Niece of Fatima visionaries reflects on her remarkable family

FATIMA, PORTUGAL (CNA/EWTN) -- The niece of Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto has voiced excitement for the coming canonization of her relatives, sharing stories of the time of the Fatima apparitions and personal memories of what it was like growing up in a family that had saints among its members.


Costly weddings could be crippling for new marriages

Noting the sharply increasing costs of weddings, marriage advocates have begun to urge couples to be less extravagant in their nuptial celebrations for the good of their relationships.


An empty tomb and a bodily resurrection: why it matters

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholics and other Christians have grown up believing in the Resurrection, but the Apostles themselves were among the first who were skeptical that Jesus arose from the dead.


Roman Missal calls Easter Vigil 'mother of all vigils' for a reason

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Catholic Church pulls out all the stops for the Easter Vigil, the Mass celebrated on Holy Saturday.


Clothed in compassion

Losing a baby is something you never plan. Parents expect to deliver a healthy child and spend the pregnancy months choosing just the right “going home” outfit and preparing the nursery.


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