Martyrs

Thumbnail 20150924cnsnw0405 3 Lessons for Young Catholics

Last week, I had the privilege of speaking to around nine thousand middle school and high school students from the Catholic schools of the Los...

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Thumbnail st. juan diego relief America’s first paths of holiness: Lives of indigenous saints and martyrs

On the second Monday of October, Los Angeles will become the largest U.S. city to celebrate the heritage, history and sacrifices of Native American...

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Thumbnail pope francis greets pilgrims as he arrives for the closing mass of the 6th asian youth day aug 17 2014 credit walter sanchez silva cna cna 8 17 14 'Asian youth, wake up!' Church needs your witness, pope says

Addressing thousands of young people from across Asia, Pope Francis emphasized the urgent need to “wake up” and spread Christ’s love throughout the...

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Thumbnail silence scorsese Beyond Doubt

Silence is what was heard in the theater I sat in after watching Martin Scorsese’s film of the same name. It wasn’t stunned silence I “heard” but...

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Thumbnail benedict daswa credit namronpeter via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna 9 13 15 Blessed Benedict Daswa: the South African martyred for rejecting witchcraft

Benedict Daswa, a South African catechist whose Christian opposition to witchcraft led to his murder in 1990, was beatified on Sunday as Catholic...

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Thumbnail pope francis married 20 couples in st peters basilica on sept 14 2014 credit lauren cater cna cna 9 15 14 Blood of the martyrs sustains the Church, Pope reflects

Pope Francis, in his General Audience address for Holy Week, said that the Christian martyrs of today, by the shedding of their blood, join with...

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Thumbnail pope francis in st peters square for the jubilee of mercy audience june 18 2016 credit alexey gotovskiy cna Don't be held back: Pope calls Christians to be set ablaze by the Holy Spirit

Vatican City, Aug 14, 2016 / 03:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Church does not need “cold or lukewarm Christians” who are held back by fear, Pope...

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Thumbnail silence 01 Exploring the spirituality of ‘Silence’

After decades of his creating films about tough New Yorkers and people immersed in various criminal endeavors, it might be surprising to find that...

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Thumbnail prayer vigil matt hadro cna For Coptic Christians, threat of martyrdom is part of daily life

The brutal murder of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya at the hands of ISIS last week is shining a light on the reality faced by many of Egypt’s...

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Thumbnail pope francis and patriarch bartholomew i in greece april 16 2016 credit losservatore romano cna Francis appeals to the martyrs in ecumenical message to Patriarch

Vatican City, Nov 30, 2016 / 04:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Bishop of Rome sent a message to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople on...

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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 pope francis with pope tawadros ii of alexandria in cairo egypt on april 28 2017 credit losservatore romano 2 cna Full text of joint statement by Pope Francis and Tawadros II

Cairo, Egypt, Apr 28, 2017 / 12:56 pm (Church Pop).- During his two-day trip to Egypt, Pope Francis  met with Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros...

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Thumbnail rostrosmartiresdeyemen2016 1 Here are the faces of the nuns who were martyred in Yemen

Sister Anslem, Sister Reginette, Sister Judith, and Sister Marguerite were serving as caretakers at the Missionaries of Charity's convent and...

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Thumbnail pope benedict xvi on aug 28 2010 credit losservatore romano cna 2 Here's what Benedict XVI's former students will discuss next month

The persecution and martyrdom of Christians will be the topic of discussion at an annual gathering of Pope Benedict XVI’s former theology students,...

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Thumbnail maximilian kolbe edith stein public domain via wikipedia cna Heroism and sacrifice: The Catholic history of Auschwitz

Rome, Italy, Jul 29, 2016 / 12:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis sat quietly in one of Auschwitz's most ominous prison cells, praying in what...

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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 pope francis 1 at the liturgy of the lords passion at st peters basilica on april 3 2015 credit losservatore romano cna In call to Coptic Patriarch, Pope says they are united by blood of martyrdom

Vatican City, Dec 12, 2016 / 05:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The day after an explosion at the Coptic Orthodox cathedral in Cairo killed 25 people,...

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Thumbnail a young refugee rests after having fled from isis and arrived in ankawa in the northern part of erbil iraq credit wwwankawacom cna 8 11 14 2 Iraqis will be seen like early Christian martyrs, priest predicts

An Argentinian priest caring for the Catholic community in Baghdad says the faith of persecuted Iraqi Christians is moving and will continue...

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