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A World War Being Waged Not With Weapons but IdeasFather Roger J. Landry

One of Pope Francis' most persistent prophetic protests -- perhaps the one most consistently ignored by secular media outlets -- has been against what he has vividly and aptly called "ideological colonization." ...

Unleashing the Gospel anew Father Roger Landry

For four decades, the popes have been calling the Church to a "new evangelization" or "re-evangelization," something that involves a mission not only to those who are not Catholic but to those who are ...

The Exclamation Point of the Fatima ApparitionsFather Roger J. Landry

In the first article of this mini-series in celebration of the centenary of the apparitions in Fatima, we looked at how the Church, in approving private revelations as worthy of belief, does not oblige ...

Fatima's Great and Hidden Servant Who Stayed a 'Little Longer' Father Roger Landry

The history of Fatima is a continuous illustration of God's words to us through the Prophet Isaiah: "My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways" (Is 55:8). The divergence between divine ...

A Maternal Ambassador's Peace Plan Unveiled at the United NationsFather Roger J. Landry

On May 12, at the very time Pope Francis was arriving in Portugal to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the Fatima apparitions and the canonization of Saints Francisco and Jacinta Marto, something ...

Three Popes' Preparation for Pope Francis' Visit to Fatima Father Roger J. Landry

Next week Pope Francis will travel Fatima to celebrate the centenary of Mary's apparitions to the three shepherd children in the Cova da Iria. There's every reason to think that Pope Francis will be at ...

Models in Responding to the Message of FatimaFather Roger J. Landry

There is so much about the occurrences in Fatima a century ago that should provoke wonder. If the Mother of God was going to be permitted to appear on earth to echo her Son's call to conversion, prayer, ...

Fatima and the Antidote for Hell Father Roger Landry

As authentic Marian apparitions go, many of the aspects of our Lady's appearances to the three shepherd children in Fatima a century ago seem commonplace: Mary asks the seers to pray and do penance for ...