One of the 25 Mexican martyrs canonized by Pope St. John Paul II in 2000, St. Pedro Maldonado was ordained in the United States.
Scholastica and her brother, St. Benedict, were born to a wealthy Christian family in Nursia, Italy. Details of their lives come from the Dialogues of St. Gregory the Great.
I can still hear her voice, all these years later: A coworker at the local newspaper where I was working was angry — very angry — and launched into an explosive tirade with one word.
As dusk gathered, men and women religious in their distinctive habits near the towering cross in front of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral.
“Do not be ashamed to bear your testimony to our Lord, but bear your share of hardship for the Gospel,” said Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.
Love for your diocesan family through stewardship gives hope to its people and ministries in need. One family uses the mnemonic “GPS” — give, pray, and serve — to guide them.
Religious leaders from 14 different faith groups in the Valley gathered for a joint prayer service during the international Week of Christian Unity.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi, ruling Japan in the name of the emperor, became alarmed at the growth of Christianity resulting from St. Francis Xavier’s mission, begun in 1549, fearing Christian missionaries were part of a conquest ploy by Spain and Portugal.
“Our visitors are already up 30 percent from this time last year,” said Fr. Greg Schlarb, pastor of the current Our Lady of Perpetual Help, which oversees the mission. The national distinction should help gain even more exposure.
If a word could sum up a week, most notably its central day, it’d be “joy.” The crowd made up of students, teachers, parents, donors and faculty from throughout the state who filled the Arizona Capitol lawn for a rally Jan. 30 was full of joy for Catholic Schools.