Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

Light from the East

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has become one of the world’s most dynamic Catholic leaders under exceptionally challenging circumstances.

Good News After a Very Bad Year

Good things have been happening this past year, and as the Church heads into Holy Week it’s time to recognize some of them; to be grateful for the exemplary Catholics who make these important initiatives possible; and to pray for their flourishing in the future.

Icons on Ammo Boxes

Throughout the 20th century—the greatest period of martyrdom in history—persecuted Christians used the dross of this world to make religious artifacts. This deeply Catholic instinct for transforming what is dead or death-dealing into something life-affirming and life-giving continues today in Ukraine.

Eastern Catholics and the Universal Church

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church offers the world Church a living example of the truth that the only Catholicism that can attract 21st-century men and women to friendship with the Lord Jesus Christ and incorporation into his body, the Church, is Catholicism-in-full.


Ukrainian Greek Catholic Bishop Borys Gudziak’s extraordinary ministry has displayed graceful talent, electric energy, and the ability to make everyone around him do (and be) better.

In Ukraine, a Seismic Ecclesiastical Shift

The shifting templates of world Christianity do not often reshape the surface of world politics in the post-modern world. The creation of the autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine may well be an exception.

Shifting Tectonic Plates in Eastern Christianity

The recent decision by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to grant autocephaly to a unified Ukrainian Orthodox Church is perhaps the greatest shift in Eastern Christianity since Constantinople and Rome formally severed full communion in 1054.

Freedom Is Never Free

In Lviv, Ukraine, a vibrant church and an exceptional university being built are signs of hope in a world where the bad news sometimes seems to be all the news there is.

“Equilibrium” and Ignominy

It is long past time for a thorough reexamination of the default positions that govern thinking about Russia, Ukraine, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, and Catholic-Russian Orthodox ecumenical dialogue in the Holy See’s Secretariat of State and at the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

The Remarkable Life of Lubomyr Husar . . .

. . . from displaced person to Ukrainian national patriarch.