Pope Calls Population Control a False Solution to Hunger

While marking World Food Day at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome yesterday, Pope Francis called population control “a false solution” to the problem of world hunger.

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Forming Christians

October 17

[The Rosary’s] form is that of a prayerful and contemplative presentation, capable of forming Christians according to the heart of Christ.

                                                            -St. Pope John Paul II Read the rest…

#NoBraDay Infuriates Breast Cancer Survivors

During this Breast Cancer Awareness month, an on-line social campaign which encourages women to go braless for a day to raise awareness of breast cancer has instead raised the ire of breast cancer survivors who say it does little more than sexualize the disease.

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Indian Schoolchildren Claim to See Our Lady

A group of both Hindu and Catholic schoolchildren in India say they saw Our Lady standing under the altar in their church, accompanied by the scent of jasmine, the gift of contrition, and the miraculous healing of a girl’s ear problem.

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Shoddy Science Behind Transgender Therapies for Children


Even though transgenderism is in vogue, medical experts say much of today’s fascination with gender change therapy for children is rooted in ideology rather than sound science.

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Prayerful Reflection

October 16

Christian prayer tries above all to meditate on the mysteries of Christ, as in lectio divina or the Rosary. This form of prayerful reflection is of great value, but Christian prayer should go further: to the knowledge of the love of the Lord Jesus, to union with him.

                                   -Catechism of the Catholic Church #2708 Read the rest…

Let’s Continue Our Lady’s Peace Plan for the World!

Sanctuary of Fatima, Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary

Sanctuary of Fatima, Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

We just celebrated the 100th anniversary of the last apparition of Fatima and the famous Miracle of the Sun, but the messages that rocked the world a century ago continue to speak to the hearts and minds of the faithful everywhere.

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Mary Visits Her Children: Our Lady of Fatima


Today, October 13, is the 100th Anniversary of the “Miracle of the Sun,” the final event predicted by Our Lady of Fatima to the three shepherd children.  The miracle was witnessed by over 70,000 people. Here’s the story behind the story.

Nine-year-old Lucia dos Santos looked into the angry face of her mother and wondered if this was what the Beautiful Lady meant when she said Lucia would suffer. Little Lucia had never experienced such fury from her mother, nor had her mother ever called her a liar before. Indeed, her heart was deeply saddened. Yet a warm glow filled her whenever she thought about the Lady from Heaven who had visited her and her younger cousins, Jacinta and Francisco. Read the rest…