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St. Charbel. Public Domain, Wikipedia.

Phoenix mother: St. Charbel cured my blindness

When a Phoenix mother lost her eyesight due to a rare medical condition, she feared she would never be able... Read more

Father Paul Wattson.

In New York, Catholic convert takes a step toward sainthood

The Catholic convert who founded the Society of the Atonement, Father Paul Wattson, S.A., could be one step closer to... Read more

Ven. Margaret Sinclair.

Priest attributes 'miraculous' healing to Venerable Margaret Sinclair

A Glasgow priest says he firmly believes he survived a recent near-fatal health scare thanks to the miraculous intercession of... Read more

St Josephine Bakhita, former slave, is patron of trafficking victims

As human trafficking continues to be a supremely important issue during Pope Francis’ pontificate, with an estimated 20 million victims... Read more

Pope Francis washes the feet of migrants and refugees during Holy Thursday Mass March 24, 2016.

Pope points to Mother Cabrini as prime model in caring for migrants

On the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis pointed to St. Frances Cabrini as an example of how... Read more

Relics of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina and Saint Leopold Mandic at the Basilica of San Lorenzo Outside-the-Walls in Rome, Italy on February 3, 2016.

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

Although St. Leopold is less recognizable than his Capuchin brother St. Pio of Pietrelcina, St. Leopold’s life is a moving... Read more

Julia Greeley.

For the ex-slave who blessed Denver, a path to sainthood opens

Julia Greeley was born into slavery in Hannibal, Missouri. But her cause for sainthood was opened on Sunday in Denver,... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square on June 24, 2015.

The saints stand out – because they're happy, Pope Francis says

The saints of the Church have many different qualities, but one thing that unites them all is a sense of... Read more

Rhoda Wise. Courtesy of Rhoda Wise House and Grotto.

This Ohio mystic mentored Mother Angelica. Was she a saint?

Rhoda Wise, the mystic visionary and reputed stigmatic and miracle worker who played a key role in the life of... Read more

Statue of Padre Pio.

The modern – and little known – miracles of Padre Pio

Known around the globe as simply “Padre Pio,” Saint Pio of Pietrelcina has been called one of the “most active”... Read more

The heart of Padre Pio is coming to Boston. Yes, really.

The Capuchin keepers of the relics of the late mystic Padre Pio are sending the saint’s heart to Boston for... Read more

Official banner for Mother Teresa's canonization hangs on the facade of St. Peter's Basilica.

Mother Teresa has officially been declared a saint!

Pope Francis on Sunday officially declared Mother Teresa of Calcutta a saint of the Catholic Church in front of thousands... Read more

Mother Teresa in 1980.

Mother Teresa 'radically loved her neighbor'

Mother Teresa didn't try to solve all of the world's problems: she simply lived her life in radical service and... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at the Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 11, 2005.

In rare interview, Benedict XVI names his favorite saints

Since he resigned from the papacy over three years ago, Benedict XVI rarely gives interviews. In a recent exception, however,... Read more

Relics at St. Anthony's Chapel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Aug. 7, 2015.

Sale of saint relics on eBay sparks Catholic outcry

Ryan Scheel was shopping for a rosary on eBay when one listing caught him off guard.  Read more

Appearance of Jesus Christ to Maria Magdalena by Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, 1835. Public domain via Wikimedia.

Mary Magdalene – 'Apostle to the Apostles' – gets upgraded feast day

Faithful to the wish of Pope Francis, a new decree has bumped the liturgical celebration honoring St. Mary Magdalene from... Read more

The body of Saint Maria Goretti is venerated by the faithful at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. Photo by George Martell/Archdioese of Boston via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0).

Saint Maria Goretti calls us to be 'witnesses of forgiveness'

Pope Francis has marked the feast of the young martyr St. Maria Goretti by calling the faithful to follow her... Read more

Saints, martyrs and the cross – Archbishop Gomez on true freedom

As church leaders rallied U.S. Catholics to defend their faith against an increasingly antagonistic society and government, the relics of... Read more

This 400 year-old saint's story won big at a Rome film festival

When EWTN director James Kelty produced a film about the first Native American saint Kateri Tekakwitha, he didn’t know that... Read more

Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity.

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

Pope Francis acknowledged a miracle worked through the intercession of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, a Carmelite nun of the... Read more