Apr 5, 2017 - 12:10 pm .- Pope Francis’ envoy to Medjugorje said Wednesday that the site seems to be bearing numerous expressions of faith and vocations. However, he added, the final determination of the apparition’s authenticity remains to be seen.
Apr 4, 2017 - 03:04 am .- Earlier this year, the International Marian Association submitted a request to Pope Francis, asking for the public recognition of the title of Mary as “Co-Redemptrix with Jesus the Redeemer.”
Jan 22, 2017 - 04:00 pm .- For Catholics, it’s fairly par for the course to be questioned by non-Catholics about the Blessed Virgin Mary at some point.
Oct 23, 2016 - 12:57 pm .- Seven young women in Kirkuk credit the Virgin Mary for their safety after spending a harrowing eight hours hidden underneath beds while Islamic State group fighters used their room as a hideout during an assault on the city.
Aug 15, 2016 - 03:59 am .- Pope Francis marked the feast of the Assumption of Mary by praying for the dozens of people massacred over the weekend in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and decrying the “shameful silence” which surround these attacks.
Aug 11, 2016 - 03:07 pm .- Another planned black mass and an additional satanic ritual in Oklahoma City is timed to mock a Marian feast and desecrate an image of the Virgin Mary. In reaction, the local Catholic archbishop and Christians from all backgrounds will join in prayer.
Jul 19, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Our Lady of Czestochowa, also known as the “Black Madonna,” will be one of Pope Francis' primary stops during his visit to Poland at the end of this month for the global World Youth Day gathering.
Jul 8, 2016 - 12:03 am .- A local bishop in Argentina blessed a statue of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, which had been recently painted by inmates at Batán prison.
Jun 9, 2015 - 07:59 am .- Days after declaring that a decision on the Medjugorje Marian apparitions would be coming soon, Pope Francis cautioned against basing one’s faith on solely on predicted visions or anything other than Christ himself.
Sep 22, 2014 - 07:30 am .- In thanksgiving to the Blessed Mother for the success of his short but eventful trip to Albania, Pope Francis paid a visit on Monday morning to the Basilica of Saint Mary Major.
Sep 3, 2014 - 04:42 am .- In his general audience Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Church, turning to the aspect of her maternity, of which the Virgin Mary is a model encouraging us to reach out to our brothers and sisters.
Jul 5, 2014 - 07:20 am .- In his homily during Mass for Saturday’s trip to Molise, Pope Francis explained that the Church is a people that both serves God and lives in the freedom that he gives from oppression.
Jun 1, 2014 - 08:11 am .- Hundreds of clergy, religious, and laity processed through the Vatican gardens in a candlelight vigil on Saturday evening to mark the close of a month traditionally dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
Mar 12, 2014 - 06:02 am .- In private letters of Bl. John Paul II which have been published by his former secretary, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the pontiff reflects on the three theological virtues, emphasizing that Mary is the highest example of each.
Dec 8, 2013 - 11:29 am .- On a day dedicated to celebrating the Mother of God, Pope Francis made a special trip in Rome to pray before a traditional statue of Mary.
Dec 8, 2013 - 09:52 am .- On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis focused his Sunday Angelus message on the importance of Mary as a model for the Christian life.
Oct 13, 2013 - 11:23 am .- Pope Francis on Sunday entrusted the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to her maternal care before the image of Our Lady of Fatima, asking Mary’s help to “revive and grow faith.”
Oct 12, 2013 - 01:29 pm .- Pope Francis led a Marian prayer vigil Saturday, stressing that the Virgin Mary leads Christians to the mercy of God who can untie “all knotted hearts.”
Oct 11, 2013 - 07:25 am .- Anticipating Pope Francis' entrustment of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Oct. 13, a specialist in Marian apparitions reflected on how the Blessed Mother serves to bring people to Jesus.
Sep 22, 2013 - 01:15 pm .- During his Sunday homily in Sardinia, the Pope explained how we should seek Christ through the intercession of our Blessed Mother, whose life was an example of faithful prayer and trust in God.