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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'

Jul 6, 2016

By Ann Schneible

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

Jul 5, 2016

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

Jun 28, 2016

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

Jun 21, 2016

By Carl Bunderson

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

Tapestries of St. Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary and St. Maria Elizabeth Hesselblad during their June 5, 2016, canonization Mass in St. Peter's Square.

New saints show the power of Jesus' resurrection, Pope Francis says

Jun 5, 2016

By Elise Harris

St. Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary and St. Maria Elizabeth Hesselblad are key examples of how to unite oneself to... Read more

Mama Irene. Photo

A goodbye to 'Mama Irene,' the woman who adopted 58 kids

Jun 1, 2016

Irene Bertoni was 18 years-old during World War II. And it was at this tumultuous time that she discovered God's... Read more

Dorothy Day.

A step closer to sainthood for Dorothy Day

Apr 20, 2016

A new stage has begun in the process toward possible canonization for Dorothy Day, the founder of the Catholic Worker... Read more

Inside St. Frances of Rome Church 8 in Rome, Italy on March 9, 2016.

Meet the 'Mother Teresa' of 14th century Rome

Mar 20, 2016

By Elise Harris

Although she's not as well known outside of Rome, Saint Francesca Romana has been lauded as a woman whose charity... Read more

Mother Teresa around the year 1994.

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

Mar 15, 2016

By Elise Harris

After months of anticipation, the date of Mother Teresa’s canonization has finally been announced. It falls on Sept. 4, which... Read more

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

Mar 13, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci, Mary Farrow

Reports that the valuable treasure of St. Januarius will be placed in the hands of the Vatican rather than the... Read more

St. Kateri reliquary. Photo courtesy of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Conservation Center.

Catholics crowdsource in hopes of rescuing alleged St. Kateri relic

Jan 30, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

Catholic faithful are banding together to help rescue a possible relic of St. Kateri Tekawitha in a strange – and... Read more

Samurai.

This sword-wielding Samurai just moved closer to sainthood!

Jan 23, 2016

The martyrdom of a 16th-century Samurai who died for his Catholic faith was approved this week by Pope Francis, making... Read more

Indian Women.

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

Jan 5, 2016

By Elise Harris

The green light has officially been given to open the cause for sainthood of the nearly 100 Christians murdered in... Read more

Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and Catholic convert circa 1916.

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

Dec 27, 2015

By Hillary Mast

Ever since entering the Church 27 years ago, theologian Lance Richey had always known about the Catholic social activist Dorothy... Read more

The Titanic Sinking.

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

Dec 22, 2015

When the Titanic began to sink on April 15, 1912, Father Thomas Byles had two opportunities to board a lifeboat.  Read more

Drinking with the Saints. Edited photo. Courtesy of Michael Foley.

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

Dec 20, 2015

By Mary Farrow

“I should like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings. I should like the angels of Heaven... Read more

Coming soon: A new American saint?

Dec 15, 2015

Pope Francis yesterday authorized the Heroic Virtue of Brother William Gagnon, giving him the title of Venerable and launching him... Read more

"My Badass Book of Saints" book cover. Courtesy of Maria Morera Johnson.

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

Dec 10, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Maria Johnson has a scar behind her ear, a small memento from that time she leaped off her dresser, aiming... Read more

Reconstructed face of St. Martin de Porres.

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

Nov 5, 2015

A new reconstruction of the face of St. Martin de Porres reveals that the Dominican brother had trouble eating toward... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his general audience June 24, 2015.

Saints are contagious examples of everyday holiness, Pope says

Nov 1, 2015

By Elise Harris

On the Solemnity of All Saints, Pope Francis said the mark of true holiness is living each day as a... Read more