• Archbishop to become Lithuania’s first beatified Soviet-era martyr

    Archbishop to become Lithuania’s first beatified Soviet-era martyr

    • Jun 10, 2017

    Soviet-era Lithuanian Archbishop Teofilius Matulionis will be beatified on June 25 in Vilnius. Archbishop Gintaras Grusas of Vilnius, president of Lithuania’s bishops’ conference, said the martyred prelate had “offered up his sufferings for the conversion of Russia,” while also “moving the church forward” by instructing clergy to remain with their flock even if it meant persecution and exile.

  • One hundred years later, Fatima’s message still echoes

    One hundred years later, Fatima’s message still echoes

    • May 7, 2017

    In 1917, meaning, purpose, value, along with transcendence, dignity, and benevolence were rapidly being shed, and this interior emptiness was fueling humanity’s ungodly rage and desire for annihilation. It was into that environment that Mary injected herself in Fatima, bringing a message of light and hope.

  • Priest shipped to gulag who stayed to serve is beatified

    Priest shipped to gulag who stayed to serve is beatified

    • Sep 14, 2016

    A Polish priest who was arrested by the Soviets in 1940 and charged with being a “Vatican agent,” who was then shipped off to Kazakhstan and who volunteered to stay even after his release to minister to other Catholics sent to the gulag, was beatified on Sept. 11.