from ONE

Opening Windows to the Divine
by Marlene Weisenbeck, F.S.P.A.
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1999)
Eastern Catholic religious sisters discover the power of the icon.

A Pilgrimage Through Eastern Europe
text and photographs by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East March 1993)
Excerpts from the editor’s journal, kept while on a January trip to Poland, Ukraine and Russia.

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.

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.

from News

Video: “First Take: Vatican”
Catholic News Service (16 June 2011)
Last weekend Pope Benedict made history when he held an audience with about 1,500 Gypsies. It was the latest event in the Vatican’s long effort to build pastoral bridges to the Gypsy populations as they face new forms of discrimination in Europe.

Pope Reaches Out to Europe’s Gypsies
Catholic News Service (14 June 2011)
Pope Benedict XVI prayed that the world’s Gypsies no longer be subjected to prejudice, oppression and rejection.

Ukrainian Primate Lauds U.S. Bishops
Catholic News Service (15 November 2011)
BALTIMORE (CNS) — The new primate for the world’s 8 million Ukrainian Catholics lauded the work of the U.S. bishops’ annual national collection to aid the church in Central and Eastern Europe.

Church in Belarus Perseveres
Catholic News Service (26 March 2012)
SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (CNS) — Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, a native of Belarus, told a Catholic high school audience how he “grew up in the Soviet Union in a time of persecution” and “now there is another type of persecution.”

Franciscan Martyrs Beatified in Czech Republic
Catholic News Service (17 October 2012)
PRAGUE (CNS) — Fourteen Franciscan priests were beatified in the Czech Republic, four centuries after they were tortured to death by Protestant forces in a Catholic monastery.

Hamas Order Threatens Catholic Schools in Gaza
Catholic News Service (23 January 2013)
WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — On a damp street in Warsaw, not far from St. Florian’s Cathedral, a tiny mattress lies on display behind a safety-glass window, installed at waist height on a dull gray wall.

World Offers Words of Hope, Joy to Pope Francis
Catholic News Service (14 March 2013)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic leaders worldwide expressed words of hope and joy in calling upon Catholics to come together as one body behind the papacy of Pope Francis.

from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: Timeless Love
An elderly couple dance at an event organized by a local social club. (photo: Andrej Bán)

Picture of the Day: The Effects of War
Each of these three women lost family members in Chechnya's Second Chechen War in 1999. They came to Georgia along with other refugees. (photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

An Archbishop Visits
Archbishop Raphael Minassian pays a visit to CNEWA's New York offices.

Picture of the Day: How Would You Like Your Eggs?
Markian Surmach, owner of Surma in New York City, shows off some of the store's pysanky. (photo: Erin Edwards)

Saving Georgia's Lost Children
ONE contributor Molly Corso discusses the plight of Georgia's street children.

Picture of the Day: Picturing Russia
An artist works on a painting of the Kremlin of Rostov Veliky, Russia. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Walking Astride a Subtle Line
ONE contributor Joost van Egmond discusses Kosovo's continuing ethnic tensions.

Picture of the Day: Remnants of Ukrainian Village Life
Olha Tomkiv, Daryna Palykh and Iryna Tomkiv come together for a family reunion. (photo: Petro Didula)

Take Five: Five Places You May Find CNEWA
Melodie Gabriel, of the CNEWA Canada office, describes 5 regions where CNEWA works in this week's "Take Five."

Picture of the Day: Young Pilgrims
Young Ukrainians travel on foot and on horseback for a pilgrimage from Lviv to Univ. (photo: Petro Didula)

What is CNEWA? [VIDEO]
A video that takes a look at some of the people and places CNEWA serves.

Take Five: 5 Recipes from CNEWA's World
Five recipes unique to the regions and cultures in "CNEWA's World."

Picture of the Day: In Armenia, Warming Up for the Future
The Boghossian Education Complex and Youth Development Center in Gyumri, Armenia, offer dance classes for orphaned youth. (photo: Nazik Armenakyan)

Confession over a Cup of Coffee
ONE contributor Mariya Tytarenko got to know many colorful characters.

Picture of the Day: First Fruits
While reporting on the restoration of a Russian cathedral in Moscow in 2003, journalist Sean Sprague encountered this local entrepreneur, preparing to sell apples.

Picture of the Day: Preservation and Prayer
Father Mezo hears confessions at Protection of the Virgin Mary Church in Nyírascád, Hungary (photo: Balazs Gardi)

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)

Page One: Headlines for 7/16/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Witnessing a Resurrection in Ukraine
Children take part in the dedication of the new cathedral in Ukraine. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: New Beginning in an Ancient Church
A young couple is married in the ancient Gelati Monastery church in Georgia. (photo: Michael La Civita)

Picture of the Day: “Keep Us All in Your Prayers”
Protesters gather around small bonfires lit throughout the main square in Kiev. (photo: Ken Nowakowski)

You Are There: A Video Visit to Armenia and Georgia
Michael La Civita and Thomas Varghese discuss their visit to Armenia and Georgia.

In Greece, “The General Mood is Sadness and Fatigue”
Don Duncan reports on the economic crisis in Greece in the Winter issue of ONE. Here, he gives additional insight into the country and its struggles.

A Family of Their Own
Five days a week, 40 senior citizens come to the Harmony Center to eat, browse and socialize in warmth and safety. (photo: Molly Corso)

Picture of the Day: Praying in Tbilisi
Georgian Orthodox believers pray during a service on 28 August to mark the Day of the Virgin Mary, commemorating her Assumption, at the Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition in Tbilisi, Georgia. (photo: CNS/Zurab Kurtsikidze)

Picture of the Day: Holidays With the Hutsuls
Four young carolers pose in their home-made costumes in front of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Kosmach, Ukraine. (photo: Petro Didula)

Page One: Headlines for 7/1/15
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: The Remote North
Kima Atoian lives with her children and six grandchildren in Armenia’s northernmost town of Ashotzk, where poverty and unemployment are prevalent. (photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

Picture of the Day: A Stroll in the Fresh Air
Residents of the St. Ann Nursing Home in northeastern Hungary, which opened its doors in 1997, go for a walk together. (photo: Tivadar Domaniczky)

Picture of the Day: Dawn’s Early Light
Greek Catholic Basilian Sister Imre Ágota begins the day behind her desk, planning. (photo: Tivadar Domaniczky)

Picture of the Day: Holding on to the Holy in Hungary
Greek Catholic women say a prayer in the Hungarian village of Nyírascád.

Picture of the Day: A Time for Feasting
At St. Mary’s, a Byzantine Catholic church in Kingston, Pennsylvania, parishioners make peroghi. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Picture of the Day: Melody in Harmony
A Georgian woman plays piano in the Harmony Center in Tbilisi.

Page One: Headlines for 4/19/17
Stories of interest for the day.