Our Lady and Closure of Last Corpus Christi Abortion Office

The beautiful port city of Corpus Christi in Texas will have a special celebration of its feast day this weekend. For the first time in 37 years there will be no facilities committing abortions in the city! At one time in Corpus Christi there were three abortion mills in operation and nine abortionists in this . . . Read more

#O2OPilgrimage: Local News in Texas Covers Black Madonna Pilgrimage

Human Life International VP for Missions Father Peter West traveled through Texas with the pilgrim icon of the Black Madonna February 21-March 1 as part of the From Ocean to Ocean Pilgrimage in Defense of Life. While pro-lifers often don’t get a fair shake in the media, some local Texas news organizations featured the historic . . . Read more

The Black Madonna, St. Thomas More, Martyrdom, and Marriage

On October 16, I brought the pilgrim icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Black Madonna, to my home parish of St. Thomas More in Fairfield, New Jersey. Fr. James Manos, the pastor, was raised in the Greek Orthodox faith before entering the Catholic Church as an adult, so he has a great understanding and . . . Read more

#O2OPilgrimage: Black Madonna at Pulaski Day Parade in NY

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is an iconic New York and national landmark. Its cornerstone was laid on the Solemnity of the Assumption on August 15, 1858. Construction was halted during the Civil War but resumed in 1865 and was completed in 1878. On the date of its dedication on May 25, 1879, it was far outside . . . Read more

#O2OPilgrimage: Our Lady, the Hope of New Jersey

Benjamin Franklin called New Jersey “a barrel tapped at both ends” since it is sandwiched between two large cities: New York in the northeast and Philadelphia in the southwest. It is the most densely populated state in the union with 1,205 inhabitants per square mile, and the third wealthiest state with a median household income . . . Read more

[VIDEO] Pray to End Abortion Around the World!

As Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Black Madonna, travels across North America, she calls all of her children to unite in the defense of life in an effort to build a civilization of life and love, to remember that God can do what we can’t, and to remember our faith. We ask for her intercession . . . Read more

The Black Madonna Outside Gosnell’s House of Horrors

Shortly before leaving Philadelphia in September, I made two special stops with the Black Madonna – one a very pleasant place, and the other a house of horrors. First, I visited the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters also more commonly known as the Pink Sisters. These sisters are devoted to perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. . . . Read more

Bigotry and Hospitality: Catholicism in America

Catholicism in America dates back to 1492, when Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue to the New World on the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria (actually La Santa María de la Inmaculada Concepción or The Holy Mary of the Immaculate Conception). A little more than 70 years after the Catholic explorer disembarked from . . . Read more

Black Madonna Icon Already Having a Life-Saving Impact in America

After an incredible launch of the North American leg of Human Life International’s “From Ocean to Ocean Campaign in Defense of Life” at the site of the first Catholic Mass celebrated in the English colonies — St. Clement’s Island, Maryland — lives are already being saved. The pilgrimage of an icon of Our Lady of . . . Read more

From Ocean to Ocean Pilgrimage

In the summer of 2012, a group of Catholic and Orthodox faithful began a global campaign in support of life and family under the patronage of Our Lady of Czestochowa (the “Black Madonna”). Starting in Vladivostok, Russia, the Ocean to Ocean Campaign in Defense of Life has received the support and blessings of numerous bishops . . . Read more