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The Blessed Ulma Family: Ever Together, Here and Hereafter

The Ulma Family

by Theresa Cavicchio, OFS

March 24, 2024, marked the 80th anniversary of a tragic World War II event brought to the forefront of global attention only fairly recently: the execution of seventeen human beings, ranging in age from adult to barely born.

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Beatification of Flight Attendant Takes Another Step Forward

Helena Kmiec (1991-2017) (Photos courtesy of the Helena Kmiec Foundation)

The beatification cause for Helena Kmiec, a former flight attendant from Poland who was stabbed to death at the age of 25, was sworn in on May 10 at a ceremony in the Bishop’s Palace in Krakow, Poland.

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Blessed Sacrament Miraculously Survives Deadly Tornado

An EF-4 tornado that ripped through Barnsdall, Oklahoma on May 6 with winds up to 175 mph tore through the parish of St. Mary’s in Barnsdall, leveling the parish center but leaving the tabernacle and the Blessed Sacrament untouched – and the sanctuary lamp still burning!

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Easter Surprise: France & Belgium See Sharp Increase in Adult Baptisms

Interior of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (Photo courtesy of Wikicommons Images, Cezary Piwowarski, CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED)

In spite of the dismal state of Christianity throughout Europe, new numbers out of France and Belgium are showing an unexpected sharp rise in the number of adolescent and adult baptisms during this Easter season.

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral Profaned by Trans Activists

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After deliberately hiding their true intentions, transgender advocates were able to secure St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York for a funeral service for a well-known trans activist. The event was so blasphemous, the Archdiocese conducted a Mass of Reparation.

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US Bishops Warn of Danger Ahead for American Catholics!

From attacks on churches and pregnancy centers to the threat of extreme laws aimed at forcing Christians to perform abortions and gender transition procedures on minors, the U.S. bishops have compiled a comprehensive report on the present state of religious liberty in the United States, the five greatest threats to our freedoms, and why the very lives of religious Americans may be at stake in 2024.

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Peruvian “Visionary” Encourages Desecration of Eucharist

During a popular video podcast in Peru, self-proclaimed visionary Erica Serrano told listeners in this predominantly Catholic country to use a consecrated host in a purification ritual and to ward off “toxic people.”

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Pope Condemns Surrogacy as a Violation of Woman and Child

During his annual address to the world’s ambassadors to the Vatican yesterday, Pope Francis called for an international ban on the “deplorable” practice of surrogacy, saying that it “represents a grave violation of the dignity of the woman and the child.”

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These Catholics Died for the Faith in 2023

Catholics are still dying for the Faith. In 2023, 20 men and women from nearly every continent laid down their lives for Christ, including a mother and daughter who were killed in Gaza as they walked into a Catholic church, two young students who were killed when a bomb was detonated at a Mass in the Philippines, and a Nigerian priest who was burned alive in his rectory.

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