Kamil Cierniak lived with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a terminal illness, for 26 years. Despite the disease, he studied in multiple departments of Krakow’s universities in Poland. In 2015 Kamil was asked to become a director of the documentary on the international pilgrimage of the Order of Malta to Lourdes sanctuary.
Despite disability, young man directs film — in Lourdes, France
Notre Dame cathedral was on fire four years ago; here is what’s happening now
Notre Dame Cathedral will get its spire back by the end of 2023, more than four years after it was devastated by a fire. But to reopen the beloved symbol of France by Dec. 8, 2024, three conditions need to be met.
Nation/World news briefs: April 3, 2023
In focus: Assistance for pregnancy help centers, hate crimes up in Canada, possible eucharistic miracle in Hartford
What’s Lourdes’ secret? The Eucharist, reveals shrine’s chief medical officer
Both St. Bernadette and the shrine have been the focus of numerous films, but the 2019 documentary ‘Lourdes’ — set to debut in U.S. theaters Feb. 8-9 — takes a closer look at some of those who journey to the shrine seeking relief.
French bishops set up national church court recommended by abuse report
France’s Catholic bishops have set up what they believe to be the world’s first major national church court, replacing a previous network of local tribunals, although sexual abuse cases involving children will still be referred to the Vatican.
Nation/World news briefs: Nov. 21, 2022
In focus: National Prayer Vigil for Life set, Maryland AG files motion to release sex abuse report, cardinal celebrates Mass for Ukraine
Nation/World news briefs: Nov. 14, 2022
In focus: Pope helps to facilitate prisoner exchanges, Kenyan drought at ‘crisis level,’ nonprofit wins $1 million humanitarian award
Photos of the Week: Oct. 31, 2022
In the spotlight: Solar eclipse, prayers for peace, Our Lord of the Miracles