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Fatima

How to Prepare for Fatima’s 100 Years

As the Church prepares for the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima, Prof Michael Ogunu suggests ways in which the local Church can celebrate the centenary. In 1916 an angel appeared to three...

A statue of Mary is seen partially submerged in flood water in Sorrento, Louisiana. Historic flooding in southern Louisiana killed at least 13 people and damaged an estimated 60,000 homes, said state officials. At least 102,000 people have registered for federal recovery assistance. The flooding has been called the worst US natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy (CNS photo/Jonathan Bachman, Reuters)

Flooding Devastates Parts of Louisiana, US

A statue of Mary is seen partially submerged in flood water in Sorrento, Louisiana. Historic flooding in southern Louisiana killed at least 13 people and damaged an estimated 60,000 homes, said state officials. At...

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Sinning and the Sacraments

Married people who live in sin with a partner who is not their spouse may not receive the sacraments. Yet a priest who breaks his duty of celibacy can not only validly receive but...

The Archangel Gabriel tells Mary about her role in the Incarnation on a relief outside the basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth.

Why God Had to Become Man

God is pure spirit, infinite in all perfections, untouchable, far beyond any means of measure or definition. He exists in himself, and for himself, with no beginning and no end.    Man is his...

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Cistercian Haven: Sénanque Abbey

Sénanque Abbey is a Cistercian abbey near the village of Gordes in Provence, France. It was founded in 1148 by a young community of Cistercians who, with the support of patrons,  built the abbey church,...