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Blessed John Paul II and his Message of Mercy Continue to Light the World Watch

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Through his love for Jesus and through his love for Mary whose "fiat" brought Mercy into the world, he will be forever remembered as a ... continue reading

Blessed John Paul II in Mother Mary's Arms -- Totus Tuus Watch

Image of Blessed Pope John Paul entrusted himself to the arms of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the words of his motto

Blessed Pope John Paul II lost his own mother before he was nine. However, his example of trust in the Blessed Mother Mary reminds us that ... continue reading

St. Catherine of Siena: Doctor of the Church Watch

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While praying at Peter's tomb, she experienced the great weight of the Church fall on her shoulders, and she offered herself and her ... continue reading

Blessed John Paul II: All Eyes Look to Rome for the Beatification of Pope John Paul II Watch

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Like all great Saints, John Paul was so configured to the Lord Jesus Christ that his life revealed Him to others. He had "put on Christ", ... continue reading

Vatican Anticipates Full Weekend of Events Related to Beatification Watch

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A special meeting was held on Friday with journalists today at the Holy See Press Office to outline the activites that would be taking ... continue reading

A Mother's Hand Guided the Bullets: John Paul II, Forgiving a Would-Be-Assassin Watch

Image of One of the bullets that struck John Paul II remains in the crown of the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima, Portugal.

Death had appeared all but certain to bystanders when three bullets fired by Turkish gunman Mehmet Ali Agca tore through the pope's flesh ... continue reading

John Paul II's Favorite Food: A Papal Indulgence Watch

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On a visit to his hometown of Wadowice in 1999, the pope mentioned that as a boy he and his friends would put their money together to buy a ... continue reading

John Paul II on the Noisiness of Modern Life Watch

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John Paul II looked on the noisiness of our era as an invitation to carve out moments of quiet. He set aside a chunk of his schedule ... continue reading

Fr Dwight Longenecker on Saints, Celebrities and Superheroes

Image of In getting to know the saints it seems to me that they are the perfect antidote to the celebrity culture (or should I say cult) that so many in our world fall prey to.

Each saint is a unique and marvelous image of Christ fulfilled. Therese Martin or Gemma Galgani or Maria Gorretti or Agnes or Lucy or ... continue reading

Father Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin Watch

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On June 6, 2005, Rev. Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin was declared a "Servant of God" by the Catholic Church. His cause is promoted by the ... continue reading

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