Fatima Centenary Still Resonates

The Sacred Versus Profane Though the Fatima centenary is just past, the Marian apparitions hold on-going resonance, as they can be understood as signaling the battle between good and evil, between the sacred and the profane. During the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun, in a context where all things sacred today are under . . . Read more

The Message of Fatima, the Family, and the Crisis of Modesty

Exactly 100 years ago, the sun danced. Nowadays you might read people like atheist Richard Dawkins dismissing the miracle in Fatima as a “mass hysteria.” Far more likely, however, you won’t hear about it at all. Or if you do, the media will be sure to give you only half the story. And yet, the . . . Read more

Rosary at the Borders

Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary Honored October 7th, 2017 marked “Rosary at the Borders,” the largest prayer event since World Youth Day in Krakow last year. The date was chosen to honor the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Estimated hundreds of thousands to one million joined together in prayer for peace . . . Read more

Fatima and the ‘Final Battle’ over Marriage

Cardinal Carlo Caffarra – who died just a few weeks ago – revealed in 2008 that shortly after Pope John Paul II charged him with founding the Pontifical Institute for the Studies on Marriage and the Family he had written to Fatima visionary, Sr. Lucia, asking for her prayers. To his surprise, a few days . . . Read more

Consecration is the Answer

These last few days in Rome have been both difficult and edifying. As leaders come together for the Rome Life Forum and today’s March for Life, there is both a certain sense of urgency and a shared sense of faith and trust in Our Lord. There is much to say here – far more than . . . Read more

Why Fatima Matters in the Battle for Life and Family

The message of Fatima is, in its basic nucleus, a call to conversion and repentance, as in the Gospel. This call was uttered at the beginning of the twentieth century, and it was addressed particularly to this present century.  … The call to repentance is a motherly one, and at the same time it is strong and . . . Read more

Worldwide Pilgrimage in the Jubilee Year, Fatima Centenary

On January 11, Pope Francis blessed six statues of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and conferred upon them the title of “International Centennial Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima.” Each of these pilgrim images have since been sent from the Eternal City to a continent, where their pilgrimage will be focused. The Alliance of . . . Read more

Prayer Warriors Called to Fatima’s International Prayer Congress for Life

July 1, 2015 — Johannes Bucher recognizes the providential link between this year’s 7th International Prayer Congress for Life and the Synod of the Family, both held this coming October. “With contemptible assaults increasing against life and family,” said Mr. Bucher, “the need for prayer and dialogue about the Church’s true teachings have never been . . . Read more