Category: Saints

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The Salvadoran martyrs: A sign of the Church of Easter

Last week, the Salvadoran bishops announced that four martyrs from El Salvador—two priests and two laymen—will be beatified on January 22 next year in the San Salvador Cathedral: Jesuit Fr. Rutilio Grande, Franciscan Fr. Cosme Spessotto, 70-year-old sacristan Manuel Solórzano,...

The Salvadoran martyrs: A sign of the Church of Easter
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“I’m still converting!”

Years ago, my pastor took a group of men from my parish on a pilgrimage down to Mexico City, to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Tepeyac Hill—where Our Lady appeared to St. Juan Diego in 1531—and...

“I’m still converting!”
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St. Maximilian Kolbe: Imperfect Martyr

Today, August 14th, brings us the feast day of St. Maximilian Kolbe, one of the two “martyrs of Auschwitz” along with St. Edith Stein. Kolbe was a Polish Franciscan who was interned in the infamous death camp for publishing anti-Nazi...

St. Maximilian Kolbe: Imperfect Martyr
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Declare Saint Irenaeus a Doctor of The Church

When we list the most important theologians in the history of Christianity, many names quickly come to mind, including Jerome, Augustine, Anselm of Canterbury, Thomas Aquinas, Bonaventure, Robert Bellarmine. Each of these figures has been rightly declared to be Doctors...

Declare Saint Irenaeus a Doctor of The Church