  • Nuts and Bolts - By Tim Staples: Mary Worshippers Need Not Apply

    02/15/2010 9:07:17 AM PST · by GonzoII · 1,593 replies · 8,838+ views
    Envoy ^ | Tim Staples
    The Scenario: Ever have one of those days when youre feeling full of energy and vigor? I mean, youre feeling just obnoxiously happy? Well, this is one of those days. Driving home from work, you switch on the radio to see whats happening, and you tune in to a local Protestant radio station just in time to hear a preacher speaking against various Catholic doctrines concerning Mary. The show is called Pastor Bobs Bible Hour. Pastor Bob proclaims: Jesus knew Catholics would come along and begin to worship His mother and call her perpetual virgin and absurd things like that....
  • Catholic Caucus: Our Lady of Guadalupe: She Who Smashes the Serpent

    12/12/2009 3:13:07 AM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies · 642+ views
    Tradition Family and Property ^ | Monday, 30 November 2009 | Cesar Franco
    Our Lady of Guadalupe: She Who Smashes the Serpent Written by Cesar Franco    Monday, 30 November 2009 11:59 Pope Pius XII gave Our Lady of Guadalupe the title of “Empress of the Americas” in 1945. Since December 12 is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, this is a propitious moment to recall how she reigns over our nation from Heaven, protecting and guiding us with motherly solicitude and tenderness. The constant miracle memorialized on Saint Juan Diego’s tilma and the context of the apparitions remind us that Our Lady is victorious over the serpent, intervenes in history and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Why the sign of Our Lady reigns over Europe

    12/05/2009 8:17:34 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies · 680+ views
    Catholic Herald.co.uk ^ | 4 Dec 2009 | Angelo Stagnaro
    When secularists parade with the European Union flag they are unwittingly honouring the Immaculate Conception Belgium is a wonderful country but one cant always tell that when in Brussels. This city is the least example of how wonderful the country as a whole is. I dont think even the residents of Brussels want to be there. I walked across one of the many plazas scattered throughout this, one of the three capitals of the European Union, when I spied a shop festooned completely, in and out, with the European Union flag. The EU symbol is so ubiquitous throughout Europe that...
  • HOW PRO-LIFE IS NOTRE DAME?

    11/18/2009 8:33:26 AM PST · by mlizzy · 16 replies · 541+ views
    Sycamore Trust ^ | 11-18-09 | Staff
    SOUTH BEND, IN - Notre Dame Greets a New Pro-life Bishop While Father Jenkins Continues to Serve on a Pro-abortion Board. Father Jenkins declared that Notre Dame engaged with President Obama because we care so much about abortion and embryonic stem cell research. We will from time to time examine the nature and degree of this professed concern. We recently recounted Father Jenkinss refusal to suggest the dropping of the trespass charges against the so-called Notre Dame 88, as well as the reasons for skepticism about his action in setting up a task force on life issues. Here, we...
  • Weis on way out? Navy's anchors blow Irish BCS hopes away, 23-21

    11/08/2009 8:31:54 PM PST · by mlizzy · 36 replies · 1,486+ views
    Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 10-08-09 | Tom O'Toole
    It was an eerily warm November morning when I arrived in South Bend yesterday with my son, Gary, to attend the Notre Dame-Navy battle. "What a beautiful day for a game!" I exclaimed to my son as we listened unsuspectingly to the band's pre-game rendition of the Notre Dame Victory March. Little did we know that we were not about to witness a football game, but a funeral. For not only did the Naval Academy's efficient yet stunning 23-21 victory, their second in three years against the Irish after Notre Dame had defeated them 43 years in a row,...
  • No Mistaking a Saint [Catholic Caucus]

    11/01/2009 2:19:13 AM PST · by mlizzy · 2 replies · 257+ views
    Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 11-01-06 | Tom O'Toole
    "The only mistake in life is not to become a Saint." When I first heard the above quote (perhaps a FIT reader will recall who said it) as a student at the University of Notre Dame, it really made me think. It was at a time when, after falling away from my child-like enthusiasm for Catholicism, I was coming back to the Faith but struggling to accept it as a man. But just as those too-perfect pictures of the Saints had hooked me as a youth, the realistic struggles of the Saints to follow Christ was what sealed the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Walsingham and The Dowry of Mary (on the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham)

    09/24/2009 9:07:16 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies · 792+ views
    The Wilton Diptych (The following from a pamphlet titled "Walsingham: The Shrine of Our Lady - Spiritual Guide," which I obtained on a trip to the shrine of Our Lady in Walsingham, England in September 2004). "On the Sunday after Corpus Christi 1381 in Westminster Abbey, King Richard II knelt amidst a great throng of his subjects to re-dedicate England to Mary, as her dowry. Westminster was the shrine of St. Edward the Confessor, traditionally held to have been the first to make this dedication and in whose reign Walsingham had been founded. Richard made at least two pilgrimages at...
  • Fatima and Akita

    05/17/2009 5:36:31 AM PDT · by magdalen · 11 replies · 531+ views
    Air Maria ^ | May 17, 2009 | Magdalene
    This is an almost 20 minute talk by Fr. Ignatius at a Day With Mary. Devotion to Our Lady leads to an increased devotion and love for Jesus in the most Blessed Sacrament. http://airmaria.com/?sn=090516ss&vp=3759&prefx=hmly&plyrnb=1&ttl=Homily The approved apparitions of Fatima and Akita are connected. They emphasize the importance not only of devotions but also the need for penance and reparation and the consequences of sin that will lead to chastisement. Our Lady lets us know the importance of the Rosary. Let us listen to Our Mother.
  • Novena to Our Lady Help of Christians -- May 15-24 (Catholic Caucus)

    05/15/2009 3:28:06 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies · 513+ views
    America Needs Fatima blog ^ | 5/15/2009 | Robert Ritchie
    The origins of devotion to Our Lady, under the invocation Help of Christians dates back to 1571. In that crucial year, Christians and Turks met in the largest naval battle ever. The great Pope Saint Pius V had labored for years to get the Catholic League together and in fighting shape. On October 7, 1571, 210 Catholic ships, mostly Spanish and Venetians, opposed 290 Turkish ships. The Catholics won a spectacular victory under the leadership of the Spanish Prince Juan of Austria. The Catholic descriptions of the battle differ from the Turkish in one main point: Muslim sources say during...
  • Catholics. Please ask Our Lady for a good outcome to the elections! [Catholic Caucus]

    11/02/2008 2:30:47 PM PST · by Sun · 118 replies · 1,105+ views
    God loves Our Lady so much, and would not refuse her, so please ask her to ask God to send us good leaders on Election Day!
  • The Demoralization of America- Yuri Bezmenov. Prophecy to Reality.

    10/07/2008 8:08:46 AM PDT · by RetSignman · 33 replies · 3,362+ views
    http://www.crossroad.to/Quotes ^ | October 7, 2008 | RetSignman
    If there is anyone who are confused by our present day crisis and have questions with no answers, you have to look no further for what is coming to America. I'm begging for everyone to go the source url and pay particular attention to 5 minutes 30 seconds into the interview. Yuri Bezmenov prediction has reached a stage, unless we act, this Republic will be lost. I also would ask everyone to save the url from disappearing forever. As noted on the site most links are no longer available but the top link with the video of the interview, 'The...
  • The Sanctuary in the Alps (Our Lady of Laus) (Catholic Caucus)

    05/05/2008 8:07:19 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 9 replies · 83+ views
    The Remnant ^ | 1995 | Michael J. Matt
    Nestled in a mountain pass, high in the Alps of southern France, there is a most amazing place that, like the fictitious Shangri-La, is hidden away from the rest of the world and is truly unlike anything one's ever seen. The place is a picturesque mountain hamlet that is as quaint as it is supremely restful, and as serene as it is breathtakingly beautiful.... ...It was in May of the year 1664 that the little hamlet of Laus received a most wondrous gift, a visit from a queen of unfathomable greatness, who would make of Laus a sanctuary in the...
  • OUR LADY AND ISLAM: HEAVENS PEACE PLAN

    04/06/2008 6:15:08 PM PDT · by kellynla · 28 replies · 138+ views
    Soul Magazine /Eternal Word Television Network ^ | September - October 2001, page 6 | Fr Ladis J. Cizik
    Islam Islam is an Arabic word that can be defined as "to make peace." Islam is the religion founded by Mohammed, which considers the Koran as its holy book. In addition, Islam accepts the New Testament of the Christians and the Old Testament of the Jews as Divinely inspired works. Followers of Islam are known as Muslims (also: Moors, Turks, and Moslems) and, just as Jews and Christians, believe in only one God. Yet, over the centuries, Muslims have engaged in tremendous wars with Christians and Jews. It would seem that there is little hope for peace. However, Heaven's Peace...
  • This Day in History-The Battle of Lepanto

    10/07/2007 12:47:28 PM PDT · by guinnessman · 21 replies · 542+ views
    Crisis Mageazine ^ | December 20, 2006 | H. W. Crocker III
    Lepanto, 1571: The Battle That Saved Europe The clash of civilizations is as old as history, and equally as old is the blindness of those who wish such clashes away; but they are the hinges, the turning points of history. In the latter half of the 16th century, Muslim war drums sounded and the mufti of the Ottoman sultan proclaimed jihad, but only the pope fully appreciated the threat... The Ottoman Empire, the seat of Islamic power, looked to control the Mediterranean. Corsairs raided from North Africa; the Sultans massive fleet anchored the eastern Mediterranean; and Islamic armies ranged along...
  • Where can I find this video of President Bush last night? (Vanity)

    11/03/2004 9:15:28 AM PST · by mike182d · 24 replies · 824+ views
    I just saw it again on CNN right now, but remember when Bush called all the press into the White House to see how confident they were of how things were going? As they're zooming into President Bush's face, on the end table with the lamp, I could have sworn I saw an icon of the Blessed Mother with the Infant Jesus sitting on the table. I've seen this clip several times on the news, but if anyone can direct me to a video file (or confirm from their own observation), I would greatly appreciate it!
  • CHURCH GREW IN UNDERSTANDING OF MARYS ROLE

    06/11/2007 8:11:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 920 replies · 14,044+ views
    L'Osservatore Romano ^ | 11/8/1997 | Pope John Paul II
    CHURCH GREW IN UNDERSTANDING OF MARYS ROLE Pope John Paul II Down the centuries, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Church has sought to understand more clearly the revealed truth about the Mother of God"The sparse information on Mary's earthly life is compensated by its quality and theological richness, which contemporary exegesis has carefully brought to light", the Holy Father said at the General Audience of Wednesday, 8 November, as he continued his reflections on the Virgin Mary. The Pope's catechesis on Mary in Sacred Scripture and theological reflection was the fourth in the series on the...
  • The Assumption of Our Lady

    06/10/2007 7:18:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies · 843+ views
    Immaculata Magazine ^ | Oct 1980 | Rev. James M. Keane, O.S.M.
    Protestants as well as Catholics believe that the Body of Jesus Christ is now in heaven. This doctrine is called the Ascension and is explicitly revealed in the Bible. All Christians believe, too, that the bodies of the just will be united to their souls at the end of the world and be glorified in heaven after the manner of the Risen Body of Christ. This is also revealed explicitly in the New Testament. It follows, therefore, that the bodies and souls of the departed saints are now separated, that their souls are in heaven and their bodies in the...
  • Making Friends for Our Lady (33-day consecration to Jesus through Mary) Catholic Caucus

    06/02/2007 6:49:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 302+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | May 28, 2007 | Susan Brinkmann
    In the middle of World War II, a young factory worker named Karol Wojtyla picked up a copy of a book by St. Louis Marie de Montfort titled, True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. He couldn't put it down. In fact, he read the book so often he memorized entire pages. That book would have a profound impact on the rest of his life, and especially on his papacy as Pope John Paul II. The late, beloved pope was only one among millions to have been profoundly influenced by the 33-day consecration to Jesus through Mary, recommended by the...
  • Catholic Devotions: First Saturday Devotion to Our Lady {Catholic Caucus]

    05/05/2007 9:54:54 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 1,631+ views
    The Work of God ^ | not available | The Work of God
    Catholic DevotionsFirst Saturday Devotion to Our Lady This is a devotion of reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, done to honour Our Lady's sorrows as suggested by Our Lord in an apparition to Sister Lucia a visionary from Fatima in 1925 and as requested by Our Lady. BackgroundThe First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary was first mentioned by Our Lady of Fatima on July 13, 1917. After showing the three children a vision of hell she said, "You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in...
  • Scott Hahn on Our Lady

    01/17/2007 1:57:52 PM PST · by stfassisi · 25 replies · 737+ views
    Scott Hahn on Our Lady The following is the transcript of Scott Hahn's audio and video tape presentation, "Mary: Holy Mother" as it appears in the "Catholic Adult Education on Video Program" with Scott and Kimberly Hahn. This morning we want to focus on Mary and the Marian doctrines and devotions of the Catholic Church to see where in scripture do we see, not necessarily logical demonstrations that are brought forth from proof texts that kind of force the mind against the will to give in and to acquiesce in these beliefs, but where do we find in scripture the...
  • Three Reasons the Churchs Enemies Hate The Immaculate Conception

    12/12/2006 10:51:32 PM PST · by Coleus · 772 replies · 5,415+ views
    TFP ^ | 12.08.06 | Plinio Corra de Oliveira
    The following text is adapted from a lecture Prof. Plinio Corra de Oliveira gave on June 15, 1973. It has been translated and edited for publication without his revision. Note, in this text, he uses the words Revolution and Counter-Revolution as he defined them in his book Revolution and Counter-Revolution. In this sense, the Revolution is a centuries-old process, motivated by pride and sensuality, and therefore egalitarianism and liberalism, that dominates the modern world and seeks to destroy Christian civilization. Counter-Revolutionaries are those dedicated to defeating this process and defending the rights of God. Ed.One of the truly Counter-Revolutionary acts...
  • The Story of Guadalupe: Hope for Our Violent World

    12/12/2006 10:30:49 AM PST · by Salvation · 52 replies · 2,191+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | 12-12-06 | Mark Armstrong
    Mark Armstrong Other Articles by Mark ArmstrongPrinter Friendly Version The Story of Guadalupe: Hope for Our Violent World December 12, 2006 Just four days ago we celebrated the feast of the Immaculate Conception. On that day, Mel Gibson released his epic movie, Apocalypto. Without giving away too much of the plot, I believe we can hope that many eyes are opened by this movie's portrayal of the evil of human sacrifices practiced by the Aztecs and other Indian cultures in what would become Mexico. The movie provides the historical backdrop of today's Marian celebration: the Memorial of Our...
  • Our Lady of Victory (HLI Page)

    10/09/2006 8:14:00 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 2 replies · 467+ views
    Human Life International ^ | October 2006 | n/a
    Yes, I would like to commit to a rosary for Our Lady's Victory over the Culture of Death and renewal of a Culture of Life! (enter your name and e-mail address at the link above or below)
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-15-06, Memorial, Our Lady of Sorrows

    09/15/2006 8:05:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies · 1,457+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 09-15-06 | New American Bible
    September 15, 2006 Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows Psalm: Friday 38 Reading 11 Cor 9:16-19, 22b-27 Brothers and sisters:If I preach the Gospel, this is no reason for me to boast,for an obligation has been imposed on me,and woe to me if I do not preach it!If I do so willingly, I have a recompense,but if unwillingly, then I have been entrusted with a stewardship.What then is my recompense?That, when I preach, I offer the Gospel free of chargeso as not to make full use of my right in the Gospel. Although I am free in regard to all,I...
  • Poles and Scots United to Celebrate 50 Years Since Poland's Re-Dedication to Mary

    08/21/2006 11:29:59 AM PDT · by lizol · 3 replies · 263+ views
    The Universe ^ | August 21, 2006
    Poles and Scots United to Celebrate 50 Years Since Poland's Re-Dedication to Mary Posted on August 21, 2006 By The Universe: Hundreds of Catholics from the Diocese of Aberdeen have gathered to celebrate fifty years since Poland was re-dedicated to Mary the Mother of God and re-declared Queen of Poland. Gathering at the Benedictine Abbey of Pluscarden, large numbers of native Scots and Poles working in the North East of Scotland participated in a Mass led by Bishop Peter Moran. At the beginning of the celebration, a group of 85 Poles, led by Fr Joe Kolasa, walked the six-mile road...
  • What a glorious trip! Pilgrimage to Czestochowa (they have just arrived!)

    08/14/2006 11:10:43 AM PDT · by lizol · 6 replies · 249+ views
    What a glorious trip! Pilgrimage to Czestochowa Who? 5 thousand young people. What? Catholic pedestrian pilgrimage. When? August the 5th-14th, each year, tradition since AD. 1712. Where? Poland, 160 miles (300 km) between Warsaw and Czestochowa, Black Madonna Shrine. Why? Love of God and Blessed Mother Mary; prayer, community, expiation. Praise the Lord!! Amazing! Incredible! And unbelievable! What a glorious trip! This had to be one of the most awesome times I have ever experienced in carrying the cross around the world! In August 2005, with God's help, I had the great joy of traveling with two of my...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-13-06, Optional, Our Lady of Fatima

    05/13/2006 9:21:30 AM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies · 254+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 05-13-06 | New American Bible
    May 13, 2006 Saturday of the Fourth Week of Easter Psalm: Saturday 20 Reading 1Acts 13:44-52 On the following sabbathalmost the whole citygathered to hear the word of the Lord. When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousyand with violent abuse contradicted what Paul said. Both Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said,It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first,but since you reject itand condemn yourselves as unworthy of eternal life,we now turn to the Gentiles. For so the Lord has commanded us,I have made you a light to the Gentiles,that...
  • Catholics celebrate Day of Virgin Mary patron of Poland

    05/03/2006 11:28:07 AM PDT · by lizol · 7 replies · 206+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 03.05.2006
    Catholics celebrate Day of Virgin Mary patron of Poland 03.05.2006 The Catholic Church is celebrating the Day of The Holy Virgin Mary The Queen of Poland. The holiday had been proclaimed by the Vatican at the request of Polish bishops after Poland regained statehood and independence after World War One. Pope Benedict XV had officially approved it in 1920. It is being celebrated in Poland since 1923. The main site of this religious event is the Jasna Gora shrine of the Holy Virgin Mary in Czestochowa where hundreds of thousands of pilgrims have gathered for a ceremonious open air mass.
  • Stella Maris & Custos Maris

    04/30/2006 11:08:53 PM PDT · by Macoraba · 3 replies · 135+ views
    One of Our Lady's most ancient titles is Stella Maris - Star of the Sea. There does not seem to be a set feast day. Thus I propose that Columbus Day, 12 October, would be most appropriate especially for us here in the Western Hemisphere for that feast day! Several years ago our late Holy Father Pope John Paul the Great bestowed upon Our Lady's most chaste spouse the title of CUSTOS - Guardian. So I was thinking that as Our Lady is Stella Maris that Saint Joseph should be CUSTOS MARIS! Most fitting and proper! And as the feast...
  • The Story of Our Lady of Genazzano {Our Lady of Good Counsel]

    04/21/2006 5:24:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies · 2,474+ views
    TraditionFamilyProperty.org ^ | RaditionFamilyProperty
    The Story of Our Lady of Genazzano A view of the town of Genazzano, resting place of the miraculous painting of Our Lady. A few miles from the city of Rome, lies Genazzanoa city rich in history and blessed with the presence of a miraculous painting of the Blessed Virgin that has an amazing story.The origins of Genazzano date back to the times of the Roman emperors. Because of its proximity to Rome, the city was chosen by many patricians and imperial courtiers as a site for their country villas. The vast gardens surrounding these villas often served as the...
  • Will 2004 see the era of peace promised by Our Lady?

    03/29/2006 12:45:09 PM PST · by MILESJESU · 19 replies · 322+ views
    THE MICHAEL JOURNAL CANADA ^ | 3/29/2006 | SOLDIEROFJESUSCHRIST
    Thursday January 1, 2004 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Reading I (Numbers 6:22-27) Reading II (Galatians 4:4-7) Gospel (St. Luke 2:16-21) As we embark once again on a new year, the Church begins on this octave day of Christmas by celebrating the feast of Our Lady's divine maternity: Mary, the Mother of God. This feast is exceedingly important when we understand the context in which all of these things came to be. Christmas, for instance, was not celebrated in the Church until around the year 300.
  • Our Lady of the Rosary of La Naval (A Mini-Lepanto in the Philippines)

    02/21/2006 6:35:31 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 9 replies · 1,077+ views
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    From Great Historical Victories of the Rosary Our Lady of the Rosary of La Naval This victory was important because it saved Catholicism in all of Asia. While elsewhere in the rest of the Asian continent the false religions violently opposed, in general, the implantation of Catholicism, and caused to flow in abundance the blood of the martyrs, the conversion of the Philippines was an event without parallel in history: in 40 years (from 15659 to 1605), without a single drop of blood being shed, the country became a model Christendom thanks to the Spanish. For the Church it became...
  • Image of Catholic icon in pop culture magazine causes fresh debate on media freedom in Poland

    02/20/2006 3:40:31 PM PST · by lizol · 12 replies · 451+ views
    ICE ^ | 17.2.2006 | Gabriel Stille
    Image of Catholic icon in pop culture magazine causes fresh debate on media freedom in Poland 17.2.2006 - Gabriel Stille Polish pop culture magazine Machina has hit the stands again after a three year absence. And its return did not go unnoticed. The cover features the Black Madonna icon, Poland's revered religious painting, but it appears with the superimposed picture of pop star Madonna. The published image has led to protests by Polish Roman Catholics. And it has raised ethical questions concerning media freedom not unlike those involving the Danish Islamic caricatures. The much-revered Polish icon of the Black Madonna,...