The Heroic Virtues of Jacinta and Francisco

Francisco and Jacinta Marto are the youngest non-martyred children ever to be beatified. They were raised to the honor of the altars not simply because they saw Our Lady but also because they generously heeded her call to prayer, penance, … Continue reading

Fatima: A Message More Urgent Than Ever

Fatima: A Message More Urgent Than Ever By Luiz Sérgio Solimeo Cover illustration: The basilica of Fatima with the International Pilgrim Fatima Virgin statue in the forefront. Copyright © 2008 The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and … Continue reading

Real American Men Put on the Armor of God

Over 1200 men come together at the DCU center in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts on a cool spring day. What were they doing? I will give you a hint. Joe Lombardi, the quarterback coach of the New Orleans Saints and grandson … Continue reading

Why We Need the Spirit of Penance

It is said that today’s world is profoundly against penance and mortification. This is quite true. However, the main reason why we have this aversion is not that we want to avoid the physical pain of penance (which does exist). … Continue reading

Confession, the Sacrament of Divine Mercy

In light of government efforts in Ireland to force priests to break the seal of Confession, the American TFP feels it is opportune to recall the following considerations about this most impressive and holy sacrament. To better understand the great … Continue reading

Roses for Rallies in Fatima

As we made our way to the main square in front of the Basilica of Fatima on October 13, we couldn’t help but reflect upon the gravity and symbolism of our mission: to deliver nearly 6,000 red roses and 2,000 … Continue reading

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