The massive movement of women and children fleeing Russian bombardments in Eastern Ukraine has led hundreds of thousands of them to Lviv, less than 50 miles from the Polish border.
Ukrainian Catholic Church
Throughout History, Ukrainian Catholics Have Been a ‘Church of Martyrs’
When news broke that Vladimir Putin had ordered the Russian troops to invade Ukraine, Deacon Daniel Galadza was in Rome, taking part in a conference at the Vatican’s Congregation for Eastern Churches.
U.S. Seminarian Who Taught in Ukraine Urges Prayers for Peace
Stephen Coutcher, a Rhode Island seminarian who spent the summer of 2018 teaching English in Ukraine, urged those who feel helpless about the current situation there to pray for peace.
Pope Phones Ukrainian Archbishop, Offers Encouragement, Prayers
As Russian troops approached Ukraine’s capital, Pope Francis phoned the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, offering his encouragement and promising, “I will do everything I can” to help.
Ukrainian Pastor in New Jersey Fears for Family’s Safety, Homeland’s Future
There is a tremor in his voice when Redemptorist Father Taras Svirchuk speaks about the situation in Ukraine.
Despite Invasion, Nuns Say They’ll Remain in Ukraine to Serve the People
Women religious in Ukraine are facing Russia’s full-scale invasion of that nation with determined faith and a commitment to service.
Ukrainian Americans Urge Prayer, Support for Homeland After Russian Invasion
On Wednesday, Archbishop Borys Gudziak spent time in Lisieux, France, at the grave of St. Thérése, praying for Ukraine and for Russian President Vladamir Putin’s conversion, so that Russia and the rest of the world could be free of his tyranny.
Students at Maryland Catholic School Reach Out to Counterparts in Ukraine
Students at a Catholic school in southern Maryland are writing letters to their counterparts in Ukraine to offer their prayers and support.
Where to Give to Help Ukraine
Various Catholic agencies are collecting donations to aid with the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, as people flee to escape Russian bombing and shelling. Here are some places to donate. This list is not exhaustive.
Bishop Brennan Prays for Peace in Ukraine
The Diocese of Brooklyn’s Bishop Robert Brennan prayed for peace in Ukraine during a broadcasted Mass at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Prospect Heights, Feb. 24.