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First Saturday Checklist Cards

By Fr. John Zuhlsdorf: This year we are observing the 100th anniversaries of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal, from May to October 1917.  Central to the messages

Answering Our Lady’s Call: Five First Saturdays at St. Mary of Pine Bluff

By Fr. John Zuhlsdorf: This year we are observing the 100th anniversaries of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal, from May to October 1917.  Central to the messages

How to Pray the Chaplet of the Holy Face of Jesus

CHAPLET OF THE HOLY FACE OF JESUS The Chaplet of the Holy Face of Jesus is a favorite of Cardinal Burke’s, especially in times of intense spiritual warfare, which we

Amazing Fatima Statue Story

This story begins in the early 1970s, when a very holy man, Richard Blaney, with a group of others, began to organize Rosary Marches in downtown, Madison, WI. Recall the liberal

Diocesan Priest is Honest Why Church is in Decline

By Fr. Bill Peckman I spend a lot of time, reading, and prayer on why the Church is decline in this country. The influx of immigrants from Latin America hides

St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe and Fr. Michael Gaitley’s Prayer of Consecration

St. Louis de Montfort Prayer of Consecration Eternal and incarnate Wisdom, most lovable and adorable Jesus! True God and true man, only Son of the Eternal Father, and of Mary,

I Love Being a Priest! The 10 Essential Elements of Priesthood I Discovered

After 29 years of this great gift of priesthood, I believe I have heightened my sense of what the essentials are for priesthood … 1) Without a doubt the most

St. Maximilian Kolbe’s Nine-Day Preparation for Total Consecration

Total Consecration A Nine-day Preparation DAY ONE Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, Nurtures Christ and the Church St. Augustine’s Prayer to the Holy Spirit Breathe in me O Holy

The Lord Descends into Hell

A reading from an ancient homily for Holy Saturday Something strange is happening—there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence

A Vocation Prayer that Brought 30 First Masses in 30 Years

  My good friend, Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (Fr. Z), alerted me to a prayer that was said at the beginning of every homily in his home parish. Fr. Z writes