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  • Cardinal Bertone talks about the third secret of Fatima

    Cardinal Bertone talks about the third secret of Fatima

    • May 13, 2017

    The “third secret of Fatima” refers to a message during the apparitions predicting suffering and persecution of the Pope and the Church. Unlike the first two secrets – a vision of hell and a prediction of World War II – the third secret was not initially revealed by Sister Lucia, one of the three children Mary visited in 1917.

  • Letter to dying girl shows pope remains a pastor at heart

    Letter to dying girl shows pope remains a pastor at heart

    • Dec 1, 2016

    Pope Francis’s moving letter to a dying nine-year-old girl echoes St. John XXIII’s famous moonlight speech, and shows that, whatever else he has become as pope, he remains, at heart, a pastor, reaching out to one soul at a time.

  • Accepting reality key to beating the maze of pessimism

    Accepting reality key to beating the maze of pessimism

    • Oct 15, 2016

    Pessimism, a dark force in the spiritual life, often stems from refusing to accept a basic truth: Reality always beats out personal desires, and life is not always what we want. Seen that way, life becomes a mystery to be unraveled rather than a problem to be solved.

  • Three (more) reasons why Mother Teresa’s halo matters

    Three (more) reasons why Mother Teresa’s halo matters

    • Aug 28, 2016

    Mother Teresa’s holiness is the primary reason she’s being declared a saint on Sept. 4, but the canonization also has something to say on other levels — about what mercy looks like in practice, about how to defend the faith from its critics, and about the role of women in the Catholic Church.

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