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Miracle could allow canonization of first Colombian-born saint

A second miracle confirmed on June 14 by doctors appointed by the Vatican's Congregation for the Causes of Saints could... Read more

A statue of St. Wolfgang.

Halloween coincides with feast of missionary bishop St. Wolfgang

Oct. 31, though best known as the Vigil of the Solemnity of All Saints (All Hallows’ Eve) in the Western... Read more

St. John of Capistrano.

Oct. 23 marks feast of military chaplains' patron St. John of Capistrano

On Oct. 23, the Catholic Church celebrates the life of Saint John of Capistrano, a Franciscan priest whose life included... Read more


Saints are example for how to evangelize, Cardinal Amato says

The head of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints declared saints the “indispensable protagonists” of the New Evangelization, which... Read more


Italy's oldest Capuchin friar reflects on following St. Francis

As Catholics around the world celebrated the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct.4, the oldest Capuchin friar in... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI named St. John of Avila and St. Hildegard of Bingen Doctors of the Church in an outdoor ceremony before Mass on October 7, 2012.

Pope Benedict creates two new Doctors of the Church

Pope Benedict XVI has named two new Doctors of the Church: the 16th century Spanish priest St. John of Avila... Read more

Saint John Leonardi.

Pharmacists' patron St. John Leonardi celebrated Oct. 9

On Oct. 9, the Catholic Church honors the memory of Saint John Leonardi, who studied to become a pharmacist but... Read more

 Saint Bruno of Cologne.

Church remembers Carthusian monastic founder St. Bruno Oct. 6

On Oct. 6, the Catholic Church commemorates Saint Bruno of Cologne, founder of the Carthusian order of monks who remain... Read more

Saint Paphnutius of Egypt.

Egyptian monk and bishop St. Paphnutius celebrated on Sept. 11

On Sept. 11, the Catholic Church honors Saint Paphnutius, an Egyptian monk who became a bishop, endured torture for the... Read more

St. Clodoald also known as St. Cloud.

Church remembers priest-monk St. Cloud on Sept. 7

On Sept. 7, the Catholic Church honors the memory of Saint Clodoald, popularly known as Saint Cloud, who escaped from... Read more

A younger Augustine and his mother, Monica, in a scene from Restless Heart-The Confessions of Augustine.

St. Augustine premieres on the big screen

“Restless Heart,” a feature film about the famous theologian St. Augustine of Hippo, is now available for sponsored theatrical screenings... Read more

Pope St. Pius X.

Memorial of Pope St. Pius X celebrated Aug. 21

On Aug. 21, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast day of Pope Saint Pius X, known for opposing doctrinal errors,... Read more

Pope Benedict holds a general audience in August 2011 at the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo.

Pope explains St. Dominic's nine ways of prayer

On the Feast of St. Dominic, Pope Benedict XVI praised the founder of the Order of Preachers as “a man... Read more

St. Juan Diego.

Cardinal lauds St. Juan Diego for imparting the faith to Mexico

Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City praised the 14th century saint Juan Diego for teaching the Catholic faith to... Read more

Saint Peter Chrysologus.

Church to honor 'Doctor of Homilies' on July 30

On July 30, the Catholic Church celebrates Saint Peter Chrysologus, a fifth-century Italian bishop known for testifying courageously to Christ's... Read more

Saint Charbel Makhlouf.

Lebanese hermit St. Charbel remembered July 24

On July 24, the Catholic Church celebrates the life of St. Charbel Makhlouf, a Maronite Catholic priest, monk, and hermit... Read more

Saint Camillus de Lellis.

Nursing patron St. Camillus de Lellis celebrated this week

On July 18 the U.S. Catholic Church celebrates the feast day of Saint Camillus de Lellis, who turned from his... Read more

Saint Benedict of Nursia.

Western monastic patron St. Benedict celebrated July 11

On July 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Saint Benedict of Nursia, the sixth-century abbot who gave Christian... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI.

Pope upholds Saints Peter, Paul as witnesses of Christian brotherhood

Pope Benedict XVI reflected that St. Peter and St. Paul are prime examples of the brotherhood that all Christians should... Read more

St. Paulinus of Nola.

Church remembers poet-bishop St. Paulinus of Nola on June 22

On June 22, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Paulinus of Nola, who gave up his life in politics to become... Read more