Panel of theologians at the Vatican determine that Fr. Stanley Rother of Oklahoma died a martyr for the faith in 1981 while serving as a pastor in Guatemala. The determination must now be confirmed by a panel of Cardinals and archbishops. Please see link at end of story to previous NCR account of Rother's life.
Leading evangelical pastor, praising Catholic Church's efforts on evangelization, tells gathering of bishops, priests and laity: "If every Christian in England put Evangelii Gaudium into practice the nation would be transformed,"
From our sister publication: A Place to Call Home, a new series focusing on women religious helping people who are homeless. Read more
From Global Sisters Report -- Finding self through service: the experience of long-term volunteers.