from ONE

Russia’s Fortified Tabernacles
by Michael J.L. La Civita with photographs by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine September 2008)
Exploring the spiritual and temporal bastions of old Russia

Emerging from the Catacombs
by Chorbishop John D. Faris, J.C.O.D.
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1998)
A discussion on the state of affairs of central and eastern Europe’s Eastern Catholic churches.

The Church in the Soviet Union
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
photos: U.S.C.C.
(From Catholic Near East January 1991)
Msgr. Stern visits the Soviet Union on a fact-finding tour that proves fruitful for all concerned.

Christianity in the Soviet Union
by Ivan Kauffman
(From Catholic Near East January 1990)
The Catholic Church in the Soviet Union is coming to life, thanks to a Soviet thaw.

Penniless, Bruised and Sick
story and photographs by Molly Corso
(From ONE magazine November 2008)
A network of Catholic clinics fills Georgia’s health care gap

profiles
text by Michael J.L. La Civita with photographs by Armineh Johannes
(From ONE magazine September 2008)
The Armenian Catholic Church

From Pravda to YouTube
text by Victor Sonkin with photographs by Julia Vishnevets
(From ONE magazine May 2011)
Christian media expand reach and influence in Russia

What’s Next for Ukraine’s Villages?
text by Mariya Tytarenko
(From ONE magazine March 2011)
Memories and traditions fade in Ukraine’s heartland

Orthodoxy Renewed
text by Victor Sonkin with photographs by Julia Vishnevets
(From ONE magazine March 2010)
Russia’s church wrestles with a changing society

Profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine November 2010)
The Orthodox Church of Estonia

An Ethnic & Religious Patchwork
photographs by Petro Didula
with text by Matthew Matuszak
(From ONE magazine March 2009)
The Crimea’s Jews, Christians and Muslims restore their homeland

Elizabeth to Elizabeth
by Eileen Reinhard
photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD November – December 2002)
Heroism as heritage for a Russian convent.

So Close, Yet So Far
text and photographs by Armineh Johannes
(From CNEWA WORLD July – August 2001)
The ruins of Armenia’s ancient capital of Ani are a stone’s throw from Ani Pemza village. Prosperity, however, is a long way off.

A Helping Hand for a War-torn Nation
by Father Witold Szulczynski, S.V.D.
photographs: Caritas Georgia
(From Catholic Near East May – June 2000)
Caritas Georgia comes to the rescue of the exhausted people of the former Soviet republic of Georgia.

The High Cost of Fidelity
by Bryon Lee Brindel
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1999)
The reborn Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, uncertain of its post-Communist role, searches for its place in society.

European Russia’s Latin Catholics
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1997)
Amidst a new religious freedom in post-Communist Russia, the Latin Catholic Church can minister openly to its faithful – and attract some new members.

Georgia on My Mind
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
photos by Angelo Brusco, O.S.Cam
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1994)
Excerpts from a report prepared by Msgr. Robert Stern on his April 1994 visit to the Republic of Georgia.

The Role of the Church in a New Eastern Europe
by Rev. Dr. Laszlo Lukacs
(From Catholic Near East November 1993)
A condensed excerpt from a paper delivered in May to members of the Catholic Press Association at its convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.

This Year, Moscow
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East November 1993)
A trip to Moscow unearths more questions than answers.

Russia’s Return to Orthodoxy
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East January 1992)
Russians rediscover their Orthodox roots.

Old Russia Transplanted
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East April 1991)
A community of Old Believers in Erie, Pennsylvania, maintains its unique Russian culture.

A Jewel Within a Jewel
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East January 1990)
A masterpiece of medieval Russian art, the icon of Our Lady of Vladimir, remains a powerful symbol for the Russian people.

Back to the Future
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East September 1990)
Helping the churches of the Soviet Union proves a challenge, for both these churches and those of the West.

When Living Means Leaving
by Claudia McDonnell
photos by Rev. Leon V. Kofod
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1980)
The plight of Afghans continues, but their faith is strong.

An Ecumenical Academic Endeavor
by Rev. Robert F. Slesinski
(From CNEWA WORLD January – February 2003)
Lay theology department in Belarus is evidence of a changed society

from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: A Fresh Start
A farmer brings peppers to sell at a wholesale market in Malatia, Armenia. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Picture of the Day: Redeemer Redone
The exterior of the restored Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer is as impressive as the original. (photo: courtesy of the cathedral's official site)

Picture of the Day: Russian Renaissance
Alexander and Margarita Mamin prefer to work on icons with their religious themes rather than papier-mâché boxes and plates with secular motifs, which the Soviets had insisted upon. (photo: Sean Sprague)