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St. John of the Cross Weighs in on the Big Topics of 2017

They say there’s nothing new under the sun, and this age-old adage bears weight in the spiritual realm as well. As humanity collectively – or individually – struggles with different aspects of our fallen human nature through the centuries, certain themes rise and fall in a cyclical timelessness. And so it is that a great …

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Fatima Comes to Life for Children in This New Book!

Written by a mother and grandmother, Our Lady’s Message to Three Shepherd Children and the World is the perfect book to teach children about Our Lady of Fatima – especially since the Church just celebrated the 100th year anniversary of the Marian apparition. Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle is well known for her book, Our Lady of Fatima: 100 Years of Stories, …

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20 Important Facts on the Assassination Attempt on John Paul II

I wrote the following article for the National Catholic Register. The featured image marks the exact spot where the pontiff was shot. On May 13, 1981, thirty-six years ago, Pope John Paul II was on the brink of death. I wasn’t alive, but I’ve seen news reports from the time, and it’s horrifying to think what …

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100th Anniversary: 8 Incredible Facts about Fatima You Should Probably Know

In 1917, Our Lady appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima.  She told them about the rosary, Christ’s love for them, and the Immaculate Heart. The children said Mary appeared to them six times between May and October of 1917. Father Thomas McGlynn, a Dominican priest and sculpture, published a book about his knowledge of Fatima …

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Fatima Statue to Visit Thousands of Christians in Middle East, U.S.

According to Lebanon Daily News, An important visitor, to Catholics worldwide, is visiting the Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Lebanon June 25 and 23. She stands 3 1/2 feet tall and is made of solid mahogany wood. She is Our Lady of Fatima, a statue that for Catholics, represents Mary and the messages she is believed to have …

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