Heroic Virtue

Thumbnail venerable andrey sheptytsky 1 900x600 Heroic virtue of Ukrainian bishop who sheltered hundreds of Jews recognized

On Thursday, Pope Francis authorized a decree recognizing the heroic virtue of Archbishop Andrey Sheptytsky, who was head of the Ukrainian Greek...

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Thumbnail ukrainian priest credit bogdan mendrun shutterstock cna In a grandmother’s dress, the hidden story of a Ukrainian priest’s martyrdom

Dr. George Isajiw, the grandson of a slain Ukrainian priest, always knew that his grandfather was martyred by the Soviet secret police, amidst the...

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Thumbnail mother teresa ‘My god is called love’: A saint who brought the light of Christ to the poor

What’s so special about Mother Teresa? Why did everybody from the president of the United States to your neighbor next door call her a “living...

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Thumbnail pope francis greets pilgrims during the wednesday general audience on april 23 2014 credit kyle burkhart cna 3 cna 4 23 14 8 Pope Francis recognizes 'heroic virtue' of 12-year-old boy

Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes for a 12-year-old Italian boy who died late 1970s as well as seven other men and women, recognizing all...

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Thumbnail saint john fisher Ready for His Close Up

There have been many attempts, some noble, some not so much, to portray the lives of saints in film and television, and many of them, like recent...

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Thumbnail josearturocastellanos wikipediadominiopublico 270717 The El Salvadoran who helped rescue 40,000 Jews from the Holocaust

José Arturo Castellanos was a Catholic from El Salvador who during the Second World War was sent as a diplomat to the city of Geneva, Switzerland....

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Thumbnail a crucifix in san salvador cathedral on may 24 2015 credit david ramos cna 5 24 15 They died for the faith: 115 Spanish Catholics recognized as martyrs

Pope Francis has officially recognized 115 Catholics who were killed during the Spanish Civil War out of hatred of the faith. The newest martyrs...

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