Fall Marian Helper 2021

AMH D irector /P ublisher : Fr. Chris Alar, MIC — “Father Joseph, MIC” E xecutive E ditor : Felix Carroll D esigner : Andrew Leeco W riter , assistant editor : Chris Sparks AMH G eneral P romoter : Br. Andrew R. Maczynski, MIC Vol. 78, No. 3 Fall 2021 ‘T he B lood of the M artyrs is the S eed of the C hurch ’ 12 Page M ission S tatement M arian H elper is intended to serve members of the Association of Marian Helpers ( AMH), a spiritual benefit society of th e Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception o f the Blessed Virgin Mary. The magazine seeks to provide spiritual nourishment, education about the Catholic faith, and information about the mission and good works of the Marians. It also provides information about Association services and presents opportunities to support the mission and good works of the Congregation. M arian H elper is published quarterly by the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. It is sent free of charge to active members of the Association. Printed in the USA with ecclesiastical approval. Copyright © 2021 Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M. All rights reserved. Send all correspondence to: Association of Marian Helpers, Editorial Dept., Eden Hill, Stockbridge, MA 01263 . email: editorial@marian.org w ebsite : marian.org Holy Father lengthens litany in honor of St. Joseph 20 The souls in Purgatory: Our ‘family’ obligation 18 Five Marian Fathers, all killed by the communists of the Soviet Union, bore witness to Christ and His Church to the end. Remember them. Honor them. Ask for their intercession. 3 Father Joseph Writes 8 Father Joseph’s Picks 9 Notes from Rome 31 Outstanding Helpers 33 Graces Received 36 From the Vaults D epartments : When you’re confronted by the imprudence, intemperance, injustice, or weakness of the world, stop a moment. Pray. Break through all the distractions 6 A sign for our times 4 Father Ed Nadolny is bringing Divine Mercy to the highways and byways of Connecticut, one billboard at a time. Father Joseph, MIC, reminds us of our duty to pray for our beloved departed. Why? Because the souls in Purgatory need us. Pope Francis added seven titles to the Litany of St. Joseph. Father Donald Calloway, MIC, author of the global bestseller Consecration to St. Joseph , explains what those titles mean. October 7, 2021, marks the 450 th anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto. We honor Our Lady of the Rosary on her feast that day. Father Donald Calloway, MIC, explains why. A beautiful and glorious triumph for the Church 10 Regarding the Diary’s authenticity 24 Saint Faustina’s Diary can seem too good to be true. Dr. Robert Stackpole, director of the John Paul II Institute of Divine Mercy, explains why we trust the Diary’s authenticity.