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A highlight form WQPH’s recent pilgrimage to Italy. The pilgrims visit a shrine devoted to Saint Gianna Beretta Molla in Mesero, Italy.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the Eighty-eighth.

Abraham Lincoln, Thanksgiving Day Proclamation (excerpt), October 3rd 1863
Holy Family Academy

Meet the founders of Holy Family Academy in Manassas, VA, a private Catholic School dedicated to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church–providing a classical education since 1993! For more info, visit holyfamilyacademy.net or call (703) 368-5679

November 20, 2022

Idolatry and more

November 20, 2022

Judgmentalism

November 20, 2022

Speaking with Teens about Truth

Tony interviews author Mary Woods about her novel, Markmaker, and on speaking to teens about the importance of knowing truth and identifying falsehood, and we review Lois Lowry’s novel, The Giver. For more of guest Mary Woods visit https://maryjessicawoods.com/ Reviewed Item: ‘The Giver’ by Lois Lowry

November 19, 2022

Accepting God’s Mercy

November 19, 2022

Gratitude

November 19, 2022

Ignatian Spirituality

November 19, 2022

Ora è ben noto quel che lo Stato totalitario e antireligioso esige ed attende da lei come prezzo della sua tolleranza o del suo problematico riconoscimento. Esso, cioè, vorrebbe

una Chiesa che tace, quando dovrebbe parlare;

una Chiesa che indebolisce la legge di Dio, adattandola al gusto dei voleri umani, quando dovrebbe altamente proclamarla e difenderla;

una Chiesa che si distacca dal fondamento inconcusso sul quale Cristo l’ha edificata, per adagiarsi comodamente sulla mobile sabbia delle opinioni del giorno o per abbandonarsi alla corrente che passa;

una Chiesa che non resiste alla oppressione delle coscienze e non tutela i legittimi diritti e le giuste libertà del popolo;

una Chiesa che con indecorosa servilità rimane chiusa fra le quattro mura del tempio, dimentica del divino mandato ricevuto da Cristo: Andate sui crocicchi delle strade (Matth. 22, 9); istruite tutte le genti (Matth. 28, 19).Diletti figli e figlie! Eredi spirituali di una innumerevole legione di confessori e di martiri!

È questa la Chiesa che voi venerate ed amate? Riconoscereste voi in una tale Chiesa i lineamenti del volto della vostra Madre? Potete voi immaginarvi un Successore del primo Pietro, che si pieghi a simili esigenze?

Address of His Holiness Pius XII to the Faithful, February 20, 1949

Quotes from Preparation for Death by Alphonsus Liguori

CONSIDERATION I: Portrait of a Man who has recently gone into the Other World SECOND POINT: The Body in the Grave The true love for the body consists in treating it here with rigor and contempt, that it may be happy for eternity; and in refusing it all pleasures, which might make it miserable forever. […]

September 18, 2022

Save the date! Oct. 23-27 Pilgrimage to EWTN Alabama!

So did I get my miracle? Definitely! “Ask and you shall receive.”

Thank you Holy Face of Jesus.

WQPH listener Lubica V.

A Miracle from The Holy Face of Jesus

The following testimony was sent in from listener Lubica V., a devotee of the Holy Face of Jesus. It was July of 2022. The wedding of my daughter Teresa was coming up fast. There were still a lot of details to take care of and bridal gown alterations to do. At the same time I […]

September 10, 2022

Tribute replay of interview with Dr. Mark Rollo on Physician Assisted Suicide

A tribute replay of our interview with Dr. Mark Rollo, host of WQPH’s First, Do No Harm. Mark passed away on Friday, August 19th. Please join us in celebration of his life and in prayer for the repose of his soul and the consolation of his family.

August 27, 2022

Dr.  Mark J. Rollo obituary, Fitchburg, MA

WQPH mourns the loss of our dear colleague, Dr. Mark Rollo, host of “First, Do No Harm.” Mark passed away on Friday, August 19, 2022.

After years of work for Pro-Life causes, he remained patient in his discussion of the ailments of America Culture that often seem incurable. He was and is happy to continue fighting. He began his show with us in November of 2020 and has never ceased to impress us with his depth of knowledge and conviction of faith.

We will continue to air Mark’s programs on Sundays at 11:00 AM ET.

Please join us in prayer for his repose and for consolation of his family.

Sincerely,
Members of WQPH Radio

How Roe was Euthanized

August 21, 2022

Father Higgins: More About the Story of the Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne, 1794

Last Sunday for our bulletin and also in my preaching I drew  attention to the Martyrdom of the Sixteen Carmelite nuns of Compiègne who went to the guillotine on July 17th, 1794. There is even more to the account, however, than the dramatic action of their imprisonment, their show trial before the revolutionary  tribunal, and […]

August 13, 2022