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Beatification Cause of Reputed Stigmatist Tortured by Stalin’s Secret Police Opens

Beatification Cause of Reputed Stigmatist Tortured by Stalin’s Secret Police Opens

The beatification cause of a Polish religious sister who was tortured by Joseph Stalin’s secret police and reputedly bore the stigmata opened Monday.  Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz inaugurated the diocesan phase of the cause of Sr. Wanda Boniszewska in the chapel of Archbishop’s House, Warsaw, Nov. 9.  Boniszewska,

Looking into the Future Through His Eyes: John Paul II, the Catholic Church, and the Crisis of the West

Looking into the Future Through His Eyes: John Paul II, the Catholic Church, and the Crisis of the West

Editor’s note: For several years now, the many institutions of higher education in Kraków have jointly sponsored annual “John Paul II Days,” typically held in November: a series of lectures and symposia dedicated to a scholarly exploration of one or another facet of the Polish Pope’s

A Long View of Vatican II

A Long View of Vatican II

Catholics of my generation – the generation that came of age during the pontificate of Pope John Paul II – find it almost impossible to imagine the way the world was on October 11, 1962, the day the Second Vatican Council opened. My generation knows