from ONE

A Sister’s Act
by Jacqueline Ruyak
(From ONE magazine July 2007)
Led by a retired nun, Hungary’s Basilians rebuild

A Georgian Revival
by Molly Corso
(From ONE magazine March 2007)
After Communism, Orthodoxy rebounds

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.

New Challenges in Eastern Europe
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East July 1990)
Although freedom has come – finally – to Eastern Europe, that freedom brings new challenges to Christians.

Under Mary’s Mantle
story and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine January 2007)
How Bulgarians are reviving their church

A New Start for Armenia’s Catholics
by John Hughes
photographs by Armineh Johannes
(From ONE magazine January 2006)
The church resurfaces after some 70 years of oppression

Alternative Lifestyles
text by Paul Rimple with photographs by Justyna Mielnikiewicz
(From ONE magazine September 2007)
Deep in the Caucasus, women are choosing lives of service

Holding on in Hungary
by Jacqueline Ruyak
photographs by Balazs Gardi
(From ONE magazine May 2006)
Greek Catholics preserve their traditions in the modern world

Profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine July 2009)
The Hungarian Greek Catholic Church

Men in Black
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1999)
Lviv Theological Academy plays a seminal role in post-Communist Ukraine’s struggle to forge a new identity.

Sprouts from the Ashes
text and photographs by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1999)
New life from old roots – the Russian Orthodox Church overcomes the challenges of post-Communist Russia.

The Resurrection of Solovetsky
text and photographs by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1998)
Founded in the 13th century, the Solovetsky Monastery, a refuge for saints and sinners alike, plays an integral role in Russian history.

Rebirth in Romania
text and photographs by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1998)
Greek Catholics in post-Communist Romania rebuild their once-outlawed church.

Russia’s Rocky Road to God
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1996)
Confused and unsure in their new post-Communist land, Russia’s Orthodox Christians turn to their church for guidance.

What a Magical Place!
text and photos by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1995)
A glimpse of history-heavy Prague.

Stories Washed Away by Time
text and photos by Bruno Pavan
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1994)
Romania’s cultural heritage is just beginning to catch the attention of art lovers around the world. In this article, we will discover how this heritage is fading.

A Phoenix Rises from the Ashes
by Peg Maron
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1994)
The church is free to operate in the former communist bloc. In this article we learn how some Americans are helping the church to flourish there.

New Challenges for Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue
by Ronald G. Roberson, C.S.P.
(From Catholic Near East January 1993)
Still reeling from persecution, Eastern Europe’s Latin Catholic and Orthodox churches inch cautiously toward mutual understanding.

Slovakia’s Greek Catholics
text and photos by Jacqueline Ruyak
(From Catholic Near East July 1993)
An update on the Greek Catholic faithful of this post-Communist country.

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.

A Life Transfigured
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East October 1991)
A thumbnail history of the colorful life of Princess Ileana of Romania.

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.

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.

Albania: Land of Sorrows
by John Sinishta
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1979)
Despite ongoing hardship, Albania and its Catholic spirit persevere.

from News

Help Syria, Pope Says; “Where There Is Suffering, Christ Is Present”
Catholic News Service (24 January 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Retired Cardinal Jozef Glemp of Warsaw, who served as primate of the Catholic Church in Poland during the final years of communism and during the restoration of democracy, died on 23 January at the age of 83.

In Their Homes, Hearts, Albania’s Faithful Defied Atheist Regime
Catholic News Service (2 September 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Walking to a cemetery on All Saints’ Day, watching television past 10 p.m., even slaughtering a kid goat on Easter were once so highly suspect in Albania, they would trigger neighborhood spies to tip off communist authorities.

from Blog Content

A Bishop Rebuilds
In nine years, Bishop Milan Šášik has worked to revive hundreds of parishes within the Carpatho-Rusyn Greek Catholic Church.

Picture of the Day: "Holy Russia's Soul"
In this photo taken in 1992, a young man attends Divine Liturgy at a Russian Orthodox church in Moscow. (photo: Richard Lord)

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: A Place of Healing
In this 2007 image, Father Giorgi Getiashvili, a priest at the Kvashveti Cathedral in Tbilisi, lights a candle at the Bodbe Church in Bodbe, Kakheti.

Picture of the Day: Where Prayer Prevails
Parishioners, clutching rosaries, attend a liturgy in the Catholic village of Azadan. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Picture of the Day: A Balkan Blessing on the Street
In Ohrid, Macedonia, a priest takes to the streets, blessing the faithful with holy water. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Armenia's Flourishing Faithful
The Soorp Badarak, or Divine Liturgy, is celebrated daily by the Mekhitarist community of Armenian Catholic monks. (photo: Onnik Krikorian)