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A Catholic Mom in Hawaii · 4M ago

ACN News China’s ‘communists are afraid of Our Lady of Fatima’

The retired bishop of Hong Kong, Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, visiting the German Marian shrine at Kevelaer, spoke with international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need on the situation of the Church in China. By Berthold PelsterOver the last...
A Catholic Mom in Hawaii · 4M ago

THE VISITATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY What It Means for Us

The Visitation by Evelyn Pickering De Morgan , 1883by Brother John M. Samaha, S.M.            While the feast of Mary’s Visitation to Elizabeth has been celebrated on other dates, the liturg...
A Catholic Mom in Hawaii · 4M ago

ACN - Catholic aid official calls for ‘urgent, comprehensive’ protection of Egyptian Christians after killings

In the wake of today’s killing of 26 Coptic Christians in Egypt’s Minya Province, the head of an international Catholic charity called on the Egyptian government, the US and other Western na...
A Catholic Mom in Hawaii · 5M ago

ACN News - Consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima, Aid to the Church in Need turns 70

By Eva-Maria KolmannThe May 13, 2017 canonization by Pope Francis of two Portuguese shepherds to whom Our Lady appeared 100 years ago at Fatima has particular resonance for international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).Celebrating it...
A Catholic Mom in Hawaii · 5M ago

BOOK BLOG TOUR for Fatima: The Apparition that Changed the World - Book Review

Happy Feast Day!Today we celebrate the Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima.   This day also marks the 100th year anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima, Portugual.  It is fitting therefore that Catholic author and well-known blogger, Jean Heimann 's wo...
A Catholic Mom in Hawaii · 5M ago

Sister Lucia on Keeping the Lord's Day Holy

"Do you keep the third commandment of the Law of God which requires us to observe Sundays and the Holydays of Obligation?  Do you do so by abstaining from servile work and going to Mass? Remember that God says in Holy Scripture:  Six days shall work ...
A Catholic Mom in Hawaii · 5M ago

FATIMA IN FOCUS

by Brother John M. Samaha, S.M.          May 13, 2017, marked the one hundredth anniversary of Our Lady's first apparition at Fatima.  She appeared  there each month from May to October in 1917 on the thirteenth of each month.Like the apparitions of ...
A Catholic Mom in Hawaii · 5M ago

ROSARY GUIDELINES

by Brother John M. Samaha, S.M.          Any expression of Christian spirituality gives prominent place to Mary, Mother of our Redeemer.   Praying is at the heart of living the Gospel, and that normally includes praying her rosary.  The rosary is a m...
A Catholic Mom in Hawaii · 5M ago

Sister Lucia on Modesty of Clothing - Fatima

"Notice, however, that it is not only for these two reasons -- punishment and penance for our sins - that God clothes us {regarding Adam and Eve's awareness of their nakedness caused by their grievous sin]; it served other purposes too.  Besides bein...
A Catholic Mom in Hawaii · 5M ago

ACN News - Priest was ISIS captive – ‘I am journeying towards freedom’

Syrian monk Father Jacques Mourad spent five months in 2015 as a captive of ISIS. He recen...