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Crippling disease brought this priest to the confessional – and then sainthood

Feb 6, 2016 - 12:00 pm .- Although St. Leopold is less recognizable than his Capuchin brother St. Pio of Pietrelcina, St. Leopold’s life is a moving testament to perseverance and faith despite lifelong physical ailments.

Catholics crowdsource in hopes of rescuing alleged St. Kateri relic

Jan 30, 2016 - 04:13 pm .- Catholic faithful are banding together to help rescue a possible relic of St. Kateri Tekawitha in a strange – and thoroughly modern – way: by using a crowdsourcing internet forum.

This sword-wielding Samurai just moved closer to sainthood!

Jan 23, 2016 - 04:02 am .- The martyrdom of a 16th-century Samurai who died for his Catholic faith was approved this week by Pope Francis, making the Japanese warrior one among nine other causes that advanced toward sainthood.

Soon to be saints? India's Christians killed in brutal 2008 massacre

Jan 5, 2016 - 04:41 pm .- The green light has officially been given to open the cause for sainthood of the nearly 100 Christians murdered in the Indian state of Odisha in 2008.

Dorothy Day had nothing to say to this theologian – or so he thought

Dec 27, 2015 - 09:35 am .- Ever since entering the Church 27 years ago, theologian Lance Richey had always known about the Catholic social activist Dorothy Day in passing.  

Priest who died on the Titanic could be on path to sainthood

Dec 22, 2015 - 05:26 am .- When the Titanic began to sink on April 15, 1912, Father Thomas Byles had two opportunities to board a lifeboat.

'Drinking with the Saints' – book encourages Catholic fellowship, good spirits

Dec 20, 2015 - 03:17 pm .- “I should like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings. I should like the angels of Heaven to be drinking it through time eternal.”

Coming soon: A new American saint?

Dec 15, 2015 - 04:14 pm .- Pope Francis yesterday authorized the Heroic Virtue of Brother William Gagnon, giving him the title of Venerable and launching him on the first step on the potential path to sainthood.

Tough, funny and fearless: A bold new take on women saints

Dec 10, 2015 - 12:01 am .- Maria Johnson has a scar behind her ear, a small memento from that time she leaped off her dresser, aiming for her bed – and missed, grazing the corner of her nightstand with the back of her head.

'A saint for our times' – the inspiring story of Chiara Corbella Petrillo

Dec 2, 2015 - 12:05 am .- Chiara Corbella Petrillo lived a short life.   

Apparently St. Martin de Porres only had two teeth when he died

Nov 5, 2015 - 12:08 am .- A new reconstruction of the face of St. Martin de Porres reveals that the Dominican brother had trouble eating toward the end of his life, due to the fact that he was missing most of his teeth.

Saints are contagious examples of everyday holiness, Pope says

Nov 1, 2015 - 05:48 am .- On the Solemnity of All Saints, Pope Francis said the mark of true holiness is living each day as a child of God, imitating both Jesus and the saintly individuals we encounter in the ordinary moments of life.

Why one Irish archbishop has a special devotion to the Little Flower family

Oct 16, 2015 - 02:53 pm .- As members of one Martin family are about to be canonized on Sunday, another Martin family prepares to celebrate in Rome.

A Mexican exorcist advances on path to sainthood – courtesy of the Pope

Oct 2, 2015 - 04:04 am .- Among the eight causes for sainthood advanced by Pope Francis is a Mexican exorcist who lived during the time of the Cristero War, and was mentored by as bishop that has since been canonized.

Jesus shows us the path to freedom, not success, Pope says

Sep 13, 2015 - 05:58 am .- The path Jesus takes as a humble servant isn’t easy, Pope Francis has said, explaining that to follow him doesn’t guarantee earthly success or honor, but rather true freedom and unity with God.

Is this the miracle that could canonize Mother Teresa?

Sep 11, 2015 - 01:20 pm .- The Vatican is studying the case of a Brazilian man inexplicably cured of brain abscesses – which could be the miracle that leads to the canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

Is this what Saint Rose of Lima looked like?

Aug 28, 2015 - 04:02 am .- The face of the first saint of the New World may be better known than ever, thanks to a team of scientists that has analyzed the skull of Saint Rose of Lima.

Meet Saint Nektarios – a philosopher, poet and miracle worker

Aug 5, 2015 - 04:01 am .- Buried in a hilltop monastery on a small Greek island, Saint Nektarios – one of the most widely known and venerated Greek Orthodox saints – draws thousands of pilgrims each year, and is known for his writings and miracles.

A fourth saint for the Little Flower family? Cause for Leonia Martin officially opens

Jul 3, 2015 - 06:26 am .- With a sister who is a Doctor of the Church and parents set to be canonized in October, Leonia Martin could be the fourth member of her family declared a saint as her own cause for canonization officially opens.

Pope Francis shares the secret of the saints: life in Christ's love

May 17, 2015 - 10:11 am .- Pope Francis canonized the Church’s four newest saints on Sunday, praising their loving witness to Jesus Christ’s Resurrection.

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