It was raining at the Cova da Iria on October 13, 1917–raining so much, in fact, that the crowds gathered there, their clothing drenched and dripping, slipped in the puddles and along the trails of
"The Madonna in Prayer" by Sassoferato (via Wikimedia Commons) On September 8, we celebrate the nativity of the Virgin Mary, our mother. Unlike many other feasts on the liturgical calendar, Mary's birthday is not
Today Catholics celebrate the Memorial of the Queenship of the Virgin Mary. Is this some idiosyncratic idea, unique to the Catholic Church? No. Pope Pius XII established August 22 as the Memorial of the Queenship
On the evening of August 21, 1879, Mary McLoughlin and Mary Beirne, two women from the small Irish town of Knock, were walking home in a drizzling rain. As they reached the town church, they
When the Holy Father celebrated Mass at the Venustiano Carranza Stadium, in the drug-infested area of Morelia, one image which caught my attention was of a beautiful Madonna robed in blue. She was a serene presence, standing
FEBRUARY 11 - FEAST OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES “I am the Immaculate Conception.” The young girl shook her head—she didn’t understand what she was hearing. The Lady had just told her who she was,
Repeat after me: Catholics do not worship Mary. Catholics do not worship Mary. Catholics do not worship Mary. I mention this because that scurrilous claim has turned up several times recently in my comment boxes.