• Faithful honor martyred Ugandan saint

    • Jun 15, 2014

    WALTHAM, Mass. — African rhythms echoed through the chambers of St. Mary Parish on Sunday, just as they did nearly 50 years ago at the Vatican. That was the day thousands gathered for the canonization of a martyred Ugandan saint and his 21 Catholic companions. On Sunday, people congregated in

  • New saints under Francis not just former popes

    • May 15, 2014

    After recently conferring sainthood on two former popes, John XXIII and John Paul II, Pope Francis has announced plans to move yet another, Paul VI, closer to a halo of his own by beatifying him on Oct. 19. In Catholic chatter these days, one can detect some blowback to this