Is the Blessed Mother Relevant? (Mgr John Armitage Answers)

 

This is part of an interview with Mgr John Armitage, the Rector of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Walsingham, UK. He was incredibly kind to sit down with our Catholic Initiative Team and discuss the importance of Our Lady in the world today and explain the significance of pilgrimage. We will be releasing additional parts of this interview as the weeks progress ending with a full length documentary on Our Lady of Walsingham this fall. We hope you enjoy!

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St Wulfstan: England’s Civil Rights Hero

In the United States today there is great interest in the issues surrounding justice, as well there should be: our nation has a tragic history with regards to human rights. It took 200 years, one of our greatest presidents and the bloodiest war in American history to finally bring the institution of slavery to an end, and another century to rid ourselves of the racial bigotry developed by the institution of slavery.

In 11th century England there was a similar institution of slavery but it was brought down in a very different way: by one courageous man with a heart for God. St. Wulfstan is one of those remarkable characters in history who should be remembered not only for his deep holiness but for the dramatic effect he had on the world around him. No saint in the history of the Church was and is more dedicated to human rights than St. Wulfstan, and while his fight took place almost a thousand years ago there is no doubt he plays an intercessory role whenever and wherever man’s rights are threatened. Continue reading “St Wulfstan: England’s Civil Rights Hero”

Introduction to Catholic England (Mary’s Dowry)

 

Since the 11th century England has been referred to as Mary’s Dowry. This beautiful title had been forefront in the hearts of Englishmen up until the Reformation. Today the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham is diligently trying to restore that title to this great land. As we begin to explore the history of England we begin here with Our Lady and her appearance in Walsingham!

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William and Mary and the “Glorious” Revolution

 

 

One of the most illustrious colleges in the United State is the College of William and Mary, however, it is named after two of the most anti-Catholic monarchs in English history. With the creation of the “priest hunter” occupation, no other reign was more terrorizing to the Church in the English world. This video gives an abbreviated history of how William and Mary came to power and why they sent the Church deep underground.

 

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