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Mary in the News: Nov. 9, 2017

By Michael Duricy

Read recent items about Mary in both Catholic and secular news. Also see International Marian Research Institute news and updates.

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Mary in the Catholic Press

Mary in the Secular Press

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Roman Turovsky-Savchuk is an American artist-painter, photographer and video artist, as well as a lutenist-composer, born in Ukraine. His musical works were published under various pseudonyms, including Johann Joachim Sautscheck.

Turovsky began composing seriously in the early 1990s, simultaneously embarking on a career as a prolific artist-painter. He participated in many exhibitions. His first one-man show was held in June 2006 in New York, and the second in February 2013. Eight of his paintings are in the permanent collection of the International Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton: Crucifixion (2); Annunciation; Flight to Egypt; Pieta; Way of the Cross; Deposition; and In the House of Martha and Mary. Some of his compositions for Lute are now available from Amazon: De Temporum Fine Postludia; and Dialogues With Time.

Mary in Media: Books, Films, Music, etc.

Video of Historic Marian Event Available Online

A 20-minute documentary video of the 1947 Marian Congress held in Ottawa may be viewed on YouTube free. 


From the Marian Treasure Chest

The text below was sent by Brother John Samaha.

Battle Hymn for the Unborn by Lawrence D. Behr

My eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord

He is bringing peace and justice to the nations of the world

Let the unborn leap for joy as St. John did at Mary's word!

Our Lord is marching on!

               Glory, glory, hallelujah!  Glory, glory, hallelujah!

               Glory, glory, hallelujah!  Our Lord is marching on.

 He is the Sun of Justice, Son Of God and Son of Man.

He is Wonderful and Couns'lor, Prince of Peace, the great I AM.

O how blest are those invited to the Supper of the Lamb!

His victory marches on!

               Glory, glory, etc

He will separate the sheep from goats for all eternity

He will vindicate His righteous words for all on earth to see;

"What you did to the least of My brethren, that you did to Me."

His justice marches on.

               Glory, glory, etc.

And you who've held His banner high through the long and fearsome night

He will welcome you with outstretched arms and seat you on His right:

"You were faithful in a small thing, you will rule now by My might!"

His love is marching on!

               Glory, glory, etc.

He became a helpless baby to be born in Bethlehem

All babies have the right to live and give glory unto Him

We will fight to protect the unborn, and never for'get them!

Our God is marching on!

               Glory, glory, hallelujah!, etc.


Marian Events

Theme: Apparitions, Miracles and the Journey to Sainthood

Location: Emmaus Catholic Parish, Great Hall, 1718 Lohmans Crossing Rd, Lakeway, Texas 78734

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017, 9:00a  Registration opens (coffee & pastries available), 9:30a  Presentation begins, 12:00p Book signing

Throughout the ages, there have been innumerable reports of miracles, including appearances by Jesus, our Blessed Mother, saints, and angels. These apparitions come in many forms and have been witnessed by a wide variety of people: men, women, and children, some have been Christian saints and others, atheists. People from all corners of the globe have claimed they have experienced the occurrences of miracles. Many of the experiences are examined in Michael O'Neill's books and in this year's presentation during TurningPoint. For more details, email


Mary in the Catholic Press

Pope Approves Causes of Saints (Zenit website) November 9, 2017

Pope Francis on November 8, 2017, authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate Decrees regarding several causes for sainthood. The Holy Father made the announcements in audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., Prefect of the Congregation. Prominent among the decrees is that for Pope John Paul I....

– the heroic virtues of Servant of God John Paul I (Albino Luciani), Supreme Pontiff, born on October 17, 1912 in Forno di Canale, now Canale d’Agordo, Italy, and died on September 28, 1978 in the Apostolic Palace, Vatican City; ...

– the heroic virtues of Servant of God Tomás Morales Pérez, professed priest of the Company of Jesus, founder of the Secular Institutes Cruzados e Cruzadas de Santa María; born in Macuto, Venezuela on October 30, 1908, and died on October 1, 1994 in Alcalá de Henares, Spain; ...
– the heroic virtues of Servant of God Teresa Fardella De Blasi, widow and founder of the Institute of the Poor Daughters of the Crowned Virgin; born in New York, United States of America, on May 24, 1867 and died on August 26, 1957 in Trapani, Italy.
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Mary in the Secular Press

The director and editors of All About Mary under the auspices of the International Marian Research Institute do not necessarily endorse or agree with the events and ideas expressed in this feature. Our sole purpose is to report on items about Mary gleaned from a myriad of papers representing the secular press.

Cardinal Burke: Be agents of Mary's Immaculate Heart to combat 'diabolical forces' ( October 17, 2017

Cardinal Raymond Burke has summoned the faithful to become "agents" of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in order to combat the "diabolical forces" that have been "unleashed upon the world" and are "entering into the very life of the Church."

Speaking at the 2017 Fatima Centennial Summit held at Buckfast Abbey, on October 12-13, exactly one century after the Miracle of the Sun, Cardinal Burke said these diabolical forces are working to draw souls away from the faith into a widespread apostasy. Such forces have entered even into the ranks of the priesthood, he said, leading some pastors to offer "poisonous fruits" to "the very souls for whom they have been consecrated to care spiritually."

"How easily today the unthinking member of the faithful can be deceived and beguiled by appearances, attractive gestures and flashy slogans, under which the substance is poison for his soul," the cardinal said....

"We have the assurance of Our Lady that her Immaculate Heart will triumph, that the truth and love of her Divine Son will triumph," the cardinal said. "We are called to be agents of her triumph by our obedience to her maternal counsel."

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