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May 12, 2017 - 05:02 am .- On “the day the sun danced,” thousands of people bore witness to a miracle that not only proved the validity of the Fatima Marian apparitions, but is also said to have shattered the prevalent belief at the time that God was no longer relevant.
May 12, 2017 - 03:05 am .- The third secret of Fatima deals with past events, but at the same time its call to conversion is always current, always up to date, said Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State emeritus.  
May 12, 2017 - 12:08 am .- While a lot has changed since Mary’s appearances at Fatima 100 years ago, we can’t stop heeding Our Lady’s request to pray and offer sacrifices for the world, an expert on Marian theology has said.
May 11, 2017 - 05:09 pm .- While Fatima is famous for the mystifying candlelight procession and vigil that take place annually the night between May 12 and 13, there is an essential element that can easily be overlooked, but which bears special significance: silence.
May 11, 2017 - 05:02 am .- The niece of Fatima visionary Sr. Lucia dos Santos said her aunt was a normal person like everyone else, but shared some personal advice that her saintly relative used to give: to pray at least something every day.  
May 10, 2017 - 04:44 pm .- Newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron, according to one of his biographers, embodies a new phenomenon in France known as “zombie Catholicism.”
May 10, 2017 - 12:01 am .- Fatima visionary Lucia dos Santos was saintly woman – not because she saw visions of Mary, but because of her raw humanity, simplicity, and even her sense of humor, says the cardinal who opened her cause for canonization.
May 9, 2017 - 03:04 pm .- Neither the narrow narrative against religion nor the real failings of the Church should define the role of Catholics in public life, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh has said.
May 9, 2017 - 02:19 pm .- After Emmanuel Macron won the presidential elections in France, the head of the country's bishops urged the new leader to help alleviate local woes such as unemployment and political division.
May 9, 2017 - 03:01 am .- This is part two of a two-part series. Part one covered the historical context, contents of the apparitions, and Miracle of the Sun.   The secrets of Fatima
May 8, 2017 - 03:00 pm .- Police are investigating a case of vandalism with satanic messages at a Spanish monastery, which took place on a reliquary containing a veil believed to have touched the face of Christ.
May 8, 2017 - 03:01 am .- It’s the most popular and well-known Marian apparition in the recent history of the Church.
May 6, 2017 - 04:02 pm .- The Vatican's point-man on family and life issues says rather than just complaining about problems we see in society, we need to focus on the Church's rich, beautiful take on marriage and the family.
May 6, 2017 - 06:08 am .- Over the past 10 years the Fatima shrine has seen an uptick in the number of pilgrims who visit from all over the world, particularly from Asia.
May 3, 2017 - 03:10 am .- After a whirlwind trip to Egypt last week, Pope Francis in just 10 days will head to Portugal for the centenary celebration of the Marian apparitions of Fatima, where anticipation is building for the visit of the “bishop in white.”
May 2, 2017 - 02:59 am .- Following a decision by the board of several Belgian Catholic psychiatric hospitals to start performing euthanasia, the religious brothers who operate the hospitals said the policy change is unacceptable and cannot be implemented.  
Apr 27, 2017 - 09:01 pm .- A leading scholar in the Arab world has applauded the goodwill of both the Vatican and the prestigious Islamic al-Azhar university Pope Francis will visit for aiming to increase Catholic-Muslim dialogue.
Apr 27, 2017 - 03:01 am .- A new Swedish study has shown that women who are taking the contraceptive pill might be putting themselves at risk for decreasing their overall health and well-being.
Apr 26, 2017 - 05:04 pm .- Father John Sullivan was a prominent Irish Catholic convert who was known for his healing prayers, his consolation for the troubled, and his devotion to God.

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