Amidst Church Scandals, What Do We Do Now?

A Marian Helper named Sheila recently wrote to a Marian asking: Dear Father, I am not asking this question to bring up a hot-button issue, but Cardinal McCarrick has left somewhat of a pall over the priesthood and seminary formation. I know the 21st century was to be a battle, but this is a direct attack on priests and bishops. If the devil can somehow attack our priests and lessen faith in the hierarchy, then the Church becomes weak. How can we join together in prayer for this nightmare to be resolved? This is the time of mercy. How do we best proceed?

A Miraculous Recovery?

During one of the most tragic periods of her life, Milwaukeean Diane Behne believes she became the intercessor for a Divine Mercy miracle.

About four years ago, Diane was visiting her husband, Angast, in a nursing home where he was suffering from Alzheimer's disease. She visited him every day.

Angast's roommate, Stanley, also suffered from Alzheimer's and wouldn't speak at all.

"But other than that, he seemed OK," Diane said.

Remember the Holy Souls in November

November is traditionally the month of prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. In honor of this tradition, we would like to share with you an excerpt from Purgatory: A Guide (Marian Press).

Saint Stanislaus Papczynski (1631-1701), the Founder of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, had a deep devotion for the Holy Souls in Purgatory that has since become integrated into the lives of each and every Marian priest and brother.

Ask a Marian

Jim emailed: Dear Father, I cannot answer a challenge I encountered regarding the original (or "Vilnius") Divine Mercy Image. In just about every other image of our Lord that depicts His glorified body, His holy wounds are present and visible. Perhaps I am not looking closely enough, but I cannot see the wounds on any of the Vilnius images that I have found (except, perhaps, in old photographs of the image before it was restored). Do you know how one is to account for this (at least apparent) lack of Christ's wounds?


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