Posts Tagged ‘Our Lady’

The pope’s “Hail Mary” pass

Monday, March 21st, 2022

Russia’s brutal military attack on Ukraine continues. And with each passing day Pope Francis appears more and more frustrated that he and his Vatican aides can do nothing to stop it. No doubt, they are even more irritated that their continuous offers to mediate or facilitate discussions between the two countries, which the Cardinal Secretary Read more

Outrage over ‘vulgar’ painting of Virgin Mary

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

A “vulgar and confronting” painting depicting the Virgin Mary holding a male appendage is on public display at a Queensland university, sparking outrage from religious leaders. Sky News host Peter Gleeson described the artwork as “disgusting”, saying “this is not art, it’s a middle finger to the Catholic Church”. “Imagine if this was the prophet Read more

Mary is most feared by the devil

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

A priest and author of a new book on the “Hail Mary” says papal devotion to Mary reflects their belief that she’s most feared by the devil. Read more

Envoy compares Medjugorje message with Lourdes and Fatima

Monday, October 8th, 2018

The Papal envoy to Medjugorje, Archbishop Henryk Hoser, says the Medjugorje message (allegedly delivered by Our Lady) can be “put at the same level as those delivered in Lourdes and Fatima.” “With regard to the international phenomenology, they are very similar,” Hoser says. “These [Lourdes, Fatima and Medjugorje] are certainly the three greatest pilgrimage sites. Read more

Rosary-Coast-to-Coast will surround country in active prayer

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

A Rosary-Coast-to-Coast event will surround the United States in active prayer on 7 October. The RosaryCoastToCoast website opens with a “clarion call to arms”: “We are at war. A war without borders. No one is exempt. The bloodless battle affects us all… No man is exempt. No woman excused. The fight has come full force.” Read more

Judge rules Muslims: learn Qur’an verses about Jesus, Mary

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Three young Lebanese Muslims tried in a Tripoli court on contempt of religion charges for insulting a statue of Our Lady have been found guilty. Judge Jocelyn Matta ordered them to memorise verses from the holy Qur’an’s Surat Al-Omran. This chapter glorifies Our Lady and Jesus. One of the verses featured hails the Virgin Mary Read more

Mosque renamed Mary, Mother of Jesus

Monday, November 20th, 2017

A mosque in the c has been renamed “Mary, Mother of Jesus”. The new name was ordered by Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Abu Dhabi crown prince and deputy supreme commander of the United Arab Emirate armed forces. He ordered the mosque be renamed to “consolidate bonds of humanity between followers of different religions.” Read Read more

Our Lady miraculously saves women from ISIS

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Hiding under their beds from Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists for eight hours, seven young women prayed Our Lady would save them. She did. The women’s ordeal started last week when ISIS fighters entered the church-run sanctuary in Kirkuk where the women were living. Kirkuk is about 60 kilometres to the south of Mosul. Speaking through Read more

Hindu and Catholic children see Jesus, Mary

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Several Hindu and Catholic schoolchildren in India say Christ and Our Lady appeared to them while they were praying. They also say when they saw Our Lady the smell of jasmine became very strong. Father Merton D’Silva, who is the assistant at the St Ambrose parish church next door to the children’s school, said archdiocesan Read more

Statues of Our Lady sent to replace those ISIS destroyed

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Fifteen statues of Our Lady are on their way from Lourdes to the Middle East to replace the ones ISIS destroyed. A French Catholic group Œuvre d’Orient dedicated to helping persecuted Christians, has sent the statues to Iraqi Kurdistan, which has a majority Catholic population. Once they arrive, they will be carried in procession through Read more