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Pope at canonization Mass: Prayer isn’t always easy, pray anyway

Oct 16, 2016 - 06:50 am .- On Sunday, Pope Francis canonized seven new saints in the Catholic Church, saying that prayer isn’t always a smooth path, but that like the saints, Christ supports us even when it is difficult.

The Vatican is changing how it verifies miracles

Sep 23, 2016 - 11:03 am .- Changes to the regulations for confirming alleged miracles during the causes of saints aim to preserve the scientific rigor of the examination and maintain its distinction from matters of theology, it was announced Friday.

Mother Teresa's unfulfilled wish: to serve the poor in China

Sep 5, 2016 - 02:14 pm .- It’s a little-known fact that near the end of her life, Mother Teresa went to China three times in order to establish her order there, but was “heartbroken” when her efforts failed because of the poor diplomatic relations between China and the Holy See.

What Mother Teresa's canonization means to the people of India

Sep 4, 2016 - 01:12 pm .- On September 4, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was officially declared a saint by Pope Francis. 

Pope Francis: Mother Teresa shows us our 'vocation to charity'

Sep 4, 2016 - 04:18 am .- More than just helping people in need, the Christian life must include the roots of charity, putting our entire lives at the service of Christ, as Mother Teresa did, Pope Francis said Sunday.

Mother Teresa has officially been declared a saint!

Sep 4, 2016 - 02:40 am .- Pope Francis on Sunday officially declared Mother Teresa of Calcutta a saint of the Catholic Church in front of thousands of pilgrims in St. Peter's Square – a move the entire world has been waiting for.

Pakistani Muslim: We should learn from Mother Teresa

Sep 3, 2016 - 11:21 am .- As the canonization of Bl. Mother Teresa of Caluctta draws near, the son of a leading Muslim philanthropist in Pakistan praised the nun’s example, recalling how his late father had admired her and believed in learning from her example.

Mother Teresa once made an incognito visit to a prison in Rome

Sep 2, 2016 - 06:29 am .- Twenty-two years ago, Mother Teresa of Calcutta quietly visited the Regina Coeli prison in Rome, and now, just days before her canonization, she has “returned” for another visit, thanks to the help of technology.

Mother Teresa’s canonization portrait – and what the artist thought of her

Sep 1, 2016 - 07:07 pm .- The canonization portrait of Bl. Mother Teresa, a copy of which will hang from St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, is meant to reflect her joy and her selflessness, said the artist.  

Vatican encourages works of mercy through new social media campaign

Aug 30, 2016 - 10:14 am .- In honor of all “workers and volunteers of mercy,” the Vatican is encouraging those who volunteer in different service opportunities to share their testimony on social media with the hashtag #BeMercy.

'I was sure that it was Mother Teresa who healed me'

Aug 30, 2016 - 03:04 am .- The Brazilian man who received the miracle allowing for Mother Teresa’s canonization has shared his story, saying he and his wife were ordinary believers who received an extraordinary sign of God’s mercy.

'Hello. My name is Mother Teresa. I just wanted to give you my card.'

Aug 25, 2016 - 03:54 am .- It happened on the most ordinary day, in the most ordinary of places.

Reflections on Mother Teresa from her 'Apostle of the Rosary'

Aug 23, 2016 - 03:29 pm .- Women’s rights activist Reggie Littlejohn is known for her fierce work fighting forced abortion and gendercide in China, often through grilling speeches given before the U.S. Congress and the United Nations.

Pope Francis approves new rules for financial oversight of saints' causes

Mar 10, 2016 - 03:47 pm .- Pope Francis has issued new guidelines for ensuring financial transparency in advancing causes of beatification and canonization, requiring both an administrator to oversee the process and annual budget checks.

Pope Francis: Imitate Saint Junipero Serra, be trailblazers for Christ

Sep 23, 2015 - 03:42 pm .- Pope Francis made history Wednesday by performing the first-ever canonization on U.S. soil, of St. Junipero Serra.

Could Mother Teresa be canonized during the Holy Year for Mercy?

May 19, 2015 - 10:15 am .- Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi has said that Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta could be canonized during the upcoming Jubilee for Mercy, although he clarified that no concrete plans have been made.

DC procession celebrates John Paul II's sainthood

May 14, 2014 - 02:06 am .- Several hundred people took part in a procession to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C., on May 11 in celebration of the canonizations of St. John Paul II and St. John XXIII.

Former Swiss Guard recalls John Paul II's love for humanity

Apr 27, 2014 - 03:07 pm .- The life of St. John Paul II was characterized by an intense love for both God and the human person, reflected a former member of the Swiss Guard who helped to protect the pontiff.

Parish named for John XXIII travels from Wis. for canonization

Apr 26, 2014 - 04:42 pm .- A pilgrim group from Roncalli Newman Parish in La Crosse, Wisc., has journeyed to Rome for the canonization of Pope John XXIII, whose baptismal name was Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli.

John Paul II remembered for influential love of youth, nature

Apr 26, 2014 - 09:11 am .- Pope John Paul II’s love for young people and nature was based on a profound understanding of the link that both bear to God, say organizers of a Colorado summer camp named after the late pontiff.

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