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Pope canonizes hundreds of Italian martyrs

Pope Francis on Sunday canonized hundreds of fifteenth century Italian martyrs who died rather than renounce their Christian faith.  Read more

Pope Francis at a Papal Mass to celebrate Confirmation on April 28, 2013.

Pope warns against work that enslaves man

Marking the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, Pope Francis said at his General Audience this week that work should... Read more

St. Pius V.

Church commemorates Pope St. Pius V on April 30

A defender of Catholic doctrine and Christian civilization during the tumultuous 16th century, Pope Saint Pius V has his liturgical... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. John Lateran on March 29, 2013.

Jesus not found outside the Church, Pope preaches

Pope Francis said that people cannot be fully united to Jesus outside of the Church during a Mass to commemorate... Read more

Saint Fidelis.

Franciscan martyr St. Fidelis honored April 24

A former lawyer who left his profession to become a Capuchin Franciscan priest, Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen has his liturgical... Read more

St. Stanislaus of Krakow.

Polish patron St. Stanislaus of Krakow honored April 11

On April 11, the Catholic Church honors the memory of the 11th-century bishop and martyr St. Stanislaus of Krakow, who... Read more

St. Lea of Rome.

Consecrated widow St. Lea traditionally celebrated March 22

March 22 is the liturgical memorial of Saint Lea of Rome, a fourth-century widow who left her wealth behind, entered... Read more

Members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians from Hamilton County, Ohio.

Catholic group marks St. Patrick's love for the Irish

St. Patrick’s Day is a time to remember the saint's “tremendous love” for the Irish people, says the head of... Read more

St. Sophronius of Jerusalem.

Eastern Catholics pay tribute to St. Sophronius on March 11

A courageous leader of the Jerusalem Church during the Islamic conquests of the seventh century, Patriarch Saint Sophronius I has... Read more

Saint John Ogilvie

Catholics in Scotland to celebrate convert and martyr St. John Ogilvie

March 10 is the liturgical memorial of Saint John Ogilvie, a 16th- and 17th-century Scotsman who converted from Presbyterianism to... Read more

St. David of Wales.

Wales and England celebrate patron St. David on March 1

Among Welsh Catholics, as well as those in England, March 1 is the liturgical celebration of Saint David of Wales.  Read more

St. Flavian of Constantinople.

Patriarch St. Flavian's faithful witness honored Feb. 18

On Feb. 18, the Roman Catholic Church remembers Patriarch Saint Flavian of Constantinople, who is honored on the same date... Read more

Stained Glass Flower.

Welsh Church to honor courageous leadership of St. Teilo

Among Welsh Catholics, Feb. 9 is the liturgical memorial of Saint Teilo, a sixth-century monk and bishop who led the... Read more

Church remembers St. Paul's companions, Sts. Timothy and Titus

On Jan. 26, the Roman Catholic Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, close companions of the... Read more

St. Raymond of Penafort.

Lawyers' patron St. Raymond of Penafort commemorated Jan. 7

Saint Raymond of Penafort, a Dominican priest who worked to aid Christian captives during the era of the Crusades and... Read more

St. Clement of Alexandria.

St. Clement of Alexandria historically celebrated Dec. 4

Dec. 4 was once the traditional feast day of an early Christian theological author whose legacy is controversial, but who... Read more

St. Peter of Alexandria. CNA file photo.

Church remembers St. Peter of Alexandria, 'Seal of the Martyrs'

Local commemorations of the fourth-century martyr Saint Peter of Alexandria will take place on Nov. 25 and 26. Although his... Read more

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia. File Photo - CNA.

Archbishop Chaput: being a saint is the only thing that matters

At a conference on faith and evangelization, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia told participants that sanctity is the single... Read more

Cardinal Francis George celebrates Mass for the reopening of The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini in Chicag.

Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade

After being closed for 10 years, the reopening of the National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini in Chicago has... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at the Oct. 24, 2012 Wednesday general audience.

Pope: saints connect us with eternity, fullness of life

Pope Benedict said that the solemnity of All Saints should help people reflect on the link between the Church on... Read more