Our Lady of Czestochowa Enters Southern California

Long Beach’s Church of the Holy Innocents was our first stop in Southern California. On August 9, we brought the Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, a magnificent replica of the original housed in the Monastery of Jasna Góra in Poland, to Family Planning Associates Medical Group and Planned Parenthood for a prayer vigil . . . Read more

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

Black Madonna Visits “Polish Capital” of US During Pro-Life Pilgrimage

By Father Peter West and Chris Morales Chicago and its surrounding cities are well known for their diverse collection of various ethnicities, and none among these is more prominent than the Polish. Home to the second-largest Polish population in the United States (after the New York Metro area), Chicagoland boasts countless Polish restaurants, cultural centers . . . Read more

The Black Madonna at Carhart’s Infamous Abortuary

We left St. Bernard’s Church for a two-hour prayer vigil in front of the infamous LeRoy Carhart’s abortuary in Bellevue. This was the main reason why we were invited to Omaha — to pray for the closing of this abortion mill and for the conversion of LeRoy Carhart and his staff.

Police Called in MI at Pro-Life Vigil with the Black Madonna

After Fr. Peter West’s interview with Michael Voris on ChurchMilitant.TV, the From Ocean to Ocean Pilgrimage continued through Michigan to Immaculate Conception parish in Lapeer before stopping at two abortion facilities for prayer vigils, and then on to a parish dedicated to Our Lady of Czestochowa. It was an eventful couple of days for Fr. . . . Read more

Black Madonna Visits Imprisoned Pro-Life Hero Mary Wagner

Throughout my journey with the pilgrim icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa across North America in defense of life, I’ve been to many wonderful places surrounded by amazing people. One place I wasn’t planning to end up when we started this historic trip was in prison. On Monday of this week, on the eve of . . . 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