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Newman’s insights into what the future might hold for the Church and world take on new relevance considering the world’s wide road in the 21st century.
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Sr. Lucia of Fatima revealed that Our Lady told her if the consecration had not been made by John Paul II, there would have been a nuclear war.
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From happy occasions to the saddest ones, St. Thérèse is always around to help.
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What connections are there from the early Church to apparitions like Fatima that make Saturday Mary’s day?
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Two October feasts recall Our Lady of Victory, Our Lady of the Smile, curing St. Thérèse, the Little Flower, of a mysterious life-threatening illness.
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St. Thérèse is continuously true to her promise: “I will send down a shower of roses from the heavens; I will spend my heaven doing good upon earth”
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In the 19th century St. Michael appeared to give us a prayer that came with promises of exceptional spiritual benefits.
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The feast of these winged crusaders, messengers, rescuers, and protectors ready to help us is the perfect reminder to call upon them.
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"After my death, I will let fall a shower of roses," St. Thérèse promised. Have you ever received one in answer to your prayers to the Little Flower?
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This book is a chance to visit shrines in France with Marian Father Joseph Roesch, to learn the story of how each shrine and devotion came to be.
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Padre Pio’s wise sayings and spiritual advice remain as fresh as if they were said yesterday.
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“The only way out of this crisis is spiritual... The time is nearer than you think.”
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The subtitle of The Decalogue Decoded, Dominican Father Brian Mullady’s new book — What You Never Learned About the Ten Commandments — rates a resounding score of “10” as it perfectly summarizes the theme.
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The feast of The Most Holy Name of Mary was officially instituted in the Church after the Lepanto-like victory at the Battle of Vienna.
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Mother Teresa found this a never-fail quick novena to turn to our Blessed Mother for speedy assistance.
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What does abortion have to do with the Clock of Life approaching midnight? And what does that mean? Fulton Sheen knew and explains, warns, and counsels.
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Few people on this side of the Atlantic have heard of Our Lady’s approved apparitions at Laus, France.
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Archbishop Fulton Sheen had a keen sense of humor, put that to use, and also explained something quite differently in a TV show on the ‘Divine Sense of Humor’
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July 16, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, would be a good time to begin wearing the Scapular again – or time to be enrolled in it.
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On his TV show and books, Archbishop Sheen gave timeless insight and reasons for Fatima’s major significance
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The Fourth of July is the perfect day to enlarge our patriotic hymns repertoire with these additional favorites.
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Summer is no time to take a vacation from the many opportunities to gain a plenary indulgence — at home or on vacation, for yourself or the souls in purgatory.
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One pastor and prolific author was suffering too until he got an answer filled with hope to address these times.
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There’s more to the peals and chimes when it comes to a church’s bells. Many of them have well-known names.
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The saintly stigmatic’s relics are coming in May through June to several cathedrals and churches, thanks to the Saint Pio Foundation. This follows the initial two-part tour in 2017.
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From that first apparition at Fatima, Francisco quickly began to give lessons and examples to everyone on how we’re to react to what Our Lady revealed and asked.
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Make every day Mother's Day by honoring Our Blessed Mother
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Venerable Fulton Sheen inspired Catholics and non-Catholics alike in a series of visits to Robert Schuller’s famous Protestant (now Catholic) ‘Crystal Cathedral’
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Two popes show us how St. Joseph the Worker, a simple carpenter, shows us the immeasurable worth of the simplest work
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Divine Mercy Sunday is the perfect day to start listening to what Jesus himself tells us.
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“I want to grant a complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My Mercy.”
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Three powerful symbolic lessons at Notre Dame are crying to be heard in the desert of faith in France and the West.
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Fresh off the presses in March from a best-selling author comes a simple, practical, and highly inspirational and encouraging day-by-day look at Divine Mercy for everybody.
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We all have the opportunity for receiving a plenary indulgence each day of Holy Week. Then Easter Octave. Here’s how to gain them for ourselves and loved ones in purgatory.
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The writer enthralled listeners in New Haven as he gave insights into these times and the Church’s answer to them.
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When the pope used the term “Angel of the Apocalypse” in the Middle Ages, people knew he was talking about St. Vincent Ferrer
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Remembering the TV nun’s timely thoughts on the third anniversary of her death.
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For centuries the Feast of the Annunciation on March 25, not Jan. 1, marked the first day of the New Year.
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60 Years ago this month, St. Joseph appeared to a nun in Ohio, bringing messages on the Holy Family, Fatherhood, and more
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Among Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s saintly insights and wisdom to keep us on the right path are his teachings on the mistaken notions of mercy.
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The decision comes during the centennial year of Ven. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen’s ordination to the priesthood in Peoria.
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Four ways to potentially gain a plenary indulgence every day can make this Lent a spiritual standout
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75 years after the miraculous Battle Lepanto of 1571, Our Lady of the Rosary provided another Lepanto moment showing the way to victory even for today
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In 1947, Archbishop Fulton Sheen forewarned what no one thought possible for these times.
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The approved apparitions of Cuapa resonated with the basic messages of Our Lady at Fatima to remind people of their necessity.
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Father Donald Calloway, nationally known Marian priest, publishes yet another page-turning book — one of the finest on the Rosary.
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Celebrating Mary as Mother of God and our Mother on New Year's Day and throughout the 12 Days of Christmas makes for a perfect start to the New Year.
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Christmastime wonder in one Italian town has happened annually since the 14th century.
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Could the famous poem really be an unconscious memory or picture of St. Nicholas, also known as Santa Claus?
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Are you patiently waiting this season? Help spread the message!
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A Dec. 8 Mass at San Francisco’s Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption honored our Blessed Mother as both the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe.
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Proclaiming the annual Feast of Christ the King in 1925, Pius XI foresaw society’s nosedive and gave the solution for safety
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The tour highlights efforts for repentance, reform and renewal in the Church’s current situation
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As the Prayer to St. Michael campaign picks up speed in various dioceses, one Catholic is doing something to spread the prayer far and wide with a free offer.
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A man who accompanied Our Lady of Fatima Pilgrim Statue on its travels across the globe for over three decades tells the fascinating story.
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This modest man has touched the lives of tens of thousands.
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Will the end of the 100 years at Fatima signal some major changes coming to this world — depending on if we continue to ignore the message or have a change of heart?
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An American iconographer fills an icon of Saint Oscar Romero with symbolism and a surprising connection to his country
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The Feast of the Guardian Angels on Oct. 2 should remind us of our guardian angels and spur us on to greater devotion and use of our angel's great guidance and protection.
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View Servant of God, 15-year old Carlo Acutis’s international exhibits on the Eucharist, Mary, and Spiritual Realities from parishes to your own home.
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“Pray very much the prayers of the Rosary.”
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This week’s prophetic Ezekiel readings seem written just weeks ago, yet an answer to them lies in Feast of the Queenship of Mary.
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Celebrating the Assumption of the Blessed Mother is a perfect time look at the highlights of what Pius XII said defining the Dogma in 1950, and what it means for us.
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Imagine a church full of children praying the Rosary and Divine Mercy chaplet at a Family Eucharistic Holy Hour to be shown on EWTN television.
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With a saintly long-ranging spiritual vision, Bishop Sheen saw the roots of today’s crisis firmly planted and growing in 1974, but gave us an antidote.
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An “Allied Force” of the United States and other countries are looking to join together on the same day as a Holy League facing a spiritual battle.
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What do the Sacred Heart, an incorrupt Blessed and a Holy Father have in common? Plenty, if the latter two are Sister Mary of the Divine Heart and Pope Leo XIII.
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The third in a trilogy about how a special needs child has blessed the Judice family with ever-growing life, love, and faith
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While Our Lady reminded the children about the necessity of the daily Rosary, she also introduced them to a vital, necessary devotion.
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Summer presents many possibilities to gain many plenary indulgences, on vacation or at home
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A powerful book on Eucharistic adoration and related prayers completes a best-selling trilogy on St. Faustina and her Diary and shows how we can help every person on earth.
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Familiar figures inspire us, move us, show us hope and what we must do to achieve it in this riveting film.
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Fatima’s 101st Anniversary and Mother’s Day coincide this year but apparently not just coincidence.
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Want to learn how to be a perfect worker and provider in things physical and spiritual? Look to St. Joseph beginning May 1.
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Holy Week Reminds Us of Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus
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With St. Joseph’s feast day on March 19, this most powerful of saints too often forgotten should be remembered and revered on every day thanks to Father Donald Calloway.
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‘The sacrifice required of every person is the fulfillment of his duties in life and the observance of My Law.’
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We traditionally we get our throats blessed on St. Blaise’s feast day, Feb. 3. But what fascinating facts about him, his relics and miraculous connection to Dubrovnik don’t most of us know?
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For centuries, the Church has observed a triple celebration on one day, February 2
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The “Rosary to the Interior: For the Purification of the Church” is a grassroots effort to bring Catholics around the country to pray a Rosary appealing to our Blessed Mother for her help in these times
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In January, one local man who shied away from credit brought about a decision that would ultimately encourage others throughout the country
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An invitation from the White House for a pro-life event before the March came as a surprise.
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What would pro-life saints tell the tens of thousands marching and millions watching if they appeared visibly at the March for Life?
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Holy Family Sunday is the right moment to start becoming the family God wants us to be
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Our military desperately need these free rosaries, and Augustine Institute is ready to ship them, but there’s a hitch in the supply lines.
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The Fatima seer gives so many clear reasons for us to see why devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is essential
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Both will be held the week before Christmas.
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A thick volume could be filled with quotes from Father Andrew Apostoli. Here are a few to start.
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Prayers are most welcome for longtime EWTN host Fr. Apostoli in final illness
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With their newest chart-topping CD, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, invite us to share Christmas with them.
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The Fatima seer gives so many clear reasons for us to see why Our Lady insisted on the daily Rosary for all.
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Highlights Our Lady’s Fatima message as the countermeasure to cure today’s state of affairs.
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Here's how to keep Christ in public view this Christmas with free Nativity figures from the American Nativity Scene partnered with the Thomas More Society
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We have access to several keys to help rescue the holy souls in purgatory and get them to heaven.
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Little-known, approved apparitions less than a quarter-century old, including major ones by St. Joseph and references to Fatima, are brought to light now by brand new book.
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Might Fatima’s message even echo especially on Saturdays and Thursdays?
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The 100th Anniversary of Fatima on Oct. 13 highlights must-know-and-do messages behind the Miracle.
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Daily inspiration from the beloved bishop-communicator.
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One of the greatest Marian popes of all time speaking of calamities and family unraveling showed in a simple, powerful way the only answer for our cataclysmic time.
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For the 25th year a Coalition of Catholic organizations asks us to join together for 9 days into a Biblical way to help heal the country and the world
Joseph Pronechen

Joseph Pronechen is staff writer with the National Catholic Register since 2005. His articles have appeared in a number of national publications including Columbia magazine, Soul, Faith and Family, Catholic Digest, and Marian Helper. His religion features have also appeared in Fairfield County Catholic and in major newspapers. He is the author of Fruits of Fatima — Century of Signs and Wonders. He holds an MS degree 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 on the East Coast.