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Pope Entrusts South America to Mary
Last edited 19th July 2015

Pope Francis entrusted his recent tri-nation voyage to South America to Our Lady of Guadalupe – praising the deeply-rooted Christianity in these countries, but also noting the social and economic challenges.

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For Pakistani Catholics, Mary is Protector and Bridge for Dialogue
Last edited 16th June 2015

Thousands of faithful gathered to crown Mary at a parish of the Lahore archdiocese last month, bringing prayers for peace, forgiveness and restored cultural harmony in a region where some churches have suffered violent attacks.

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Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Last edited 12th June 2015

13 June is the celebration of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Join us in saying this prayer of Consecration for this very special feast day:

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Bishop Peter Comensoli speaks about Our Lady of Guadalupe
Last edited 29th May 2015

In this video, Bishop Peter Comensoli from the Diocese of Broken Bay reflects on Our Lady of Guadalupe, under whose loving protection he has placed his ministry. This clip was taken from the Q&A session at "Theology on Tap", a youth event in Sydney, Australia.

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Our Mother of Perpetual Help, A Reflection
Last edited 25th May 2015

In this video, Fr Denis McBride reflects on the icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Fr Denis is a Redemptorist priest and current Director of Redemptorist Publications.

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Pope Francis Encourages Christians Worldwide to Pray for Catholics in China
Last edited 25th May 2015

Catholics in China have a very uncertain future. Despite the country's cordial exchanges with the Vatican, Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that religions in the country should be "Chinese” and cannot have foreign influence. So, for example, the Pope cannot appoint bishops or influence Chinese Catholics.

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Why We Honour Mary in May
Last edited 20th May 2015

Since the 16th century Catholics have dedicated each month to a particular devotion. The month of May is dedicated to Mary, Mother of God. Why was May chosen for this devotion? Because May is the peak of spring in the Northern hemisphere, and just as the world around us seems filled with new life, it is only right that we the Mother of new life – Jesus, the "Resurrection and the Life".

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At Lourdes Shrine, 'Wounded Warriors' can Pray for Peace and Healing
Last edited 17th May 2015

Military service members’ annual pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of Lourdes can be a time of healing and peace, especially during the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the head of the U.S. Archdiocese for Military Services has said.

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Do Catholics Pray to Mary?
Last edited 15th May 2015

Do Catholics “pray to Mary”. No. Because we are “surrounded by a vast cloud of witnesses” it is best to say we pray “with” the saints. They are our prayer partners, and as the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Queen of that army of prayer warriors she is the primary saint with whom we pray.

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First Apparition - Our Lady of Fatima
Last edited 13th May 2015

May 13 1917 was a beautiful Sunday in Portugal’s rugged Serra de Aire uplands. Sunshine bathed the olive groves. The fresh green of Springtime in the meadows and olive groves contrasted with the vivid red of poppy flowers. The happy voices of three children playing as they watched over their families’ flocks rang out in the clear air.

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