Saint Stephen: Sacrifice and Martyrdom

Apostolic Nuncio celebrates Mass on feast day of St StephenArchbishop Marek Zalewski posing with parishioners of the Church of St Stephen.The martyrdom of Saint Stephen has its parallels with Christmas. Jesus and St Stephen both offered themselves for the mission of saving the world.Archbishop Marek Zalewski, Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore, made this point during the [...]

Martyred – but not to the death

NO ONE DECIDES to become a martyr. It just happens. And, as often as not, almost no one notices. Once a year, though, as it did at the end of December, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples makes a list of Catholics who lost their lives working for the faith. Fides, the congregation’s [...]