Aug 15, 2013 - 11:11 am .- During his homily for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis said that this feast helps us reflect on the Christian themes of struggle, resurrection, and hope.
Aug 15, 2013 - 12:06 am .- The promotional tour of a recent film on the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe has helped reawaken devotion to the Patroness of the Americas, while inspiring a deeper conversion among Catholics.
Jul 27, 2013 - 02:07 pm .- Pope Francis told Brazil’s bishops that people will be drawn to the Church only through God’s beauty, recounting how God worked simply through three fishermen and a statue of the Virgin Mary to enrich the Christian faith of the country.
May 31, 2013 - 01:10 pm .- After a Rosary in St. Peter’s Square to mark the end of May, Pope Francis asked people to “listen, decide, and take action” like Mary did.
May 28, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- The San Lorenzo de Almagro soccer team celebrated the feast of Mary Help of Christians on May 24 by unveiling a plaque honoring one of their most famous “fans,” Pope Francis.
May 24, 2013 - 09:00 am .- One of the oldest movements in the Church will be celebrating its 100th anniversary next year, but on Wednesday its members received an early gift when they learned that the chapel where it all started was being given to them.
May 11, 2013 - 06:07 am .- Although motherhood is both misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture, Mary's intercession and example of holiness can help restore the appreciation moms need, a Catholic author says.
May 6, 2013 - 03:52 pm .- A Broadway show that depicted the Virgin Mary as a doubting skeptic who thought Jesus died in vain failed to attract a large audience and closed on Sunday less than two weeks after it opened.
May 4, 2013 - 11:50 am .- After praying the Rosary this evening, Pope Francis reflected on how Mary “gives us health” by helping Christians mature in their faith and not remain “teenagers for life.”
May 3, 2013 - 12:04 am .- At a youth rosary rally recognizing May as the month dedicated to Mary, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles said that by praying the rosary, “we're repeating little words of love for our Mother.”
Mar 14, 2013 - 04:05 am .- Pope Francis made a private visit to Saint Mary Major Basilica this morning and prayed for half an hour at the Altar of the Virgin Mary.
Feb 10, 2013 - 06:09 am .- On Feb. 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, recalling a series of 18 appearances that the Blessed Virgin Mary made to a 14-year-old French peasant girl, Saint Bernadette Soubirous.
Feb 4, 2013 - 12:09 pm .- The largest statue of the Virgin Mary in the world, dedicated to Our Lady of Socavon, was inaugurated at a Feb. 1 ceremony in the city of Oruro, Bolivia.
Dec 11, 2012 - 04:16 am .- Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles is describing Advent as “a season of Mary” and a time for Catholics to “turn to Mary in a new way.”
Oct 21, 2012 - 11:07 am .- Marking the celebration of Missions Sunday, Pope Benedict encouraged the faithful to entrust all missionaries to the guidance of Mary, Queen of all Saints.
Aug 28, 2012 - 03:32 pm .- Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury has encouraged English Catholics to prepare for the Year of Faith by embracing and proclaiming Catholicism in its entirety.
Aug 16, 2012 - 12:05 pm .- Various Spanish political leaders looked to the Virgin Mary on the Feast of the Assumption Aug. 15 to ask for help in bringing the country out of its worsening economic crisis.
Jun 1, 2012 - 11:20 am .- The Virgin Mary’s docility to the will of God should remind everybody that the Lord has a plan for each of us, Pope Benedict XVI said at the conclusion of a Rosary vigil to mark the end of May.