Our Lady of Knock ~ Silent Messenger of Hope

Our Lady of Knock Chapel of Apparitions, at Knock Shrine in County Mayo, Ireland (wikimedia)

This August marks the 140th anniversary of an event of the highest spiritual significance for the people of Ireland, and in fact, for the faithful of the world.

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Three Ways to Restore Faith in the Real Presence

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Once again, the latest Pew Research study has found continued erosion in belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist among Catholics and it has kicked off another round of hand-wringing among the faithful. We’ve been blaming poor catechesis for decades, and nothing’s changed. Maybe we need to take a look at some new ideas.

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Miracle Approved for Beatification of Ven. Archbishop Fulton Sheen

The miraculous recovery of a stillborn baby, whose parents turned to Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen for help, has been officially approved by Pope Francis, thus paving the way for the beatification of the popular televangelist.

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The Fight for Religious Liberty Continues {VIDEO}

When we originally posted this video back in 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court was set to deliver a landmark ruling on a case involving the Little Sisters of the Poor and other Catholic entities whose religious freedom was being jeopardized by a government mandate.

The battle for religious liberty continues today, with recent rulings in favor of several Christian bakers and the Little Sisters of the Poor petition of the United States Supreme Court for protection under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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First Mass Celebrated in Notre Dame Cathedral Since Fire

Notre Dame des Sept-Douleurs chapel where first Mass since the April 15 fire took place

The restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris achieved a major milestone on Saturday when Archbishop Michel Aupetit celebrated the first Mass in the building exactly two months after a fire nearly destroyed it.

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After Years on Death Row, Pakistani Catholic Woman Arrives Safely in Canada

After a decade-long fight for her life, Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Catholic wife and mother who was falsely accused of blaspheming the Prophet Mohammed and sat on death row in prison for nearly ten years before being acquitted, has now safely relocated to Canada.

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In Wake of Notre Dame Fire, Many Questions Remain

French investigators say it could take up to two months before the cause of the fire that nearly destroyed Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral on April 15 is known, but a former chief architect of the cathedral who insists that the fire was “incomprehensible” has raised plenty of questions.

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