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A statue of Bl. Charles de Foucauld in Strasbourg, France.

Pope Francis to hold consistory in last step before canonization of Bl. Charles de Foucauld

The Ordinary Public Consistory is the last step before the canonizations of seven men and women, including French missionary Bl.... Read more

A statue of St. Margaret of Castello at St. Patrick Church in Columbus, Ohio.

Pope Francis declares blind 14th-century lay Dominican a saint

Margaret of Castello was born blind and with a severe curvature of the spine in 1287. Read more

Alphabet saint book aims to introduce kids to heavenly friends

A new book for young children aims to both teach kids the alphabet and introduce them to new heavenly friends... Read more

The woman who lived for 60 years on the Eucharist alone

Servant of God Floripes de Jesús, better known as Lola, was a Brazilian laywoman who lived on the Eucharist alone... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address Nov. 1, 2020.

Pope Francis: The saints are 'authoritative witnesses of Christian hope'

On the Solemnity of All Saints, Pope Francis encouraged everyone to follow the model of the saints, who pursued virtue... Read more

The incorruptible body of St. Rita of Cascia (1381-1457).

Carlo Acutis raises question: What does it mean if a saint's body is 'incorrupt'?

The opening of the tomb of Carlo Acutis in Assisi has sparked interest in the phenomenon of incorruptibility. But what... Read more

Fr. Gabriel Richard. Public domain.

Sainthood cause being considered for priest who left ‘indelible mark’ on Michigan 

It is hard to overstate the impact Fr. Gabriel Richard, a French missionary priest, had on the state of Michigan... Read more

A stained glass image of St. Peter Claver in St. Aloysius church, Glasgow.

Who was St. Peter Claver?

September 9 marks the Feast of St. Peter Claver, a Jesuit priest who ministered to African slaves in Colombia in... Read more

Perseid meteor shower.

In August, watch this meteor shower named for a saint

Star-gazing might not be the first thing that comes to mind when Catholics think of St. Lawrence, the early Christian... Read more

View of Father Serra Statue and California Street from steps of Ventura City Hall.

California city will remove St. Junipero Serra statue from public grounds

The City Council of Ventura, California has voted to remove a statue of St. Junipero Serra from the grounds of... Read more

Carlo Acutis.

Mom of Carlo Acutis says son led her back to the Catholic faith 

While most Catholic mothers pray for their teenage sons, Antonia Acutis has the unique ability to pray to hers, the... Read more

Vice-Sergeant Salvo D'Acquisto. Public domain.

The policeman who might be a saint

With police brutality in focus around the world, one priest says it is important to remember a policeman who might... Read more

Matteo Farina (1990-2009).

Italian teen who died in 2009 declared ‘venerable’ by Pope Francis

Pope Francis Wednesday advanced the sainthood causes of five men and women, including an Italian teenager who died of a... Read more

Fra Angelico, “The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs” (c. 1423-24). Public domain.

'A Storybook of Saints' aims to showcase 'heroic witness' of saints

A new children’s book aims to tell the heroic stories of saints in a way that captures the interest, and... Read more

Skulls on a church shelf.

Bones found in church wall are 7th century saint, scientists say

Carbon dating confirmed that human remains discovered hidden in a church wall in 1885 are from the seventh century, and... Read more

Charlene Richard, Auguste “Nonco” Pelafigue, and Lt. Father Verbis Lafleur. Courtesy photo.

Will these Louisiana Cajun Catholics become saints? Diocese begins canonization cause

Three Cajun Catholics from the Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana are on their way to becoming canonized saints after an historic... Read more

Pope St. John Paul II in 1979.

The saints and blesseds of the 2010s

Since a new decade begins Jan. 1, CNA offers a look back at some of the men and women named... Read more

Pope Francis greets religious sisters at a general audience Oct. 30, 2019.

Pope Francis: 'Holiness is the true light of the Church'

Pope Francis said Thursday that the often hidden holiness lived out in everyday life is a true light within the... Read more

A nun venerates the relics of St. Teresa of Avila in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Is it weird that Catholics venerate relics? Here's why we do

“We are many parts, but we are all one body,” says the refrain of a popular '80s Church hymn, based... Read more

Pope St. John Paul II in 1979.

Polish bishops call for John Paul II to be named a doctor of the Church

The Polish Bishops’ Conference has asked Pope Francis to name St. John Paul II a patron of Europe and doctor... Read more