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Most priests who have a pastoral ministry find themselves in a position to guide a scrupulous conscience at one time or another. And some priests have been better equipped than others to deal with this delicate task. Doing so well … Continue reading

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Pray for Paris

Our Lady of Victories, pray for Paris! Pray for the dead! Pray for us all! The Memorare Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought … Continue reading

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Concluding our 125th at Holy Rosary

This evening we had a special Mass for the parish feast day at Holy Rosary, concluding our 125th Anniversary Year. Those who may not have been following all of this may read this post to learn more about the special indulgence that … Continue reading

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May 8th: Special Prayer to the Blessed Mother

Tomorrow, May 8th, is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii, celebrated with particular solemnity at the great Basilica-Shrine in that town just south of Naples (which sits in the shadow of the active volcano, Mount Vesuvius). … Continue reading

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A Marian Saturday in Paris

I have loads of photos to share from my recent travels, but for the time being I’ll just post a few that I took today, as I visited various Marian images in the city of Paris, France. Mass this morning … Continue reading

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Breaking News from France

I reported yesterday about the overwhelming success of the pro-family demonstrations in Paris and beyond. This evening the French media are reporting that the leftist government announced that they will not pursue any law concerning the redefinition of the family … Continue reading

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Answered Prayers

From the archives, a more recent ex voto in the Basilica of Our Lady of Victories, Paris. Translation below the photograph. “The student had recourse to you. The young doctor thanks you. 2006.”

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Our Lady of the Rosary

On October 7, 1571, Christian forces defeated the Ottoman Turks in a battle at the Port of Lepanto in Western Greece (now called the Gulf of Corinth). Thanks to this great victory, Europe remained a Christian continent. Pope Pius V … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Today is the feast day of a great (and fairly recent) saint, loved by countless people the world over, myself included. You can read about the life of St. Thérèse at this page. Thanks to the special intercession of St. … Continue reading

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Ex Votos

It is not uncommon to see in churches throughout the world – but especially in Europe – votive offerings from the faithful in recognition of answered prayers. These offerings take many forms, but they all fall under the category of … Continue reading

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Paris Diary II

Another very nice day in Paris. Today… with some sun! (But no less humidity.) First I celebrated Mass at Rue du Bac again. It is a truly wonderful place and I hope that everyone who comes to Paris will visit … Continue reading

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