February 13, 2018

  A newly approved miracle at Lourdes has been declared by French bishop Beauvais Bishop Jacques Benoit-Gonin.  Ten years ago a nun suffering from a debilitating disease was cured after she visited the Marian shrine.  This newly approved miracle is the 70th to be recognized as an act of divine intervention at Lourdes. The bishop of Lourdes announced the approved miracle of Bernadette Moriauat at Mass at the shrine’s basilica, on February 11th, the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes. The bishop has the last… Read more

February 11, 2018

Bishop John Barres, who is marking his one-year anniversary as leader of Long Island’s 1.5 million Catholics, is encouraging kids to come to church in their sports team uniforms. The Bishop of Rockville Centre, NY aims to boost church attendance and vocations. The head of the nation’s eighth largest diocese or archdiocese is calling for a “full court press” of all the young people involved in sports on Sunday mornings.  He specifically mentioned CYO, Catholic Youth Organization sports, in asking athletes and their coaches to model a… Read more

February 8, 2018

  40 Days for Life is a powerful prayer campaign held at Planned Parenthood abortion centers around the country.  This week 40 days comes to Hempstead, Long Island, where a very active Planned Parenthood often has committed pro life prayer folks out front. The event is sponsored by a group with an attention-grabbing name, Pro Bikers for Life.  What?  Bikers, as in motorcycle dudes in denim & leather?  Yes, those bikers, and specifically the ones for whom Christ is central… Read more

February 7, 2018

photo:  Saint Josephine Bakhita has become known as the patron of human trafficking victims   International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the International Union of Superiors General have designated February 8 as an annual day of prayer and awareness against human trafficking. February 8 is the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita, who was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery in in her native Sudan.  She was sold… Read more

February 1, 2018

We hear plenty about how the Church’s stance on the sanctity of life from the moment of conception is a turn off to so many folks today (often, without having fulling understood it).  But there are plenty of people for whom that truth was a compelling reason to become Catholic.  A new book details their conversions. Surprised by Life is the fourth in the “Surprised By” series by Patrick Madrid.  Twenty-three years ago, Surprised by Truth was published, the first volume of conversion stories, followed by Surprised by Truth 2 and in 2002 by Surprised… Read more

January 30, 2018

Our Blessed Mother is often referred to by the name of the location where she appeared or by the title she gives herself in apparitions. One of the least known titles and Church-approved apparitions is the Blessed Mother as Our Lady of Good Success. Mariana Francisca, known as Mother Mariana, received apparitions starting on the day of her First Communion.  She was told then that she would become a nun with the order, Her Immaculate Conception, which she did.  In 1577, when Marianna was just 13 years old, she left Spain with… Read more

January 26, 2018

You probably use Google.  Did you know you don’t have to? There are other search engines, and one of them – Goodsearch – actually offers to pay you for your searches through your favorite charity. GoodSearch makes it easy for you to give back to your favorite non-profit or school through your simple everyday actions like searching, shopping and dining. Every time you search using Goodsearch, you earn a penny for your designated charity.   It may not sound like much to… Read more

January 23, 2018

The 45th March for Life last week showcased the many aspects of the tragedy of abortion. Poignant  hand made signs called out  the hypocrisy, deception, and profit of the abortion industry. Every child who is adopted was spared the ‘choice’ of abortion.  Heroic moms in unplanned pregnancies reject the easy way out, giving life to their child and placing him or her for adoption so they can have a life the mom was unable to provide herself….a beautiful decision for… Read more

January 19, 2018

 Across America are thousands of women who were faced with an unplanned pregnancy and who chose life for their children with the help of a local pregnancy care center. Four of these women along with their children joined President Trump at the White House Rose Garden as he addressed the March for Life. All four women faced an unexpected pregnancy, and all four had resisted pressure to abort their babies. In his March for Life address, Trump introduced Marianne Donadio, who chose life… Read more

January 18, 2018

Of the hundreds of apparitions of the Blessed Mother in the past few hundred years, a lesser known but authenticated one took place in a small village in France in 1871.  Our Lady of Pontmain appeared in 1871 ain a French town, during a crucial time in the Franco-Prussian war. The apparition was extensively investigated and found to be worthy of belief. Prussian armies had invaded a large part of France, and the nation was in ruins.  On January 17th,  1871, the… Read more

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