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More than a 'Plain' Ordination

In the rolling plains of a farm town in Iowa, Deacon Joseph Lappe, MIC, was ordained to the sacred priesthood in the same parish where he was baptized.

The Most Reverend R. Walker Nickless, Bishop of Sioux City, Iowa, presided at the Holy Mass of Ordination on the morning of Saturday, July 28, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Willey, Iowa - where the newly ordained Fr. Joseph grew up.

In his homily before a packed church, Bishop Walker emphasized the rarity of presiding at an Ordination in a priest's home parish.

They Served to the End

Feast day of Blessed George and Anthony - June 12

Eyewitnesses tell of how they could hear the crunch of the snow under the soldiers' feet as a bonfire in the yard outside flickered, casting eerie shadows through the church windows. They could see the orange glow of the midnight fire illuminating the newly consecrated Host being elevated in the hands of Fr. George Kaszyra.

The soldiers' angry words being shouted in German contrasted harshly with the peaceful words of the Eucharistic Prayer inside the parish church in Rosica, Belarus.

Physician Explains the Canonization Miracle

On Divine Mercy Sunday 2017, the Very Rev. Fr. Kaz Chwalek, MIC, the provincial superior of the Marian Fathers in North America and Argentina, conducted a live interview with Dr. Waldemar Szypulski, the attending physician of Barbara Rudzik, the woman who received the miraculous healing that led to the canonization of the Founder of the Marian Fathers, St. Stanislaus Papczynski.

Here's is the full interview:

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