The Immaculate Conception: Mary’s Exemption From Original Sin

Although the Catholic Church has been celebrating the feast of the Immaculate Conception on Dec. 8 as a dogma for almost 170 years, and its tradition goes back much further in Church history, it turns out there is still confusion over what the solemnity is about.

Bishop Caggiano Blesses New Fatima Shrine in DC

About 1,500 pilgrims from Bridgeport boarded buses for the one-day trip to Washington; the other 500 came on their own. Pilgrims talked about the experience in tweets and in Facebook postings. “We’ve made it to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception! Positively joyful atmosphere here!” one person said in a Facebook post.

Workshops Scheduled to Assist ARISE Leaders

Starting in September, parishioners throughout Brooklyn and Queens will experience a comprehensive process of evangelization and spiritual renewal through RENEW International’s ARISE Together in Christ/LEVÁNTATE Unámonos en Cristo/LEVE KANPE ak Jezi Kri.