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Bishops at the Second Vatican Council.

Fatima, Vatican II, and the world’s consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Oct 23, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The 60th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council is not the only notable anniversary currently being celebrated... Read more

"Those who live among us without a permanent home, then, provide us a powerful reminder that we are people on pilgrimage, that this is not our true home," said Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone during a homily in a Requiem Mass for the homeless on November 6, 2021.

Archbishop Cordileone tells priests that Nancy Pelosi Communion denial is ‘pastoral, not political’

May 20, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

In a May 20 letter addressed priests of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Cordileone explained that his instruction is nothing... Read more

Pope Francis pictured at the Easter Vigil Mass on April 16, 2022.

Pope Francis: God is weeping for the victims of the Ukraine war

Apr 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope offered a reflection on "Our Lady of Tears." Read more

Crowds looking at the Miracle of the Sun, occurring during the Our Lady of Fatima apparitions.

Why is the First Saturdays devotion called the 'unfulfilled part of the Fatima message'?

Mar 30, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

What is the First Saturdays devotion, and what is its connection to Fatima and the Blessed Virgin Mary's request for... Read more

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury

Open your hearts to God to live out the world's consecration to Mary, Bishop Davies says

Mar 29, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Every Catholic Christian has a role to play in living out Pope Francis’ consecration of the world to the Immaculate... Read more

Pope Francis prays during the penitential service at St. Peter's Basilica, March 25, 2022.

Full text: Pope Francis' homily at the penance service and act of consecration to the Immaculate Heart

Mar 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

On March 25 Pope Francis led a celebration of the sacrament of penance and the act of consecration to the... Read more

The interior of Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Philadelphia during a March 25, 2022 Mass following the consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the immaculate heart of Mary.

From coast to coast, US bishops join in the consecration of Russia and Ukraine

Mar 25, 2022

By Jonah McKeown, Joe Bukuras

Preaching the homily at a Mass in Philadelphia on Friday, the voice of the leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic... Read more

Pope Francis reads the Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in St. Peter’s Basilica, March 25, 2022.

Pope Francis consecrates Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Mar 25, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

In his homily, the pope said that the consecration ‘is no magic formula but a spiritual act.’ Read more

An image of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at St. Peter's Church, Vienna, Austria.

As it happened: Pope Francis’ Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Mar 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

Our reporters were inside St. Peter’s Basilica for the consecration of Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Read more

Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Vatican explains ‘Tierra del Cielo’ (‘Earth of Heaven’) in consecration prayer

Mar 25, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Some Catholics raised concerns about the inclusion of the phrase in Italian and Spanish translations. Read more

Cardinal Piacenza, head of the Apostolic Penitentiary, celebrates Mass Nov. 1, 2020, at Rome’s Shrine of Our Lady of the Third Millennium at Tre Fontane.

Consecration of Russia and Ukraine ‘a radical call’ to personal conversion, says Vatican cardinal

Mar 25, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘The consecration will have its own efficacy,’ Cardinal Piacenza said. Read more

Pope Francis prays at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, May 12, 2017.

Want to join in the consecration of Russia and Ukraine? Here's how

Mar 23, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

This Friday, March 25, Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, entrusting the nations... Read more

Pope Francis at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal on May 12, 2017.

Pope Francis asks all Catholics to take part in consecration of Russia, Ukraine to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Mar 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘I ask you to join in this act by inviting the priests, religious and faithful to assemble in their churches... Read more

A statue depicting the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the parish church of St. Nicholas in Krapina, Croatia.

Is your U.S. diocese participating in Pope Francis' consecration of Russia and Ukraine? Find out here.

Mar 18, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis has asked all the bishops of the world to join him in consecrating Russia and Ukraine to the... Read more

Pope Francis prays at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal on May 12, 2017.

Vatican confirms Pope Francis is inviting world’s bishops to join in Ukraine-Russia consecration

Mar 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope is asking the bishops ‘to join him in praying for peace and in consecrating and entrusting Russia and... Read more

An image of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at St. Peter's Church, Vienna, Austria.

Catholic bishops of England and Wales to join Pope Francis in Ukraine-Russia consecration

Mar 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘I have been touched by the Holy Father’s initiative,’ said Bishop Mark O’Toole. Read more

Our Lady of Fatima.

Which novena to pray for Ukraine? Here are some really good ones

Mar 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

Catholics worldwide are eager to join in this special time of prayer for peace in Ukraine. But many are asking:... Read more

A statue depicting the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the parish church of St. Nicholas in Krapina, Croatia.

Latin American bishops to join Pope Francis’ consecration of Russia and Ukraine to Mary’s Immaculate Heart

Mar 16, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

CELAM said the Marian consecration was a cause of ‘great joy and hope.’ Read more

His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk.

‘We are grateful’: Ukrainian Catholic leader welcomes consecration to Mary’s Immaculate Heart

Mar 16, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Major Archbishop Shevchuk said: ‘This is a spiritual act long awaited by the Ukrainian people.’ Read more

Our Lady of Fatima.

Here are resources on the 1984 consecration of Russia

Mar 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

With the announcement that Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary March 25, interest... Read more