• St. Bartholomew Basilica shows a time of New Martyrs

    St. Bartholomew Basilica shows a time of New Martyrs

    • Apr 22, 2017

    We are living in a time of “New Martyrs” where thousands of men and women suffer persecution around the globe because of their Christian faith. Pope Francis’s visit to the Basilica of St. Bartholomew puts a spotlight on the church’s vast collection of relics and memento’s belonging to the martyrs of the 20th and 21st centuries.

  • At Easter, Mideast church leaders affirm Christian presence

    • Apr 18, 2017

    Catholic patriarchs in the Middle East spoke up against the violence and terror that has taken over the Middle East in their Easter messages. While calling the international community to aid and intervene in the region, the patriarchs reminded their faithful not to lose hope.

  • Russian Catholics hope for a new springtime for small Byzantine church

    Russian Catholics hope for a new springtime for small Byzantine church

    • Mar 3, 2017

    In June the Congress of Russian Catholic delegates from around the world will take place in northern Italy. The main topic: how can the the small and scattered faith survive. “This is our last hurrah. If this fails, you can forget about the Russian Catholic movement,” said Australian-based Russian Catholic priest, Father Lawrence Cross.

  • Pope amends canon law to show sensitivity to Eastern churches

    Pope amends canon law to show sensitivity to Eastern churches

    • Sep 15, 2016

    In a change to church law, Latin-rite Catholic deacons may not preside at a wedding when one or both of the new spouses are members of an Eastern Catholic church, one among several changes to canon law approved by Pope Francis on Thursday to govern the situation of Eastern Catholics living in a diaspora.

  • Rebirth of Yonkers parish reflects Asian surge in U.S. church

    Rebirth of Yonkers parish reflects Asian surge in U.S. church

    • May 9, 2016

    In a key sign of the times, a recently shuttered parish in Yonkers, New York, has found a new lease on life – not by serving a traditional East Coast Catholic population, but rather the area’s surging Indian community. Most Holy Trinity Parish held its last Sunday Mass on July

  • A Church with verve is at risk in Ukraine

    • Sep 13, 2014

    No one should need persuading that what’s happening in Ukraine right now is alarming. A fragile cease-fire between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces could unravel at any moment, and even more lives may be at risk this winter as the country scrambles to make up for lost Russian gas. Most