SEATTLE – On the first Saturday of each month, voices of parishioners weave together as they pray the rosary and attend Mass and Holy Hour at Our Lady of Fatima Church.
Pope Francis traveled to Fatima last month for the centenary of Mary’s apparitions to the three shepherd children, Lucia dos Santos and Jacinta and Francisco Marto. One of the things we’ve learned in the 100 years since the Fatima apparitions is that Mary’s message encapsulates the essential elements of Christian life: prayer, sacrifice, redemptive suffering and holiness of life.
ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM PORTUGAL - While the investigations into the very first alleged apparitions at Medjugorje in must continue, Pope Francis said he has doubts about claims that Mary continues to appear in the village of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
VATICAN CITY - When then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger met the press in 2000 for the formal release of the so-called Third Secret of Fatima, he said he knew many people would be disappointed.