Results from Tag: 'communism'
For some modern Americans, Blessed Jerzy’s bold resistance to communism is an object of protest.
Dispatch From Odessa: Mystery of the Only Latin Catholic Church Open in Southern Ukraine Under Communism
Parishioners recall a dedicated pastor; Today, bishop covers both Ukraine and Russia.
The Vietnamese archbishop spent nine years in solitary confinement, but said, “Thanks to God’s help, I have never regretted my destiny.”
Some Cuban dissidents say the Vatican should be more forcefully supporting political reform, while other voices say Church leadership is focused on preventing violence and promoting religious liberty.
COMMENTARY: The abysmal failures of communism in Russia, North Korea, China, Cuba and wherever it was employed are not difficult to see.
In 1920, in the face of the Soviet Union’s aggression, Catholic Poland stood alone. How does Poland’s resistance serve as a cause for hope today? The Register’s UK Correspondent, KV Turley, tells the story of the “‘Miracle of Vistula’: When Our Lady Saved the World From Communism.” And then, there’s the recent Catholic wedding of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the Westminster Cathedral. Some Catholics have questions how such a marriage can be valid. We are joined by Father Pius Pietrzyk for an explainer on Catholic marriage and Church law.
“Thus Heaven I’ve forfeited, I know it full well,” Karl Marx wrote in a poem in 1837, a decade before his Manifesto. “My soul, once true to God, is chosen for Hell...”
“I have experienced the reality of communism,” says Bishop Peter Esterka. “All are said to be equal, so in theory it sounds good, but in reality … only a communist can succeed.”