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

Jan 20, 2013

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

Jan 6, 2013

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 2, 2012

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'

Nov 25, 2012

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

Nov 17, 2012

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

Nov 4, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Nov 1, 2012

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


Miracle could allow canonization of first Colombian-born saint

Oct 31, 2012

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 28, 2012

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

Oct 21, 2012

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

Oct 17, 2012

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

Oct 8, 2012

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

Oct 7, 2012

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

Oct 7, 2012

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

Sep 30, 2012

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

Sep 9, 2012

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

Sep 2, 2012

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

Aug 20, 2012

“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

Aug 19, 2012

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

Aug 8, 2012

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