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Father Michael Niemczak at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, right before celebrating Mass at the altar of the famous image in September 2023.

U.S. priest brings more than 1,000 prayer intentions to Ulma family beatification

Sep 24, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Father Michael Niemczak made a pilgrimage to Poland to visit holy sites and attend the beautification of his relatives. Read more

Wiktoria Ulma with six of her children.

The Vatican says a newborn martyr had a ‘baptism of blood.’ What does that mean?

Sep 14, 2023

By Joe Bukuras, Andrea Gagliarducci

All nine members of the Ulma family, who were murdered by the Nazi regime for sheltering two Jewish families, were... Read more

Pope Francis gives his general audience address in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Sept. 13, 2023.

Pope Francis highlights life of service of Venezuelan blessed at general audience

Sep 13, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis on Wednesday presented the life of Blessed José Gregorio Hernández Cisneros as an example of the Gospel in... Read more

A portrait of the Ulma family was unveiled at their beatification Mass on Sept. 10, 2023, in Markowa, Poland.

Ulma family beatified on a ‘day of joy’ in Poland

It was the first time the Church has beatified an entire family at the same time. Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square for his Angelus reflection on Sept. 10, 2023.

Pope Francis: Addressing others’ wrongs ‘without rancor’ requires kindness, courage

Sep 10, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

Fraternal correction is “one of the highest expressions of love, and also the most demanding,” the pope said. Read more

Father Michael Niemczak.

Priest heads to Ulma family beatification: ‘Saintly figures so close to my family tree’

Sep 6, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Father Michael Niemczak, a priest from New Mexico and a relative of the Ulma family, plans to visit holy sites... Read more