Martin Barillas

Martin Barillas

Martin Barillas is a writer and translator, having once served as a U.S. diplomat in Europe and South America. A lifelong Catholic, he resides in Michigan with his wife Alice and their four children and grandchild. He has written on a variety of topics, including human rights, politics and religion. He is also a novelist.

Articles by Martin Barillas

Judge rules against rural Catholic community in dispute with local authorities in Michigan

Sep 30, 2023 / 08:00 am

An attorney for families at Cottonwood Farm called the local government’s actions against the community “persecution.”

Catholic newspaper takes Mexican president to task for joking about murders

Sep 8, 2023 / 11:40 am

“He not only shows a lack of sensitivity but also perversion,” read an editorial in the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara.

Why did dozens of religious sisters show up at this rural Michigan ice cream stand?

Sep 6, 2023 / 08:30 am

A group of Religious Sisters of Mercy recently enjoyed a “sweet celebration” at Merrill Whippy Dip in Michigan.

Israeli president condemns violence against Christians

Aug 11, 2023 / 11:15 am

Israeli President Isaac Herzog visited the Stella Maris Monastery in Haifa following attacks by Jewish extremists against the site.

Jim Caviezel to join rosary rally for ballot measure that could impact Ohio abortion vote

Aug 4, 2023 / 11:45 am

Organizers of the “Rosary Rally” in Cincinnati hope to encourage all Christians in Ohio to vote “Yes” on Issue 1 on Aug. 8.

‘Sound of Freedom’ screening on Capitol Hill sparks call to track missing children in U.S.

Jul 28, 2023 / 13:10 pm

Members of Congress recently viewed the popular anti-trafficking film, after which producer Eduardo Verástegui proposed draft legislation.

Bach on a mountain: Wilderness experience informs faith at Wyoming Catholic College

Jul 16, 2023 / 07:00 am

Students at Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyoming, begin their academic careers with a long mountain trek that challenges them body and soul.

French lay group travels to build crosses and restore faith in Ireland

May 9, 2023 / 06:00 am

A lay Catholic movement that restores Catholic monuments in France is in Ireland May 5–13 to build crosses with the hope of restoring faith in that country.

United Nations equates Sandinista Nicaragua with Nazism

Mar 10, 2023 / 04:52 am

Amid ongoing reports of oppression of the Catholic Church and the Nicaraguan people under the regime of President Daniel Ortega, concerns grow about worsening persecution.