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A step closer to sainthood for Dorothy Day

Apr 20, 2016 - 11:34 am .- A new stage has begun in the process toward possible canonization for Dorothy Day, the founder of the Catholic Worker Movement.

Meet the 'Mother Teresa' of 14th century Rome

Mar 20, 2016 - 04:02 am .- Although she's not as well known outside of Rome, Saint Francesca Romana has been lauded as a woman whose charity and service to the poor rival those of the modern-day, soon-to-be saint Mother Teresa.

It's official – Mother Teresa will be canonized September 4

Mar 15, 2016 - 03:57 am .- After months of anticipation, the date of Mother Teresa’s canonization has finally been announced. It falls on Sept. 4, which this year will also mark a special jubilee for workers and volunteers of mercy.

Fight in Italy over saint's jewels 'completely misleading'

Mar 13, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- Reports that the valuable treasure of St. Januarius will be placed in the hands of the Vatican rather than the city of Naples are inaccurate, says a monsignor who oversees the assets.

Who was Elizabeth of the Trinity? The story behind a new saint

Mar 8, 2016 - 03:03 am .- Pope Francis acknowledged a miracle worked through the intercession of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, a Carmelite nun of the 20th century, paving the way for her canonization likely later this year.

This priest from Oklahoma was a martyr – here's his powerful story

Feb 18, 2016 - 03:02 am .- “Padre, they've come for you.”

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.

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