Sunday, October 31, 2021

The Secret Padre Pio Told Only to Pope John Paul II

All Saints Day this year is also the 75th anniversary of the priestly ordination of St. Pope John Paul II (May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005). 

On the eve of this momentous day, I picked up my copy of 100 Ways John Paul II Changed the World by Patrick Novecosky. St. Pope John Paul's 27 years as pope began while I was in college in 1978, so I witnessed that he did indeed change the world. I have a portrait of him in my bedroom and often ask his intercession.

Friday, October 15, 2021

How a Little-known Apparition in Belgium is Renewing Lives

   In 1933, as the stage was being set for World War II, our Blessed Mother appeared in Banneux, Belgium. She came as a messenger of peace and mother of the poor; inviting each person to care for his brothers and sisters, the lowliest, and the suffering. I knew nothing of these apparitions until this past June when I witnessed the effects—a divine chain reaction— sparked by the apparitions that inspired a priest who changed the lives of untold thousands.