Martyr

Thumbnail st jose sanchez del rio banner in st peters square oct 16 2016 credit martha calderon 1 cna A lesson from one of the Church's newest saints

Vatican City, Oct 18, 2016 / 02:46 pm (CNA).- When we find ourselves weary from the troubles of life, we can find inspiration in the heroism of one...

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Thumbnail frjaqueshamel Archbishop Lebrun: Father Hamel's death calls us to say 'yes' to God

Rouen, France, Aug 3, 2016 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During Tuesday's funeral Mass for Fr. Jacques Hamel, who was killed last week by Islamic...

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Thumbnail archbishop oscaro romero with young people in el salvador in this undated file photo photo courtesy of arzobispado de san salvador oficina de la causa de canonizacion cna 2 4 15 Archbishop Romero hailed for life producing 'great harvest'

Los Angeles Catholics gave thanks for Archbishop Oscar Romero’s upcoming beatification and prayed that his “shining example” of sacrificial love...

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Thumbnail fr jacques hamel credit diocese of rouen wikipedia cna A year after his murder, Fr. Jacques Hamel remembered

Rome, Italy, Jul 25, 2017 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- One year after the brutal killing of Fr. Jacques Hamel, French bishops recalled the...

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Thumbnail venerable stanley rother courtesy of   archdiocese of oklahoma city cna Bishop Conley: martyred Oklahoma priest showed courage that comes from prayer

An Oklahoma priest martyred in Guatemala will be beatified on Saturday, and his life has much to teach us, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln has said....

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Thumbnail crs oscar romero lent CRS remembers legacy of Blessed Oscar Romero during Lent, continues to work for justice in El Salvador

BALTIMORE, MD, March 21, 2017 – During the week of the anniversary of Blessed Oscar Romero’s beatification, international aid organization Catholic...

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Thumbnail fr rother credit fr david monahan courtesy of the archdiocese of oklahoma city archives cna 2 16 16 Fr. Stanley Rother, first US-born martyr, to be beatified in September

Oklahoma City, Okla., Mar 13, 2017 / 10:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Stanley Rother, the Oklahoma-born martyr who served as a priest in...

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Thumbnail fr rother credit fr david monahan courtesy of the archdiocese of oklahoma city archives cna 2 16 16 Fr Stanley Rother: the first US-born martyr

Oklahoma City, Okla., Dec 2, 2016 / 11:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother, a priest of the...

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Thumbnail bishop patrick byrne credit maryknoll mission archives cna 2 How an American bishop became a Korean martyr

Washington D.C., Mar 26, 2017 / 08:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Patrick James Byrne was born in the United States, but he died on a forced march...

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Thumbnail opioid credit searick1 shutterstock cna 1 How this Catholic saint might be the patron of opioid addicts

As the opioid addiction crisis rises to the threshold of a national emergency, the story of a little-known Catholic saint from the early 20th...

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Thumbnail image of the 124 korean martyrs aug 16 2014 credit preparatory committee for the 2014 papal visit to korea cna 8 19 14 More than 200 Korean martyrs are up for beatification

Seoul, South Korea, Mar 9, 2017 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The first Bishop of Pyongyang, an American-born bishop, and numerous priests and laity...

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Thumbnail shahbaz bhatti credit asianet pakistan via wwwshutterstockcom cna Pakistani diocese opens cause for Shahbaz Bhatti to be declared a martyr

Marking the fifth anniverary of the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti on Wednesday, a Pakistani diocese has opened a process of enquiry towards...

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Thumbnail fr jacques hamel credit diocese of rouen via wikipedia Pope Francis comforts sister of French priest slain last year

Vatican City, Apr 24, 2017 / 10:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Saturday comforted the sister of Father Jacques Hamel, an 85-year-old...

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Thumbnail fr jacques hamel who was killed while saying mass by islamic state terrorists july 26 2016 cna Pope Francis green-lights opening of Fr. Jacques Hamel beatification process

Rouen, France, Oct 2, 2016 / 12:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The French diocese of Rouen has officially begun an inquiry into the beatification of...

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Thumbnail a view of st peters basilica in vatican city jan 25 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna 5 cna 1 26 15 Sainthood causes advance, including layman who resisted fascism

Vatican City, Jun 17, 2017 / 09:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Friday recognized the heroic virtue of six persons on the path to...

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Thumbnail samurai credit britannica wikipedia public domain cnajpg Samurai martyr beatified in Japan

Tokyo, Japan, Feb 8, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A 17th century Catholic Samurai and martyr was beatified during a Mass in ‎Osaka, Japan on...

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Thumbnail father stanley rother Stories of Fr. Stanley Rother, from those who knew him

Unlikely.  It’s a word often used to describe the story of Fr. Stanley Rother, an unlikely priest who came from an unlikely place in the middle of...

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Thumbnail pope francis celebrates the beatification mass of pope paul vi in st peters square on oct 19 2014 credit lauren cater cna 5 cna 10 20 14 Surgeon and father among sainthood causes moving forward

Vatican City, Feb 27, 2017 / 11:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis recognized on Monday the heroic virtue of eight persons on the path to...

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