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The Message of Our Lady of Fatima is the Real Solution for our Times

The Message of Our Lady of Fatima is the Real Solution for our Times

By Deacon Bob Ellis – On July 13, 1917, during the third apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, little Lucia said to the beautiful lady from heaven: “I would like to ask you to tell us who you are, and to work a miracle so

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How Can A World Gone Mad Be Saved From Itself?

How Can A World Gone Mad Be Saved From Itself?

Jesus frequently opened with the words “peace be with you” when speaking to individuals and groups. The first words spoken by the Angel of Peace in 1916 to the three shepherd children of Fatima were “be not afraid.” Our Lady of Fatima’s first words to

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What to do about the First Saturday Devotion on Holy Saturday

What to do about the First Saturday Devotion on Holy Saturday

We’ve been asked to go to confession, receive Holy Communion, pray five decades of the rosary, and spend fifteen minutes keeping Our Lady company while meditating on the mysteries of the rosary with the intention of making reparation for sins committed against the Immaculate Heart

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Our Lady of Fatima and the Boy Scouts

Our Lady of Fatima and the Boy Scouts

Three words from the Boy Scout Oath or Promise are of critical importance to the fulfillment of Our Lady’s Fatima requests by sufficient numbers of people soon enough to avoid the ultimate chastisement depicted in the third part of the Secret of Fatima. As we

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Terrorism, Islam & Our Lady of the Rosary

Terrorism, Islam & Our Lady of the Rosary

By Deacon Bob Ellis Fear and apprehension can cripple our ability to see clearly and act rationally. When it is generated by misunderstanding and falsehood, it is particularly tragic because it frequently breeds distrust among those who need to collaborate with one another in order

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The Lights of Christmas Must Shine Throughout the Year

The Lights of Christmas Must Shine Throughout the Year

We may have taken our Christmas lights down, but we must not let them go out. During my pastor’s homily at our Christmas Mass at Midnight he commented on the beautiful decorations loaded to the gills with lights of many colors; some flickering, others radiating

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Happy Thanksgiving! Yes? Not? Maybe? or For How Much Longer?

Happy Thanksgiving!  Yes? Not? Maybe? or For How Much Longer?

We’ve so much to be thankful for that I’m reminded of the final verse in John’s Gospel [21:25] which reads:  “But there are also many other things which Jesus did;  which, if they were written every one, the world itself, I think, would not be

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Fatima – Far More than “Just” Private Revelation

Fatima – Far More than “Just” Private Revelation

Some people disregard Fatima because they either do not understand the significance of private revelation, or they underestimate its value and importance. To begin with, private revelation which has been declared authentic or has been approved by the Church is “from God.”  Dare we consider

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