Local Serrans return from Serra International Conference in Rome

Have you ever wondered what you could do to show your appreciation to our priests, deacons and religious sisters and brothers who have dedicated their lives to serving the Catholic Church? Then you should consider checking in with one of our three local Serra Clubs.

The Fatima Prayer

When Our Lady of Fatima appeared to Lúcia, Francisco and Jacinta for the third time, July 13, 1917, she did two things of great importance: first, she showed them a terrifying vision of hell to reveal the horrific suffering that sin causes; and second, she gave them what has come to be known as the Fatima Prayer, which she told them to say at the end of each decade of the Rosary.

La oración de Fátima

Cuando Nuestra Señora de Fátima se apareció a Lucía, Francisco y Jacinta por tercera vez, en el 13 de julio de 1917, hizo dos cosas de gran importancia: en primer lugar, ella les mostró una visión aterradora del infierno para revelar el sufrimiento terrible que el pecado causa; y en segundo lugar, les dio lo que ha llegado a ser conocido como la Oración de Fátima, que les dijo para decir al final de cada década del Rosario.

Unexpected apology points to virtue rarely seen in public

Standing there before the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, we waited to pass through a small, very low entryway known as “the Humble Door.”

The freedom to care — Another take on the Fourth of July

I hope you all had an amazing, safe and fun Independence Day. How many of you did something on that day to help someone who needed it?

How the ‘Joy of the Gospel’ hit close to home

In early July, I represented the Diocese of Phoenix and Catholic Charities Community Services at the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America” in Orlando, Florida. A gathering of leaders like this is rare: the last time such a convocation occurred was 100 years ago during World War I!

Defending Marriage and the Family

Throughout the history of salvation, God chooses to use what seems too small and insignificant to accomplish his purposes. Small realities, ordinary people: like the poor young children of Fatima, like the family.

Defensa del matrimonio y la familia

A lo largo de la historia de la salvación, Dios decide usar lo que parece demasiado pequeño e insignificante para llevar a cabo sus propósitos. Pequeñas realidades, personas comunes y ordinarias, así como los niños pobres de Fátima, como la familia.

El Rosario — Arma de María para la Paz

En medio de un número creciente de víctimas y el terrible sufrimiento causado por la Primera Guerra Mundial, y como los líderes del mundo no mostraron ningún interés en trabajar por la paz, Dios envió a la Santísima Virgen María a los niños en el centro de Portugal con un plan que podrían convertir corazones y así detener el derramamiento de sangre.

The Rosary — Mary’s Weapon for Peace

God sent the Blessed Virgin Mary to little children in central Portugal with a plan that could convert hearts and thereby stop the bloodshed.