The heart-stopping example of Christians in the Imperial Roman army who accepted martyrdom rather than renounce Jesus Christ.
If churches were assessed by their risk factor, Abuna Yemata Guh would be our new Sistine Chapel. Perched 650 feet above a steep cliff in Northern Ethiopia, visitors face a 45-minute climb up the cliff’s vertical face in order to access the precariously positioned church. Dating back to the 5th century, history has it that […]
St. Therese has an upside-down interpretation of the mustard seed of faith that rings true. The life of faith is the greatest, most exhilarating life in the world. Sometimes. Other times it is the most tedious, thankless life in the world. It’s supposed to be that way. The Church explains why in Sunday’s readings, the […]
Giuseppe Pezzini on Catholicism in Japan and the incredible story of an A-bomb survivor who put his personal grief aside to strive for peace and reconciliation through a life in Christ. For Christians, August 15 is the day of the beautiful Feast of the Assumption. For the world, this date marks the anniversary of the […]