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Our Lenten Journey, March 23: St. Catherine Laboure

Google "Blessed Mother medal," and the suggestions you find will most likely all be the same: the Miraculous Medal. This beautiful representation of Mary...

Our Lenten Journey, March 21: St. Bernadette of Lourdes

Anyone who has seen the classic movie "Song of Bernadette," will remember the dramatic conflict when church authorities did not believe the poor peasant...

Archbishop Fisichella: Church must be prudent judging Medjugorje apparitions

KNOCK, Ireland  -- Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, is a place of prayer, conversion and pilgrimage for millions of people, but the church must be prudent and...

Marian apparition stories in Asia come from deep faith

The apparition stories of the Virgin Mary in Asia stem from a deep devotion to her by persecuted Catholics. These apparitions have occurred in...

Pope Francis allows pilgrimages to Medjugorje; apparitions still not authenticated

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Parishes and dioceses are now allowed to organize official pilgrimages to Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, but it must be clear that the...

A familiar comfort from Our Lady of Guadalupe

Growing up in East Los Angeles, graffiti was always a big issue. Gang members would define their territories by scrawling their names or that...

Polish archbishop says Vatican will recognize Medjugorje visions

Catholic News Service WARSAW, Poland — A Polish archbishop who inspected Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Medjugorje shrine for the pope predicted the Vatican will soon recognize its Marian...

At Fatima, Pope asks Christians to honor Mary of the Gospels,...

Catholic News Service FATIMA, Portugal — Mary’s example of believing and following Jesus is what matters most; she cannot be some image "of our own...

Pope recognizes miracle attributed to Fatima visionaries

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has approved the recognition of a miracle attributed to the intercession of two of the shepherd children...

Pope sends envoy to study pastoral care of faithful in Medjugorje

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Without commenting on the authenticity of alleged Marian apparitions in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Pope Francis has appointed a Polish archbishop...

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