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Mama Irene. Photo

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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!

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

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

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

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

“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?

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

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

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

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

Relics of St. Therese of Lisieux and her parents Louis and Zelie Martin 1 at St. Mary Major`s Basilica in Rome, Italy, Oct. 16, 2015.

Why one Irish archbishop has a special devotion to the Little Flower family

As members of one Martin family are about to be canonized on Sunday, another Martin family prepares to celebrate in... Read more

A Mexican exorcist advances on path to sainthood – courtesy of the Pope

Among the eight causes for sainthood advanced by Pope Francis is a Mexican exorcist who lived during the time of... Read more

Crowds gathered for the Mass canonizing Saint Junipero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 2015.

Saint Junipero Serra's canonization an 'exciting time to be a Catholic'

Last week's Mass for the Canonization of Saint Junipero Serra, said by Pope Francis, proved to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass for the canonization of Saint Junipero Serra at Washington D.C.'s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Sept. 23, 2015.

Pope Francis: Imitate Saint Junipero Serra, be trailblazers for Christ

Pope Francis made history Wednesday by performing the first-ever canonization on U.S. soil, of St. Junipero Serra.  Read more

Pope Francis celebrates New Year's Day Mass for the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God on Jan. 1, 2015.

Jesus shows us the path to freedom, not success, Pope says

The path Jesus takes as a humble servant isn’t easy, Pope Francis has said, explaining that to follow him doesn’t... Read more