The Pilgrim's Journey

Catholic priest who died on the Titanic could be on path to sainthood

R RLast Updated: April 15th, 2015Church News

(CNA/EWTN News).- When the Titanic began to sink on April 15, 1912, Father Thomas Byles had two opportunities to board a lifeboat. But he forewent those opportunities, according to passengers aboard the sinking ocean liner, in order to hear confessions and offer consolation and prayers with those who were trapped aboard. Now, a priest at … Read More

Archbishop Gomez: Blessed Junipero Serra’s canonization is important for the new evangelization; here’s why

R RLast Updated: February 2nd, 2015Church News, Spiritual Reflections

(CNA/EWTN News)  Although the colonial and missionary period of California’s history is often riddled with bitter memories, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles reflected on the life of the missionary Bl. Junipero Serra as a bold witness to the faith. “The historical record confirms what Pope Francis believes: that Blessed Junipero Serra was a man … Read More