The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church has warned against moves by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s government to outlaw Orthodox communities linked to Moscow, and urged his countrymen to “give Russians a chance to repent.”
Ukrainian Catholic leader warns against Orthodox ban
Salvadoran cardinal recalls in book rough seas of his episcopacy, Romero
In a candid account of his five decades in the Salvadoran church, the country’s cardinal tells of calumnies against El Salvador’s St. Oscar Romero, but also of slights against him by other prelates.
Peruvian martyr who put faith in peace takes step toward sainthood
Good Shepherd Sister María Agustina Rivas Lopez, who was murdered by terrorists during Peru’s political violence, was beatified May 7 during a liturgy in the same plaza where she was shot to death in 1990.
Pope advances sainthood causes, including martyred Polish nuns
Recognizing the martyrdom of the 10 religious women, members of the Sisters of St. Elizabeth, clears the way for their beatification.
Children’s book chronicling saints’ lives shows they were ‘relentlessly human’
Carey Wallace’s new children’s book, “Stories of the Saints: Bold and Inspiring Tales of Adventure, Grace and Courage,” shows that holy men and women — whose miraculous deeds, charitable works and battles with armies, beasts and demons she chronicles with gusto — also were “relentlessly human.”
White House proclamation honors anniversary of St. Thomas Becket’s martyrdom
The White House issued a proclamation honoring the 850th anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Thomas Becket Dec. 29 and inviting “the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches and customary places of meeting with appropriate ceremonies.”
‘The Art of Political Murder,’ streaming HBO Max
“The Art of Political Murder,” a documentary, explores the investigation that followed Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera’s, an auxiliary bishop of Guatemala City, slaying.
Some say it’s time to discern sainthood for U.S. women slain 40 years ago
On Dec. 2, Maryknoll Sisters Maura Clarke and Ita Ford, Ursuline Sister Dorothy Kazel and laywoman Jean Donovan will be remembered worldwide on the 40th anniversary of what many increasingly consider their martyrdom.