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  • How Fidel’s faith remained a mystery to the end

    How Fidel’s faith remained a mystery to the end

    • Nov 26, 2016

    The Jesuit-educated Fidel Castro rejected the Church of his childhood following the 1959 Cuban revolution, and for two decades never met a bishop. But then came a book-long interview with a Brazilian friar, and growing closeness between Church and state in Cuba — as well as tantalizing signs that Castro was seeking reconciliation with his Catholic faith.

  • Amorth, Rome’s most celebrated exorcist, dies at 91

    Amorth, Rome’s most celebrated exorcist, dies at 91

    • Sep 16, 2016

    Father Gabriel Amorth, the famed Roman exorcist who died Friday at 91, was a “strong, vigorous voice [who] spoke to millions of people about the action of the devil,” a member of his Society of St. Paul order said. “He alone managed to revitalize the ministry in one country, and then his influence reached everywhere in the Church.”

  • Female Catholic champion of conservative causes dies at 92

    Female Catholic champion of conservative causes dies at 92

    • Sep 7, 2016

    Catholic pundit Phyllis Schlafly, 92, died Sept. 5 at her home in Ladue, Missouri, outside St. Louis, after immersing herself for most of her adult life in a host of conservative causes, including stopping ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.

  • Prelate who fought for victims of anti-Christian violence dead at 81

    Prelate who fought for victims of anti-Christian violence dead at 81

    • Aug 14, 2016

    Indian archbishop Raphael Cheenath, a champion of the oppressed and of victims of anti-Christian persecution, died Sunday at 81, praised by his successor as “fearless”. Just 12 days ago, India’s Supreme Court upheld his petition for more compensation for victims of a 2008 anti-Christian pogrom.

  • Cardinal Franciszek Macharski, dead at 89, was bred to heroism

    Cardinal Franciszek Macharski, dead at 89, was bred to heroism

    • Aug 2, 2016

    Cardinal Franciszek Macharski, who succeeded St. Pope John Paul II as the Archbishop of Krakow and who died Tuesday at 89, lived in a modest, self-effacing way that taught Cracovians something they may not have expected to learn in 1979: that they could love and esteem an archbishop who was quiet but unflinchingly steadfast, as they had loved and esteemed the princely Adam Stefan Sapieha and the dynamic Karol Wojtyła.

  • A tribute to the Vatican’s apostle of the sick and suffering

    A tribute to the Vatican’s apostle of the sick and suffering

    • Jul 25, 2016

    Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, who died in mid-July at the age of 67, was a compassionate and prominent figure working for the message of hope and faith for the suffering. The Archbishop of Bangalore pays tribute.

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