January 2016

11. Luis Badilla and 12. Andrea Tornielli – Two Catholic journalists bring the Vatican to the world

Luis Badilla Luis Badilla, editorial director for Il Sismografo (The Seismograph), a leading blogspot for Vatican-related and worldwide Catholic news, has been covering the Catholic world for a quarter-century from Rome. He is a Chilean ex-patriate and veteran reporter for Vatican Radio who began his website in 2009. Badilla has been described as “not [...]

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2. Dr. Maria-Anca Cernea

Dr. Anca-Maria Cernea of Bucharest - The president of the Association of Catholic Doctors of Bucharest, Romania, cuts through “politically correct” rhetoric at the Synod The two Catholic Churches in the country of Romania —the Latin-rite Catholic Church in Romania and the Byzantine-rite Romanian Church United with Rome (Greek-Catholic) — both experienced a particularly [...]

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6. Father Dhiya Azziz, OFM

Father Dhiya Azziz, OFM - The human face of Christianity in a region dominated by chaos, Fr. Azziz, abducted twice by Islamic Jihaists in Syria, symbolizes the crisis of the region The story of the Iraqi Franciscan friar Dhiya Azziz, OFM, the parish priest of the Syrian village of Yacoubieh, with whom all contact [...]

10. Sr. Elaine Roulet

St. Joseph Elaine Roulet - She has spent decades toiling to keep familiestogether even after one family member is imprisoned. In so doing, she has lived the Beatitudes Known as the “Prison Angel,” Sister of St. Joseph Elaine Roulet anticipated Pope Francis’ special attention to prisoners by decades when she began as a prison [...]

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1. Salvatore Cordileone

Salvatore Cordileone - San Francisco’s embattled archbishop defends the faith with great courage The U.S. city most identified with the homosexual movement, San Francisco, saw fierce criticism in 2015 of its Catholic archbishop, Salvatore Cordileone, by many of its citizens, both within and outside of the Catholic Church. The subject at hand was a [...]

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9. Cardinal Robert Sarah

Cardinal Robert Sarah - This high-ranking African cardinal has burst onto the ecclesial scene with a powerful book. He is now being seen by many as the conscience of the Church In the 2015 Synod on the Family, like its predecessor in 2014, the prelates from Africa emerged as a formidable force upholding Church [...]

2016-02-02T15:33:34+00:00 Feb 2nd, 2016|Categories: People|Tags: , , , , |

4. Sr. Loraine Marie Maguire and 5. Kim Davis -Both have suffered for their opposition to government mandates

Sister Loraine Marie Maguire - During his September trip to the US, Pope Francis met with Sr. Maguire of the Little Sisters of the Poor The Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Catholic nuns who care for the indigent elderly, urged the Supreme Court on January 4, 2016, to protect them from [...]

3. Bishop Tikhon Shevkunov

Father Tikhon Shevkunov - A Russian Orthodox monk, recently named a bishop , is reaching millions with his book Everyday Saints. He is a powerful witness to faith in Russia On October 24, 2015, on the feast day, in the Russian Orthodox calendar, of the Synaxis of Optina Elders, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of [...]

8. Leah Libresco

Leah Libresco - A brilliant Yale University atheist-turned-Catholic blogger is becoming a powerful witness to the faith in America today A quote from Tom Stoppard’s play Arcadia — “It’s the best possible time to be alive, when almost everything you thought you knew is wrong” — ended the post in which atheist-turned-Catholic blogger and [...]

7. Sara “Winter” Giromin

Sara “Winter” Giromin - A radical ultra-feminist protester is now fighting for the unborn. Her story is remarkable Sara Fernanda Giromin first made herself known to Brazil and to the world under the alias “Sara Winter” in 2012, when she became the founding member of “Femen Brazil” and led a trio of girls in [...]

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