Bishops Consecrate Wisconsin to Mary, Mother of Mercy

The bishops of Wisconsin consecrate the faithful in the dioceses and state to Mary, Mother of Mercy, and add an important daily follow-up.

10/21/2016 Comment
Tim Townsend photo for Rosary Evangelization Apostolate

Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki at St. Veronica’s Church during the entrustment ceremony.

– Tim Townsend photo for Rosary Evangelization Apostolate

Cheers in heaven are certainly still ringing for the Bishops of Wisconsin. On Oct, 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, they entrusted the faithful in all five dioceses to our Blessed Mother as Mary, Mother of Mercy.

This jubilee year made the picture-perfect backdrop for this major act. In fact, the bishops directly said in their proclamation this act is to recognize the Jubilee Year of Mercy and to celebrate the intercession of Mary our Mother through the Most Holy Rosary. It adds, Mary’s “faith and love give us hope in our salvation through God’s Divine Mercy.”

There was another heavenly bonus at the Oct. 7 entrustment. More on that in a moment.

Before the event took place, Bishop...READ MORE

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What 12 Great Saints Revealed About the End Times

Heaven does not leave us without hope and help in the latter times. Scriptures, saints, and and heavenly apparitions give clear direction.

10/17/2016 Comments (6)

Franz Georg Hermann the Younger (1692–1768), “The Last Judgment and the Lamb of the Apocalypse”

Last time we saw a small bit of the ominous warning about the arrival of the Antichrist and end of times. The Catechism tells us the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ, must go through the passion as Our Lord did.

We saw how in 1976 in America while still Cardinal Wojtyla, St. John Paul II  warned: “It is, therefore, in God's Plan, and it must be a trial which the Church must take up, and face courageously..."

In the midst of this, St. Pius X observed in his encyclical E Supremi that “the victory will ever be with God…Of this we are assured in the holy books by God Himself...”

Because we know the outcome, there’s no reason to fret whenever the signs unfold. God does not leave us without...READ MORE

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14 Saints Reveal Details About the Antichrist

Over the centuries, several holy people have been given heavenly insights into what the Antichrist and times would be like.

10/11/2016 Comments (9)

Matthias Gerung (1500–1570), “The Beasts of Revelation” (via Wikimedia Commons)

When we look at what’s going in the world, we would do well to turn away from secular La-La Land’s vision and see what just a sample of major saints, including several Doctors of the Church, had to say about latter times. Of course, we keep in mind that only God knows the actual timetable.

Heading the list are three who knew Jesus directly.

St. John the Evangelist told us, “Whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Whoever denies the Father and the Son, this is the antichrist” (1John 2:22).

In 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12, St. Paul made it clear:

Let no one deceive you in any way. For unless the apostasy comes first and the lawless one is revealed, the one doomed to perdition, who opposes and...READ MORE

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The Lepanto Moment Arrives Again This Week

On the 445th anniversary of Lepanto, Our Lady of the Rosary can again hand us the victory if we follow history

10/06/2016 Comments (9)

Circle of Andries van Eertvelt (1590-1652), “The Battle of Lepanto”

Friday, Oct. 7, marks the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary and also the 445th anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto.

Some people have taken up Lepanto’s call and showing us what we can do to turn the tide of the battle in our country over secularism, immorality, antagonistic unbelief, and laws downright hostile to Christianity.

Many who have been faithfully praying the 54-Day Rosary Novena for our Nation will be heading to Washington, D.C., for the conclusion of the novena with the National Rosary Rally and hopes a Lepanto-like victory will happen again. Many others whould be joining them too.

Why a Lepanto moment? Lepanto became the model for other lopsided victories to come in favor of...READ MORE

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Is This Marian Apparition a Bridge Between Lourdes and Fatima?

These lesser-known apparitions of Gietrzwald in Poland have striking echoes of Our Lady's visits to Lourdes and Fatima.

09/26/2016 Comments (8)
Photos: Sanktuarium Matki Bożej Gietrzwałdzkiej (

– Photos: Sanktuarium Matki Bożej Gietrzwałdzkiej (

Fatima and Lourdes are household names when it comes to approved apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. But how many outside Poland have heard of the Gietrzwald Apparitions? Maybe a few more than before since pilgrims to this year’s World Youth Day were invited to visit the shrine of this approved apparition.

As Fatima heads to its 100th anniversary, Gietrzwald heads to its 140th which takes place a month earlier. When we look at the Gietrzwald apparitions, an immediate burning question is this: did it act as a heavenly bridge joining Lourdes and Fatima? And prepare the world for Fatima?

At Lourdes in 1858, our Blessed Mother appeared to one person, St. Bernadette. At Gietrzwald in 1877,...READ MORE

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Unmasking Saul Alinsky, a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

A brilliant new EWTN film unmasks the man behind community organizing and what has greatly contributed to today's chaotic culture.

09/24/2016 Comments (54)

Do you want an understanding of where so much of society’s problems originated and how things went radically wrong in everything from culture to family life to politics?

You’ll find out from A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, set to air on EWTN television on Saturday evening, Sept. 24, at 6 pm Eastern time (check schedule for other time zones).

The film is no less than riveting. By the brilliant team of Richard and Stephen Payne, the father-son filmmakers who head Arcadia Films, it explores the life and beliefs of one Saul Alinsky, often called the father of community organizing.

Sure, he said he wanted to help the poor, but we see how his tactics were no less than wrong and anti-Christian. He...READ MORE

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Keep Your Eyes on Heaven, Not on Sodom and Gomorrah

Our culture seems to be heading off to Sodom and Gomorrah, but take heart! As Bob and Penny Lord said: “We can change the world. We will change world!”

09/14/2016 Comment

Pieter Schoubroeck (circa 1570–1607), “The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah”

In 1999 Bob & Penny Lord saw us catching up to Sodom and Gomorrah and looking determined to win the contest. Watching the downhill race, the Lords wrote Beyond Sodom and Gomorrah — Prophecies and Promises. It’s still a current reminder.

With morality already short-circuiting and going haywire, the Lords said the situation “makes Sodom and Gomorrah look like a high school prom which got out of hand.” This in 1999.

Knowing what Genesis tells us happened as a result, the Lords were trying to open our eyes to what can we can expect if we don’t change our hearts.

“We’re not doomsday people, brothers and sisters,” Penny and Bob assure. But they certainly weren’t shirking reality either....READ MORE

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Join the EWTN Family Celebration Next Week

09/08/2016 Comments (1)

EWTN’s Family Celebration is just around the corner and is sure to draw great attention in a special way as it will feature events celebrating “The Life and Legacy of Mother Angelica.”

The annual Family Celebration has always uplifted EWTN fans and newcomers and filled them with joy. This annual event for this 36th anniversary of EWTN will surely do the same during the two days it runs — Sept. 17-18 — in the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex in downtown Birmingham, Ala.

“This year’s EWTN Family Celebration is our first since the death of Mother Angelica and provides us with an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the extraordinary life of Mother and what she meant to her EWTN...READ MORE

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Joseph Pronechen is staff writer with the National Catholic Register since 2005. His articles have appeared regularly in a number of national publications including Columbia magazine, Faith and Family, Catholic Digest, and Marian Helper. His religion features have also appeared in Fairfield County Catholic and in one of Connecticut’s largest news dailies. He holds BS and MS degrees 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 in Connecticut.