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The online global Divine Mercy Summit 2020 event is looking to bring tens of thousands together for a first-time three-day event that anyone, anywhere, can attend.
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The prophetic Sheen again sounds as he were looking at today’s society, finding hope in an unusual example amid violence and runaway science
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Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton was canonized as the first American-born, United States-born saint. But there were other “firsts” at her canonization too.
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Like Esther, Our Lady of Fatima came to save her people by showing them the right path to follow.
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No pandemic is going to stop the movie Fatima from opening in theaters and home screens on Aug. 28.
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How does the Miracle of the Sun fit with this 70th anniversary of the declaration of the Dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary?
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Traditionally, each month is dedicated to some major aspect of our faith such as the Precious Blood, St. Joseph, the Holy Name of Jesus and the Poor Souls. August has its major dedication too.
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Preview of Pray: The Story of Patrick Peyton, which tells the story of the ‘Venerable’ media priest.
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Have a Mary Garden? Interested in starting one? Then look up this brand now first annual Mary Garden contest that just launched.
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July 16, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, would be a good time to begin wearing the Scapular again – or time to be enrolled in it.
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Now is the time to take a close look at the first two of three secrets which we don’t want to hear about that Our Lady gave the children at Fatima over a century ago.
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As we’ve seen Bishop Fulton Sheen was prophetic about the problems he foresaw years before they came over the horizon. He was no less so about America in a TV broadcast more than half a century ago.
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The Fourth of July is the perfect day to enlarge our patriotic hymns repertoire with these additional favorites.
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Beginning with Genesis, the Ascension, and through to today, great spiritual meaning has been attached to “40” that should surely make us listen.
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The Fatima seer gives so many clear reasons for us to see why devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is essential
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As feasts go, another two big ones are coming up on Friday and Saturday, June 19-20. They are side-by-side, and for good reason.
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Celebrating Corpus Christi can still happen this year despite the health worries. With last-minute Eucharistic procession or, if not possible, another powerful way
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St. Faustina's memorial being added to the Church calendar this May is a great reminder and signpost of the inseparable connection between Divine Mercy and Our Lady, Mother of Mercy
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The first and the last to die in World War I — one healing the body, the other healing the soul.
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These last two months for those awaiting ordination and for the entire Catholic populace have been like no other in recent times.
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Here are 10 fascinating facts and details often overlooked or never realized about the famous Marian apparitions in Fatima, Portugal.
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While the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal will not host any pilgrims for this May’s 103rd anniversary, people can still celebrate though a two-part online “pilgrimage" from the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima and elsewhere.
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Make every day Mother's Day by honoring Our Blessed Mother
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Two young saints who died during the influenza epidemic of 1918 are among ideal intercessors for us as we battle the coronavirus today. There is a prayer for their help.
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A Blue Letter Day marks the First Saturday of May, the Month of Mary, as the producers of the long-awaited movie Fatima debut a scene from the film.
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Father Donald Calloway inspired several artists to come up with magnificent new paintings of St. Joseph which we can get for ourselves.
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Two popes show us how St. Joseph the Worker, a simple carpenter, shows us the immeasurable worth of the simplest work
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Children and adults alike have joined this young parish priest’s initiative that can have far-reaching effects.
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We asked, you responded. Readers shared so many moving stories of their experience with Confession for the Register. Here are a few of their inspiring stories.
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With churches closed and Communion unavailable, can we still receive the graces and promises of Divine Mercy Sunday?
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With the country grinding to a halt, it’s time to consider Our Lady of America’s words and take them to heart.
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“The Lord promises us through St. Faustina that the soul that will venerate, or honor, this image will never perish.”
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An essential way to meet the attack by the coronavirus is to consecrate or re-consecrate yourself to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
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TONIGHT EWTN will REBROADCAST Pope Francis giving the “Urbi et Orbi” blessing via media that carries a plenary indulgence. See the time.
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For centuries the Solemnity of the Annunciation on March 25, not Jan. 1, marked the first day of the New Year.
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May the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and of the Church, Health of the Sick and Help of Christians, our Advocate, help suffering humanity, saving us from the evil of this pandemic and obtaining for us every good necessary for our salvation and sanctification.
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Father Bill Quinlivan, a priest in the Diocese of Buffalo for 25 years, is using his talents attempting to bring healing in light of the recent sex abuse allegations in his diocese.
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With the foundations of family and society cracking and crumbling, it’s time to bring a multitude of prayers to Our Lady of Fatima for her promised help.
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60 Years ago this month, St. Joseph appeared to a nun in Ohio, bringing messages on the Holy Family, Fatherhood, and more
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“My child, when you are ill, do not delay, but pray to the Lord, and he will heal you. ... Then give the physician his place, for the Lord created him...”
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Imagine what would happen if Bishop Fulton Sheen, Blessed Pius IX, Leo XIII, St. John Paul II and other popes took center stage to share thoughts and warnings about Socialism and Communism.
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Remember that series the Register ran on receiving roses from St. Thérèse of Lisieux? Again, we’re looking for moving stories on an entirely different subject – a sacrament necessary for our salvation.
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Four ways to potentially gain a plenary indulgence every day can make this Lent a spiritual standout
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A simple way to make Lent profitable is as easy to find as this new book.
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Honoring the Holy Family beginning during its traditional month is a major way to restore the family to its truly God-given place.
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We traditionally we get our throats blessed on St. Blaise’s feast day, Feb. 3. But what fascinating facts about him, his relics and miraculous connection to Dubrovnik don’t most of us know?
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For many centuries, we have a triple celebration on one day, Feb. 2. It once marked the official close of the Christmas season.
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Divine Mercy Sunday is the perfect day to start listening to what Jesus himself tells us.
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One pregnant mother's and family’s pro-life choice led to answered prayers and continues to touch the lives of many others
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Celebrating Mary as Mother of God and our Mother on New Year's Day and throughout the 12 Days of Christmas makes for a perfect start to the New Year.
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Holy Family Sunday is the right moment to start becoming the family God wants us to be
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“What is Superman got to do with Christmas?” is a question Bishop Fulton Sheen asked at the start of a 1960s TV broadcast.
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Like it’s ancient namesake, the town of Bethlehem, Connecticut is home to two places that bring the wonders of the Nativity to those who visit them.
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Dickens’ classic, much-loved Christmas tale isn’t only purely fiction because similar stories of Christmas restoration can play out in surprising ways in real life too.
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Record number of Nativity displays keep Christ-centered Christmas at public government venues this Christmas thanks to the efforts of the Thomas More Society and American Nativity Scene.
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Move over, Mother Earth, and make way for our real Mother — Our Lady of Guadalupe.
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This year makes the 165th anniversary of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. What did Holy Fathers say then and for other major anniversaries?
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How a Childhood Goal to Help Others Came True in New and Inspiring Fashion
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“He has a name written on his cloak and on his thigh, ‘King of kings and Lord of lords.’” (Revelation 19:16)
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He has a name written on his cloak and on his thigh, “King of kings and Lord of lords.” (Revelation 19:16) They will fight with the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings (Revelation 17: 14).
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This last installment brings more inspiring and amazing ways St. Thérèse has sent “down a shower of roses from the heaven” on our readers.
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Part 5 of 6 installments again shares our readers inspiring and amazing ways St. Thérèse helped them by sending “down a shower of roses from the heaven” and spending her “heaven doing good upon earth.”
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Two non-profit organizations have teamed up again this year to provide large Nativity figures for public display.
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Part 4 of 6 installments brings even more inspiring and amazing ways St. Thérèse continues to “send down a shower of roses from the heaven” and spend her “heaven doing good upon earth.”
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We have access to several keys to help rescue the holy souls in purgatory and get them to heaven.
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Part 3 continues the inspiring and amazing ways St. Thérèse continues to “send down a shower of roses from the heaven” and spend her “heaven doing good upon earth.”
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All Souls Day and November is time to remember saints tell us of their encounters with holy souls from purgatory requesting Masses, prayer, and help.
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Newman’s insights into what the future might hold for the Church and world take on new relevance considering the world’s wide road in the 21st century.
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Sr. Lucia of Fatima revealed that Our Lady told her if the consecration had not been made by John Paul II, there would have been a nuclear war.
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From happy occasions to the saddest ones, St. Thérèse is always around to help.
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What connections are there from the early Church to apparitions like Fatima that make Saturday Mary’s day?
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Two October feasts recall Our Lady of Victory, Our Lady of the Smile, curing St. Thérèse, the Little Flower, of a mysterious life-threatening illness.
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St. Thérèse is continuously true to her promise: “I will send down a shower of roses from the heavens; I will spend my heaven doing good upon earth”
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In the 19th century St. Michael appeared to give us a prayer that came with promises of exceptional spiritual benefits.
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The feast of these winged crusaders, messengers, rescuers, and protectors ready to help us is the perfect reminder to call upon them.
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"After my death, I will let fall a shower of roses," St. Thérèse promised. Have you ever received one in answer to your prayers to the Little Flower?
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This book is a chance to visit shrines in France with Marian Father Joseph Roesch, to learn the story of how each shrine and devotion came to be.
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Padre Pio’s wise sayings and spiritual advice remain as fresh as if they were said yesterday.
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“The only way out of this crisis is spiritual... The time is nearer than you think.”
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The subtitle of The Decalogue Decoded, Dominican Father Brian Mullady’s new book — What You Never Learned About the Ten Commandments — rates a resounding score of “10” as it perfectly summarizes the theme.
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The feast of The Most Holy Name of Mary was officially instituted in the Church after the Lepanto-like victory at the Battle of Vienna.
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Mother Teresa found this a never-fail quick novena to turn to our Blessed Mother for speedy assistance.
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What does abortion have to do with the Clock of Life approaching midnight? And what does that mean? Fulton Sheen knew and explains, warns, and counsels.
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Few people on this side of the Atlantic have heard of Our Lady’s approved apparitions at Laus, France.
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Archbishop Fulton Sheen had a keen sense of humor, put that to use, and also explained something quite differently in a TV show on the ‘Divine Sense of Humor’
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On his TV show and books, Archbishop Sheen gave timeless insight and reasons for Fatima’s major significance
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Summer is no time to take a vacation from the many opportunities to gain a plenary indulgence — at home or on vacation, for yourself or the souls in purgatory.
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One pastor and prolific author was suffering too until he got an answer filled with hope to address these times.
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There’s more to the peals and chimes when it comes to a church’s bells. Many of them have well-known names.
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The saintly stigmatic’s relics are coming in May through June to several cathedrals and churches, thanks to the Saint Pio Foundation. This follows the initial two-part tour in 2017.
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From that first apparition at Fatima, Francisco quickly began to give lessons and examples to everyone on how we’re to react to what Our Lady revealed and asked.
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Venerable Fulton Sheen inspired Catholics and non-Catholics alike in a series of visits to Robert Schuller’s famous Protestant (now Catholic) ‘Crystal Cathedral’
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“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.”
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Three powerful symbolic lessons at Notre Dame are crying to be heard in the desert of faith in France and the West.
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Fresh off the presses in March from a best-selling author comes a simple, practical, and highly inspirational and encouraging day-by-day look at Divine Mercy for everybody.
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We all have the opportunity for receiving a plenary indulgence each day of Holy Week. Then Easter Octave. Here’s how to gain them for ourselves and loved ones in purgatory.
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The writer enthralled listeners in New Haven as he gave insights into these times and the Church’s answer to them.
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When the pope used the term “Angel of the Apocalypse” in the Middle Ages, people knew he was talking about St. Vincent Ferrer
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Remembering the TV nun’s timely thoughts on the third anniversary of her death.
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Among Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s saintly insights and wisdom to keep us on the right path are his teachings on the mistaken notions of mercy.
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Joseph Pronechen is staff writer with the National Catholic Register since 2005 and before that a regular correspondent for the paper. His articles have appeared in a number of national publications including Columbia magazine, Soul, Faith and Family, Catholic Digest, Catholic Exchange <i>, and <i>Marian Helper. His religion features have also appeared in Fairfield County Catholic and in major newspapers. He is the author of Fruits of Fatima — Century of Signs and Wonders. He holds a graduate degree and formerly taught English and courses in film study that he developed at a Catholic high school in Connecticut. Joseph and his wife Mary reside on the East Coast.