Ten Catholic women who changed the world

Mary O’Regan profiles 10 Catholic women who transformed the planet with their holiness, untiring work and incredible creativity 1. Phyllis Bowman On May 7 Britain lost arguably its most dynamic fighter for the unborn. Phyllis Bowman was a journalist on Fleet Street before she became involved in the parliamentary struggle for the rights of unborn… Continue reading Ten Catholic women who changed the world

Diocese opens sainthood cause for Ohio woman renowned for healing gifts

It was standing-room-only at the Mass to officially open the cause for Rhoda Wise In the fall when the Diocese of Youngstown formally opened the sainthood cause for an Ohio woman known for her life of prayer and spiritual gifts, more than 1,000 people filled St Peter Church in Canton. It was standing-room-only at the… Continue reading Diocese opens sainthood cause for Ohio woman renowned for healing gifts

The truth about Mother Teresa’s ‘atheism’

For long periods Mother Teresa perceived God’s seeming absence. But even in her most tortured moments she showed a trust in the will of God As is now well known, Mother Teresa of Calcutta suffered severe spiritual afflictions through much of her remarkable life: “This terrible sense of loss – this untold darkness – this… Continue reading The truth about Mother Teresa’s ‘atheism’

Pope Francis canonises Louis and Zélie Martin

First canonisation of a married couple takes place in St Peter’s Square on Sunday Pope Francis has conducted the canonisation of Louis and Zélie Martin, the parents of St Therese of Lisieux. The canonisation, the first of a married couple, took place in St Peter’s Square yesterday. The Martins, who lived in Normandy in the… Continue reading Pope Francis canonises Louis and Zélie Martin