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Why Are Pilgrimages Important?

September 13, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Pilgrimage

Author's Note: A few years ago, a reader wrote us and asked about why shrines and pilgrimages are important. Because I will be leading a pilgrimage in March 2016 together with Teresa Tomeo, I thought this was a timely topic to share again for those of you who may not have read it and who may wonder the same.  – Dan Our friends over at the Miraculous Medal Shrine in Philadelphia have provided... Read More


May 9, 2015 by  
Filed under Dr. Peter Howard, Mary, Prayer, Rosary

 1917 1917 What do Russia, the rise of Communism, the fall of Communism, Islam and Catholicism share in common? Fatima, 1917. We will unpack these connections over the next few blog posts as we reflect on the revolutionary message of Fatima. When we look at the complex web of world events today, it can be too easy to get caught up in daily news reports that tirelessly remind us we are living in one... Read More

Shrines & pilgrimages: Really important to faith?

February 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Pilgrimage, Shrine

Our friends over at the Miraculous Medal Shrine in Philadelphia have provided this answer for us: Dear CSD, I am a recent convert and I don't understand the whole “shrine” thing. What makes a shrine a shrine? Why do Catholics go to these places? Why should I care? Oh, one more thing, the “pilgrimage” thing I guess is also tied to shrines. What about that? Well, lets begin with... Read More