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by Mary Farrow Denver Newsroom, Dec 9, 2021 / 15:00 pm For the past 16 years, Elf on the Shelf has become a tradition, both hated and loved, for families in the days leading up to Christmas. Based on a book and accompanying doll, the elf is a scout for

“The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin.” In 1854, Pope Pius IX’s solemn

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Nov 11, 2020 / 08:30 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis blessed a statue of the Immaculate Virgin Mary of the Miraculous Medal at the end of his Wednesday general audience. The statue will soon begin to travel around Italy as part of an evangelization initiative

In this feast, particularly cherished by the Popes of modern times, we celebrate Mary as the Queen of Heaven and Earth. Pope Pius XII in the Papal Encyclical Ad Coeli Reginam proposed the traditional doctrine on the Queenship of Mary and established this feast for the Universal Church. Pope Pius

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Jun 20, 2020 / 05:04 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis has approved the inclusion of three additional invocations in the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also called the Litany of Loreto. In a June 20 letter to the presidents of bishops’ conferences, Cardinal Robert

Pope Francis holds a rosary during a general audience Aug. 7, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.
by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Apr 25, 2020 / 07:15 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis sent a letter Saturday encouraging Catholics to pray the rosary throughout May. He also shared two new prayers to implore the help of the Virgin Mary during the coronavirus pandemic. “Contemplating the face of Christ

by Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, Apr 20, 2020 / 10:53 am MT (CNA).- After receiving more than 300 letters during the coronavirus pandemic, the Italian bishops will entrust the nation to Mary’s protection on Friday, May 1, at a shrine in northern Italy. In a video message April 20, the

How old was the Virgin Mary when she gave birth to Jesus? What were her last words in the Bible? How do you pray the Hail Mary in Swahili? The answer to those questions and more can be found on a newly redesigned website from the University of Dayton with

By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph  We’re all called to be saints and who better to emulate than the Blessed Mother. Members of St. Peter in Chains in Hamilton and St. Columbkille in Wilmington recently participated in a 33-day long Marian retreat geared toward spiritual renewal and drawing closer