Category Archives: Our Lady
Category: Our Lady
Blog for Dallas Area Catholics: …….and the end of the liturgical year. You know me, I have to upload pretty much any material from Fr. Michael Rodriguez that goes public. He just helped me out this weekend with advice on a thorny moral problem afflicting someone dear to me. Please keep him in your prayers, his situation in El Paso remains difficult, to say the … More →
From the city of saints, Lima, Peru. The new president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, was sworn into office this past July. His father was a medical doctor, worked in Poland before moving to Lima. Pedro learned much from his example as he took care of the poor and the lepers. President Kuczynski’s Party of Reform has not many seats in Peru’s parliament, the vast majority being held by … More →
This is surely a miracle. CNA: Seven young women in Kirkuk credit the Virgin Mary for their safety after spending a harrowing eight hours hidden underneath beds while Islamic State group fighters used their room as a hideout during an assault on the city. Read the full report here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Dr. Mario Enzler: On the liturgical calendar October 7th is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. This feast celebrates the naval victory of the Holy League fleet at Lepanto which in 1571 saved Christian Civilization from defeat at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. Pope Pius V knew well the tremendous importance of resisting the aggressive expansion of the Ottomans and the certain consequences of … More →
Mountain Catholic: Here’s four (literally) awesome facts about the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe: 1. It has qualities that are humanly impossible to replicate. Made primarily of cactus fibers, a tilma was typically of very poor quality and had a rough surface, making it difficult enough to wear, much less to paint a lasting image on it. Nevertheless, the image remains, and scientists who have studied … More →
Church Militant, Bradley Eli: Our Lady of Fatima, represented by the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue, will be processing down Chicago’s streets starting at St. John Cantius Church this Saturday, August 27. Read more here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
AsiaNews: Hundreds of thousands of people, both Catholic and non Catholic this month have flocked to the nation’s Marian shrines to celebrate the feasts of St. Anne and the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
I use the word “dormition” (sleep) in the title as Our Lord used it in referring to the death of Lazarus. Our Lady did truly die, desiring to be in all things like Jesus, as the article that follows demonstrates from tradition. Mary was in the tomb for forty hours, just as was her Son. She did not rise from the dead but was assumed, … More →
There are four defined dogmas of the Faith concerning Our Lady’s divine prerogatives. They are: 1) Her Immaculate Conception, 2) Her Perpetual Virginity, 3) Her Divine Maternity, and 4) Her Glorious Assumption. How fitting it is that she whose fiat brought down the Son of God into her womb should also reign as Queen of Heaven with a glorified body. To be crowned, a queen, … More →
AsiaNews: The Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Bechara Rai, yesterday renewed the consecration of Lebanon and all the Middle East to the “Immaculate Heart of Mary” (pictured). The devotional act comes within the framework of the Fatima apparitions (1917), during which the Blessed Virgin had explicitly asked for the consecration of Russia to her “Immaculate Heart”. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
AsiaNews: Thousands of Catholics have come on pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Sheshan, on the feast day of Mary Help of Christians. But according to the Diocese of Shanghai, the lists of pilgrims include at least 20,000 people who made the journey during the month of May. Others are praying throughout China in their own communities. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, … More →
1Peter5: Today, May 21, 2016, the Holy See Press Office has released, in its daily bulletin, a statement attributed to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. The statement categorically denies the affirmation, reported here, from Fr. Ingo Dollinger, which speaks of a private conversation in which then-Cardinal Ratzinger spoke to Dollinger, a personal friend, about there being more to the Third Secret of Fatima than was published by the … More →
1Peter5: Maike Hickson:Today, on the Feast of Pentecost, I called Fr. Ingo Dollinger, a German priest and former professor of theology in Brasil, who is now quite elderly and physically weak. He has been a personal friend of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI for many years. Father Dollinger unexpectedly confirmed over the phone the following facts: Not long after the June 2000 publication of the Third Secret … More →
AsiaNews: The people of Aleppo “are in shock, the schools are closed, children stay at home, shops have lowered their shutters…the streets “have been emptied of cars and people”. Everyone, “avoids having to go out, although this does not mean that homes are safer, because the bombs can strike anywhere”. A ghost town, battered by war and violence, is what 44 year old Franciscan Fr. Alsabagh … More →
This is a good and concise defense of the dogma of Our Lady’s Perpetual Virginity by Tim Staples for Catholic Answers. Perhaps the two most commonly employed texts by those who deny Mary’s perpetual virginity are: Matthew 13:55-56: Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brethren James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And are not all of … More →