Posts Tagged ‘persecuted Christians’

Jesus Christ is King

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

It has been the practice of the Church since 1925 to mark the last Sunday of the Church year by celebrating the Solemnity of Christ the King. At the time of the establishment of the feast with his encyclical Quas Primas, Pope Pius XI was concerned with a spreading wave of anti-clericalism and secularism, and […] [Read more]

Solidarity in Suffering

Friday, October 20th, 2017

On Sunday, Pope Francis canonized 30 martyrs, both priests and lay persons, who suffered and were killed in 1645 in a wave of anti-Catholic persecution in Brazil.  The Holy Father also entered into the canon of saints three indigenous child martyrs in 16th century Mexico who were killed for refusing to renounce their Catholic faith […] [Read more]

Pray for the Holy Church of God

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

As we prepare ourselves for the sacred Paschal Triduum that begins tomorrow, culminating in the triumph of Easter, we follow the way of the cross that was traveled by Jesus two millennia ago and has continued to be traveled by his body in the world today, the Church.  The Church does not only meditate and […] [Read more]