- Oct 20, 2020
Alida Taylor, 28, was told by the Sisters of Life that she couldn’t actually enter the order until she’d repaid her student loans. She she turned to an online crowdfunding program, and generated enough money to make a $10,000 contribution to a vocations fund.
Sister Blandina Segale, a 19th century nun who stood up to outlaws such as Billy the Kid and who protected immigrants, is in line to become the first saint from the state of New Mexico, and now she’s set to be the subject of a new TV series.
In early November, an archbishop and 37 other Albanian priests who died under the country’s former Communist regime will be declared “blessed,” the final step before sainthood. When Francis visited Albania in 2014, he called its climate of respect and among Catholics, Orthodox and Muslims “a precious gift.”
Twenty-five years after anti-abortion protests led to almost 2,700 arrests outside local abortion clinics, the city of Wichita in Kansas is bracing for another anniversary round of demonstrations under the heading of the “Summer of Mercy,” with local police preparing a 60-page operational plan.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will meet with Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders during his Sept. 30-Oct. 2 trip to the former Soviet republics of Georgia and Azerbaijan, adding a strong inter-religious dimension to an already politically delicate trip. The Vatican on Monday released the itinerary for the Caucasus trip,