FaithFaith
Nicholas D. Sawicki
A priest from Buffalo, now a candidate for canonization, Father Baker spent 60 years caring for the orphaned, poor, sick and migrants.
Italian Judge Rosario Livatino, who was murdered in Sicily in 1990 by the crime syndicate Cosa Nostra, is pictured in an image provided by the Archdiocese of Agrigento. Marking the May 8 beatification of Judge Livatino, a Vatican dicastery announced a working group on “the excommunication of mafias.” (CNS photo/courtesy Archdiocese of Agrigento)
FaithDispatches
Filipe Domingues
“Like Jesus, Judge Livatino died forgiving his murderers,” said Cardinal Marcelo Semeraro during the beatification ceremony of May 9, 2021, at the Cathedral of Agrigento in Sicily.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“Only a free church is a credible church,” Pope Francis declared in his homily on June 29, the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.
Simon Cowell and Jane Marczewski on “America’s Got Talent” (photo: Trae Patton NBC)
Arts & CultureMusic
Mary Grace Mangano
Nightbirde recognizes the habit of trying to fix things on one’s own. She sings, “Don’t know why I take the tightrope and cry when I fall.”
Photo: Film Forum
Arts & CultureFilm
John Anderson
‘Lourdes’ is a film of dignity, charity and profundity—one in which hope is made palpable.
FaithDispatches
Frances D'Emilio - Associated Press
The Vatican said Pope Francis on Saturday approved a decree declaring the "heroic virtues" of Schuman, a former prime minister, finance minister and foreign minister for France after World War II.