Articles tagged: martyrdom

When the World's Statesmen Called for a Patron: 24 Quotes on Thomas More's Sainthood

history Philosophy

SPL Staff • August 14th, 2015

Listers, St. Thomas More is known as the "Man for All Seasons" - but he is also a man claimed by all ages. Exactly why Sir Thomas More became a saint is a question that seems to draw out competing philosophies. In the petition to have More declared a saint, the petitioners wrote, "He was a martyr... Read More →

4 Step Guide for Celebrating St. Stephen's Day

history Theology

SPL Staff • December 26th, 2014

Listers, Holy Mother Church provides us with the beautiful gift of the liturgical calendar, which draws us out of the world of time and into the realm of the sacred. By reminding us of the witness of the saints, the calendar gives us insight into the Christian life and points to the paradoxes of... Read More →

5 Reflections from the Early Church on Saints Peter and Paul

history Theology

SPL Staff • June 29th, 2012

Listers, on this Solemnity of St. Peter and Paul, it is important to reflect on what their martyrdom meant for the early church. Many modern day academics enjoy setting St. Peter and St. Paul in enmity with one another; however, the over emphasis of Galatians 2:11-14 by modern scholarship fails... Read More →
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