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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Nov 29, 2021 / 04:37 am For the second year in a row, Pope Francis has canceled the Roman tradition of a public gathering at the Spanish Steps on Dec. 8 to venerate a statue of the Immaculate Conception due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The

Vatican City, Dec 8, 2020 / 06:20 am MT (CNA).- The Immaculate Conception is “one of the wonders of the story of salvation,” Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Tuesday. Speaking from a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square Dec. 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the pope encouraged

The Immaculate Conception, a solemnity celebrated on December 8, is the patronal feast of the United States. In 1854, Pope Pius IX’s solemn declaration, Ineffabilis Deus (link al documento que está en Marian documents), clarified with finality the long-held belief of the Church that Mary was conceived free from original

By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Dec 8, 2019 / 04:49 am (CNA).- With Our Lady’s Immaculate Conception, God was, even before Mary’s birth, putting into motion his plan of salvation for the world, Pope Francis said Sunday. “Today we consider the beginning of this fulfillment” of God’s promise, he said

The Catholic Shop has been a part of downtown Madeira for 20 years. The store, which is owned and operated by Dan and Jenn Giroux(cq) offers a wide variety of religious articles, including books, music and gifts to the Catholic community. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Most visitors to The Catholic Shop in Madeira come with a defined purpose. There are the fallen away Catholics who want to explore how to return to the Church; the non-Catholics searching for something more in their lives and looking to learn about Catholicism; and those with a serious illness

Mass times before 7:00 p.m. and after 10:00 a.m. in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Friday, December 7th 3:00 p.m. St. Lawrence (Price Hill) 4:00 p.m. St. Aloysius Gonzaga (Bridgetown) St. Ann (Groesbeck) St. Teresa of Avila (Cincinnati) 4:30 p.m. Mary Help of Christians (Fort Recovery) St. Dominic (Delhi) St. Joseph

Did you know that Mary actually did know her child would save the world? In fact, she was saved around forty-seven years before Jesus died. Fr. Mike Schmitz simplifies the complex theology behind the Immaculate Conception in this video.

An exciting opportunity is being made available at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Chains – the placement of a Pieta, which will be here for a preview beginning December 8. Save the date and plan to join them for the 11:30 a.m. Mass and unveiling that day. For more information on ArteDivine,