Many souls go to hell because nobody makes sacrifices for them! – Our Lady of Fatima August 19, 1917

On Sunday, August 19, 1917, in Fatima, Portugal, Lucia, her brother John, and Francisco, were grazing their sheep. After little Jacinta had joined them, Our Lady appeared above the holm oak. She told them:

“Come again to the Cova da Iria on the thirteenth of next month, my children, and continue to say the Rosary every day. In the last month I will perform a miracle so that all may believe. If they had not imprisoned you in town, the miracle would have been better known. Saint Joseph will come with the Child Jesus to give peace to the world. Our Lord will come to bless the people. Our Lady of the Rosary and Our Lady of Sorrows will also come.”

Lucia asked what they were to do with all the offerings of money that people left at the foot of the oak at the Cova da Iria. “I want you to have two processional stretchers made, for the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. I want you and Jacinta to carry one of them with two other girls. You will both dress in white. And then I want Francisco, with three boys helping him, to carry the other one. The boys, too, will be dressed in white. What is left over will help towards the construction of a chapel that is to be built here.”

Lucia then asked for the cure of some sick people.

“Some I will cure during the year.” Then, looking sadly at them: “Pray, pray very much. Make sacrifices for sinners. Many souls go to hell, because they have no one willing to help them by making sacrifices and praying for them.”

And then she left, rising to the east.

The Marie de Nazareth Team

19 août 1917 à Fatima

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It’s High Time Our Bishops Process Our Lady of America into the Basilica in Washington, DC – Roman Catholic Man


On September 26, 1956, Our Lady appeared to Sister Mary Ephrem and called her children in America to dedicate their lives to her purity. She said:

My child, I entrust you with this message that you must make known to my children in America. I wish it to be the country dedicated to my purity. The wonders I will work will be the wonders of the soul. They must have faith and believe firmly in my love for them. I desire that they be the children of my Pure Heart. I desire, through my children in America, to further the cause of faith and purity among peoples and nations. Let them come with confidence and simplicity, and I, their Mother, will teach them to become pure like to my Heart that their own hearts may be more pleasing to the Heart of my Son.

Sister Mildred said that Our Lady called herself “Our Lady of America” in response to the love and desire that reached out for this special title in the hearts of her children in America. This title is a sign of Our Lady’s pleasure in the devotion of her children of America towards her, and her visit was a response to the longing, conscious or unconscious, in the hearts of her children in America.

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Counseling for Unwanted Same-Sex-Attraction is Effective


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ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 17, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ — A recent study, Effects of Therapy on Religious Men Who Have Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction, confirms the overwhelming effectiveness of people receiving counseling to reduce or eliminate their unwanted same-sex attractions, behaviors, or identity.

In this study, more than two-thirds of those who participated in group or professional help had significant heterosexual shifts in sexual attraction, sexual identity, and behavior, and moderate-to-marked decreases in suicidality, depression, substance abuse, and increases in social functioning and self-esteem. The study’s effectiveness rates for counseling people with unwanted same-sex attraction were comparable to the effectiveness rates of psychotherapy in general for any unwanted issue. Prevalence of help or hindrance, and effect size, were comparable with those for conventional psychotherapy for unrelated mental health issues. Meta-level study on a wide range of therapies has shown that the average person who received counseling for whatever problem was better off than 70 to 75 percent of the persons who did not receive counseling (Lambert 2011).

This current research also strongly refutes claims the American Psychological Association and other organizations have made aimed at discouraging counsel to change unwanted same-sex attractions, behavior, and identity.

Liberty Counsel has filed several lawsuits challenging laws banning counsel that might change or reduce unwanted same-sex attractions, behavior, or identity. One filed suit is against the City of Tampa for its adoption of an ordinance that prohibits licensed counselors from providing and clients from receiving counsel to reduce or eliminate unwanted same-sex attractions, behaviors, or identity. The ordinance imposes significant monetary fines on counselors who provide such counseling. Liberty Counsel represents Robert Vazzo, LMFT, David Pickup, LMFT, and their minor clients and their parents.

Liberty Counsel also filed suit in federal court against the City of Boca Raton and Palm Beach County for their adoption of City Ordinance 5407 and County Ordinance 2017-046 which prohibit minors in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County from receiving voluntary counseling from licensed professionals to reduce or eliminate their unwanted same-sex attractions, behaviors, or gender confusion. Liberty Counsel represents Dr. Robert Otto, LMFT, Dr. Julie Hamilton, LMFT, and their minor clients.

“This recent study by Santero, Whitehead and Ballesteros again confirms that people struggling with unwanted same-sex attractions, behaviors or identity benefit significantly from professional counseling,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Every person should have access to the counsel of their choice. No government has the authority to prohibit a form of counseling simply because it does not like the religious or moral beliefs of a particular counselor or client,” said Staver.

Liberty Counsel is an international nonprofit, litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family since 1989, by providing pro bono assistance and representation on these and related topics. 

Wherein Fr. Z offers one of the hardest posts he has ever written

This foreword was written after I wrote the rest, as forewords usually are.  This is one of the hardest posts I’ve ever written.  It was physically uncomfortable to hack this out, and I had to stop several times and walk around before taking up the sword again.  I suppose I will hesitate a few times and pray a bit before I hit that PUBLISH button.

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Cardinal Burke addresses the clergy scandal –

Are you feeling angry and profoundly betrayed with the scandals within the Catholic clergy?

So are millions of Catholics, including His Eminence Cardinal Raymond Burke.

It is time for the Catholic faithful to demand that the moral degradation within the clergy be dealt with honestly and with determination.

It is NOT time for Catholics to lose their Faith nor leave the Church!

To help to dispel confusion and provide sound pastoral guidance, Cardinal Raymond Burke addresses the culture of homosexuality within the clergy.

He also discusses the appropriate measures to be taken, and how we as faithful Catholics should proceed.

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Source: Cardinal Burke addresses the clergy scandal – Catholic Action For Faith and Family

Padre Pio And A Homosexual Bishop


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By Michael H. Brown

An archbishop who mercilessly persecuted Saint Padre Pio, the famed Italian mystic, was the center of a scandal rivaling any in our present day. The prelate, Archbishop Pasquale Gagliardi of Manfredonia, was accused of sexual molestation and had even been arrested by civil authorities, according to Padre Pio: The True Storya landmark book about the mystic and available in our bookstore.

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“Returning to the New Testament roots of the diaconate” – 15 Aug 2018



California Catholic Daily

Dear Reader,

Our line-up for today includes:

The ordination ceremony includes various rituals, one of the more visual is when the ordinand lays prostrate before the altar, a symbol of the ordinand’s unworthiness and his dependence upon God and the prayers of the Christian community. (image: Chris Silva/The Catholic Voice)

“Returning to the New Testament roots of the diaconate”: Oakland Bishop Michael Barber tells new transitional deacons: “I’m asking you to join me in serving the poor tomorrow morning, a few blocks away from here in People’s Park”

Onetime owner of Catholic Online website headed to prison: Michael Galloway was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for tax evasion

Mary Ann Carr-Wilson greets the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa before the Teaching Children’s Chant Camp Workshop in Menlo Park, Calif., held last week. (Photo courtesy of the Benedict XVI Institute.)

“We want to learn how to teach children so they can sing beautifully”: Workshop trains parish music directors, teachers, priests, and religious sisters how to instruct children and teens to sing Gregorian Chant, one of several initiatives of the Benedict XVI Institute founded by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone