- Published in Saints of the Month
Like Peter, we are called to follow the Lord, with all our weaknesses and failings
OKLAHOMA CITY – Father Stanley Rother, an Oklahoma priest martyred in Guatemala, was beatified Saturday during a Mass in Oklahoma City attended by more than 20,000 people.
Nicholas Owen was canonized 364 years after his death.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, making him the first martyr born in the United States.
VATICAN CITY - The murder of a priest in northern France, taken hostage with a handful of other faithful during a weekday morning Mass July 26, is another act of "absurd violence" added to too many stories of senseless violence and death, said the Vatican spokesman.
With horror, disgust and sadness we heard of the violence committed against four Missionaries of Charity and 12 other staff and volunteers at a hospice in Yemen because they were Christians.