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The Ulma Family: Rays of light in the darkness

In one of the most significant moments in Polish post-war history, the Ulma family was beatified in Markowa, in south-eastern Poland on 10 September. “I...

Red lights shine for modern martyrs

“The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church,” wrote Tertullian in the second century. Nearly two millennia later Australia has remembered...

Melto D’Moronyo: Faith worth the sacrifice

By Dominic Altakchy The fact that the Catholic Church is still standing today is testament to its divine institution. From its very beginnings and throughout the...

Martyrs in Nigeria. 50 killed at Mass

Like any other parish in the world, Catholics in the southwestern Nigerian town of Owo gathered to celebrate Pentecost Sunday last weekend, but the Mass which celebrates the birth of the Church in Jerusalem two millennia ago never concluded.

Remembering a Croatian martyr: Blessed Cardinal Stepinac

Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac, Archbishop of Zagreb in Croatia, died in 1960 while under house arrest after having been convicted of high treason 14 years...

In Romania pope beatifies seven martyred bishops The memory and witness of Romania's martyred bishops are a reminder that Christians are called to stand firm against ideologies that seek to stifle...

Sri Lanka’s martyrs cry out to us, says Archbishop

Sri Lanka's martyrs are crying out to us, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP said during a Remembrance Mass and prayer vigil for victims of the Easter Sunday bombings.

Editorial: From fire and blood the faith rises

A fire guts a world-famous cathedral. On the other side of the world fanatics slaughter hundreds. Are the two things related? Two events of the...

Miracles attributed to Coptic martyrs

A town in Egypt is buzzing with news of miracles obtained by Christians beheaded by ISIS.
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