Bishop Ford’s Life Was Defined by Compassion

To his final days, Bishop Francis Xavier Ford MM was a faithful witness of the presence of God in his humble servant and the Lord continues to offer that grace to all who are willing to confide in the Spirit’s presence in their lives.

Communist China’s Complicated History With Catholic Church

There have been Catholics in China since the Tang Dynasty in the 8th Century. But China has had a complicated relationship with the church — especially over the past 71 years when Communists have controlled the country.

The Long Road to Sainthood

The journey to sainthood in the Catholic Church involves several steps that can take many years.

Tablet Talk Jan 12

Manganos Mark 75 Years of Marital Bliss; 2019 Men’s Vocation Retreat with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio; Bishop Francis Xavier Ford Guild;
Camp Fatima for boys and Camp Bernadette for girls; A Pancras Christmas Season

Politics in China Could Delay Canonization of Bishop Ford

A couple of months ago, I thought it was a slam dunk that Bishop Francis X. Ford would soon be beatified and on his way to canonization. But with recent developments in the Church in Communist China, I think the timeline may be longer.

Bishop Francis X. Ford – Quintessential Missionary

While an observance of the 100th anniversary of the ordination to the priesthood of the late Bishop Francis X. Ford, M.M., was being celebrated, his colleagues at Maryknoll were excited about the prospects of his being canonized a saint.