Mary’s Assumption into Heaven

Mary’s Assumption into Heaven

In 1950, Pope Pius XII wrote Munificentissimus Deus—an apostolic constitution that defined the dogma of the Assumption of Mary. The Holy Father stated: “By the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and by our own authority, we...
Celebrating Sibling Saints: Jacinta and Francisco Marto

Celebrating Sibling Saints: Jacinta and Francisco Marto

By Susan Ciancio and Catherine Daub “Why doesn’t Our Blessed Lady show hell to sinners? If they could see it, they would never commit any more sins.” – Jacinta Marto On May 13, 1917, three Portuguese children who lived near a town called Fatima were blessed with the...
Rushing to the Aid of the Innocent

Rushing to the Aid of the Innocent

With the hustle and bustle of Christmas, we can easily forget the other feast days that occur during the octave of Christmas—the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. On December 26th, we commemorate the Feast of the Holy Innocents, a special feast for the...