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Pope Francis smiles during an encounter in St. Peter's Square Oct. 14, 2017.

Pope on All Saints' Day: Live for heaven, not the world

Nov 1, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

If a Christian wants to reach heaven, he or she should ask themselves if they are living for the pleasures... Read more

Banners depicting each of the new saints on dispaly at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

The Seven in Heaven: Meet the new saints to be canonized this weekend

Oct 13, 2018

By Jonah McKeown

Meet the seven people Pope Francis will officially recognize as saints of the Catholic Church on Sunday.  Read more

Bl. Nunzio Sulprizio.

19th-century Italian teen to be canonized during youth Synod

Jul 19, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bl. Nunzio Sulprizio, who died at the age of 19 from bone cancer, will be declared a saint Oct. 14... Read more

Giorgo La Pira. Public domain

‘Holy mayor’ Giorgio La Pira takes next step to sainthood

Jul 5, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Most mayors do not live in unheated monastic cells, deliver candy from Orthodox patriarchs to the pope, or become ambassadors... Read more

James Rubin, owner of Enviro Waste, presents the relic of St Clement to Archbishop George Stack of Cardiff at the Lady Chapel of Westminster Cathedral, June 19, 2018.

Relic of St Clement found in trash settles into Westminster Cathedral

Jun 19, 2018

A relic discovered last year by a U.K. waste management company found a home Tuesday in London's Westminster Cathedral.  Read more

The Basilica of San Clemente al Laterano in Rome.

London waste company discovers relic of St Clement in the trash

May 6, 2018

By Mary Farrow

You know the old saying - one person’s trash is another person’s 2,000 year-old sacred bone fragment of an early... Read more

Celtic cross.

Did Irish saints perform abortions? Don’t believe it, scholars say

Apr 28, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Faulty history, bad moral analysis and dubious voting advice are behind claims that several cherished Irish saints were involved in... Read more

Pope Francis during his June 7, 2017, Wendesday general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Francis shares a sweet treat with Rome's poor for feast of St. George

Apr 23, 2018

By Elise Harris

I-scream, you-scream, Pope Francis screamed... 'gelato!' on the feast of his patron saint, George, offering some 3,000 ice creams to... Read more

Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero pose together in an undated file photo. Photo courtesy of Oficina de Canonizacion de Mons. Oscar Romero.

It's official: Paul VI and Oscar Romero will be canonized

Mar 7, 2018

By Elise Harris

The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis has recognized a second miracle allowing five people on the path to sainthood... Read more

Pope Paul VI.

Vatican congregation approves miracle, opening door to Paul VI’s canonization

Feb 6, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Tuesday the Congregation for the Causes of Saints approved the second miracle needed for the canonization of Blessed Pope... Read more

Servant of God Chiara Corbella Petrillo. Photo Courtesy of Christian Gennari/

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

Dec 24, 2017

Chiara Corbella Petrillo lived a short life. She met her husband Enrico Petrillo at age 18, became the mother of... Read more

Brendan Kelly meets Pope John Paul II. Courtesy of TANbooks.

What the littlest children can teach us about suffering

Dec 23, 2017

By Mary Farrow

“There will be saints among the children.”  Read more

St. Anthony's Chapel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has the largest collection of relics outside of Rome. August 7, 2015.

Treat saints' relics right, says new Vatican directive

Dec 16, 2017

The relics of Christian saints and blesseds deserve special care and their authenticity must be certified by the Church, the... Read more

A 17th-century Japanese depiction of St. Francis Xavier, from the Kobe City Museum collection.

Why is St. Francis Xavier's arm flying across Canada?

Dec 5, 2017

By Mary Farrow

While he was alive, St. Francis Xavier never got to ride in an airplane. They would not be invented for... Read more

Mass was held in St. Peter's Square for the canonization of 35 new saints Oct. 15, 2017.

Pope at canonization Mass: God never stops inviting us to the heavenly banquet

Oct 15, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Sunday, Pope Francis canonized 35 new saints in the Catholic Church, saying that no matter how often we reject... Read more

Sor Maria.

Did this Spanish nun bi-locate to Texas? Vatican aims to find out

Sep 14, 2017

By Mary Farrow

 In the 1620s, while the pilgrims were landing on Plymouth Rock and having the first Thanksgiving, the Jumano tribe in... Read more

California's first Catholic school sparks controversy by removing statues

Aug 29, 2017

By Mary Farrow

Parents are concerned after a California Catholic school has removed several religious statues from its campus in an effort to... Read more

Padre Pio.

St. Padre Pio's relics are touring the US!

Aug 28, 2017

Relics of St. Padre Pio will soon be touring the United States, with stops at a number of dioceses during... Read more

Roberto Clemente statue in Pittsburgh.

No, Pope Francis did not beatify Roberto Clemente

Aug 18, 2017

Sports fans in the U.S. and beyond may be disappointed to learn that reports of baseball Hall-of-Famer Roberto Clemente being... Read more

St. Barbara of the Tunnels? These Glasgow workers have a special devotion

Aug 13, 2017

Workers building a three-mile tunnel under the streets of Glasgow, Scotland have a special patron, and a statue of her... Read more