Saints

Gerard O’Connell June 29, 2020
Peter and Paul, Pope Francis noted, provide valuable role models to encourage us toward unity and prophecy.
Mahri Leonard-Fleckman June 24, 2020
All will be well and all will be well: even now?
Father Miguel Rodriguez sets a relic on the tomb of St. Junipero Serra during Mass at the Carmel Mission Basilica in Carmel, Calif., Sept. 23, 2016, the day the Spanish missionary and founder of the California mission system was cannonized by Pope Francis in Washington. (CNS photo/Michael Fiala, Reuters)
While Serra is credited with spreading the Catholic faith across what is now California, critics say he was part of an imperial conquest that beat and enslaved Native Americans.
A vandalized statue of St. Junipero Serra in San Francisco is seen June 19, 2020. The Spanish Franciscan founded several missions in what is now California. (CNS photo/David Zandman via Reuters)
The statue of St. Junipero Serra is the latest to be either defaced or forcibly removed by people protesting against monuments that depict the country's colonial and racist past.
Lise Leplat Prudhomme as Joan of Arc (photo: Lincoln Center)
Eve Tushnet June 20, 2020
The director Bruno Dumont has said that movies can “look beyond the visible to explore something that reason can’t.”
A St. Augustine statue at the Charles Bridge crossing the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic. (iStock/Tuayai)
Kathleen Bonnette May 28, 2020
Though Augustine might have a reputation for pessimism, Kathleen Bonnette writes, his spirituality and his actions during the siege of Hippo can offer guidance for responding to the Covid-19 crisis.