- Jul 27, 2021
Over the centuries, no figure in Catholic life has inspired a more motley galaxy of populists, insurrectionists, anti-establishment firebrands and cultural warriors than the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Taken together, the attempted assassination of St. John Paul II and the Fatima messages show the power of truth and the need for good people to stand up and speak what is true, good, and beautiful.
The Catholic shrine at Fátima in Portugal has allowed 7,500 worshippers to attend two annual Masses marking the day when three illiterate shepherd children first reported seeing visions of the Madonna.
A Detroit-area chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary and her appearance to children in Europe in 1917 has been declared a local Catholic shrine.
Most movie patrons head for the exits once they see the closing credits start rolling. Those who do that after watching “Fatima,” though, will miss not one, but two songs performed by the famed Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, a Catholic.
Franciscan friar and EWTN host Father Andrew Apostoli, CFR, passed away on the morning of Dec. 13, his community has confirmed.
At the center of the new shrine at St. James Church, is a statue of Our Lady of the Rosary with statues of the three children of Fatima kneeling and praying before her. The statues of the children are spaced so that those who visit can kneel between them and pray.
Though the couple was married in the United States, the aunt and uncle of Bishop Dominick J. Lagonegro happened to be visiting family in Portugal Oct. 13, 1917. They “heard what was going on” at Fatima and went to see for themselves, he said, sharing the incredible story of the Miracle of the Sun that his aunt had told him multiple times during his life.