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Looking Back on Rev. James Martin’s Talk

Looking Back on Rev. James Martin’s Talk

Dara Burke, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Nov 8, Jesuit priest Reverend James Martin, who was appointed as a consultor to the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications by Pope Francis, visited campus to give a talk. During the lecture, titled “Building a Bridge: Reaching Out to LGBT Catholics,” Martin discussed his similarly-titl...

Vincentian View: Black Catholic History Month

Vincentian View: Black Catholic History Month

Fr. Patrick J. Griffin, C.M., Special to the Torch

November 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Pope John Paul II canonized Josephine Bakhita in 2000. That means that he declared her a saint, not that he “made her” one. Therefore, he expressed the recognition that the People of God know that she is a saint. She dwells in the presence of God at this very moment. Bakhita was a Canossian Da...

Mother Teresa, a Saint

Mother Teresa, a Saint

Chyna Davis, Staff Writer

September 7, 2016


Filed under News

Mother Teresa's canonization in the Catholic Church is marked as a historic moment for thousands of nuns, more than one thousand of the poverty-stricken brought in for the ceremony and others praising her years of selfless actions. This past Sunday Sept. 4, Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa as a "Saint" and "Mod...

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