Category: Mary

Walking with Mary

One of the great treasures in the practice of the Catholic faith is the special relationship it encourages with the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is a privilege we Catholics share with sister churches such...

Mary the Mother of Hope

Mary, like many mothers throughout the world, is an example of strength and courage in accepting new life and in sharing the suffering of their children, Pope Francis said. Although she had no idea...

Bishop: ‘Mary is not Appearing in Medjugorje’

‘The Virgin Mary has not appeared in Medjugorje,” said Bishop Ratko Peric of Mostar-Duvno, the diocese in Bosnia-Herzegovina, which includes Medjugorje. Two weeks after the Vatican announced that Pope Francis was sending a Polish...

Bishop Barry Wood: My Devotion to Our Lady

As the bicentenary of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate comes to an end, BISHOP BARRY WOOD OMI reflects on the Marian spirituality of his order, and the role of Our Lady in his own...

Don’t Fight over Mary

This Week’s editorial looks at the role of Mary in the Church and how the faithful can sometimes create divisiveness in their devotion unless led by the Church The months of the year Catholics...

Mary’s ‘Yes’ to God

Although she was just a humble young woman from a small town, Mary’s total “yes” to God was “the most important ‘yes’ of history” and overturned Adam and Eve’s prideful “no,” which unleashed sin...