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The interior and side chapel of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Beloit, Kansas, which will house a first-class relic of St. Padre Pio starting Feb. 11, 2024.

Chapel housing first-class Padre Pio relic to open in Kansas this weekend

Feb 10, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The inaugural chapel, located inside St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Beloit, Kansas, opens Feb. 11. Read more

Sister María Antonia de Paz y Figueroa, whose religious name was María Antonia of St. Joseph.

Pope Francis to preside over canonization Mass of Argentina’s first female saint

Jan 10, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis next month will preside over the canonization Mass of the woman set to become Argentina’s first female saint,... Read more

Father Isaac Thomas Hecker founded the Paulist Fathers in New York City in 1858.

U.S. bishops vote to advance canonization cause of American priest Isaac Hecker

Nov 15, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The U.S. bishops voted Tuesday to advance the cause of beatification and canonization of Servant of God Isaac Thomas Hecker,... Read more

A candle of St. Jude

Why is St. Jude the patron saint of lost causes?

Oct 27, 2021

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

On Oct. 28, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Saint Jude, also known as Thaddeus, one of Jesus’ 12... Read more

The body of St. Pio of Pietrelcina at San Lorenzo fuori le mura, Rome, Feb. 3, 2016.

Father John Paul Mary: Overcoming an irrational fear of St Padre Pio

May 25, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Early in his priesthood, Father John Paul Mary Zeller, MFVA, employee chaplain of EWTN, had an ‘irrational fear’ of Saint... Read more

An image of St. Jean-Gabriel Perboyre from Wuhan, China courtesy of Dr. Anthony Clark.

China’s first saint was martyred on a cross in Wuhan

Apr 9, 2020

By Courtney Mares

China’s first canonized saint was martyred by suffocation on a cross in Wuhan, the epicenter of today’s coronavirus pandemic.  Read more

St. Jose Sanchez del Rio banner in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 16, 2016.

A lesson from one of the Church's newest saints

Oct 18, 2016

When we find ourselves weary from the troubles of life, we can find inspiration in the heroism of one of... Read more

French Revolution.

A martyr of the French revolution is almost a saint

Jun 22, 2016

In just two days in early September of 1792, approximately 1,200 people were slaughtered by revolutionaries in France.  Read more

Maximilian Kolbe, 1939.

Want to see the relics of St. Maximilian Kolbe? They're in the US right now

Jan 21, 2016

The major relics of Maximilian Kolbe, who was canonized by St. John Paul II, began an 8-month tour Jan. 15-17... Read more

St. Laura Montoya. Public domain image.

Religious sisters sue Colombian TV network for 'false' depiction of saint's life

Jul 30, 2015

An order of religious sisters in Colombia is suing a national television network for producing a series that it says... Read more

Pope John Paul II Visits United Nations.

Relic of Saint John Paul II makes pilgrimage to Cuba

Apr 14, 2015

Seventeen years after the historic visit of Saint John Paul II to Cuba, the Polish pope is returning to the... Read more

St Gregory of Narek.

Mystic, monk and poet – meet the newest Doctor of the Church

Feb 23, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones, Ann Schneible

St. Gregory of Narek – a tenth century priest, monk, mystic, and poet beloved among Armenian Christians – has become... Read more

Blessed Junípero Serra.

California bishops to Pope: Thanks for the new saint!

Jan 16, 2015

Two California bishops have voiced elation and gratitude at Pope Francis’ announcement that he will canonize Blessed Junípero Serra, OFM,... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during the Wednesday General Audience on April 23, 2014.

Pope Francis uses fast-track move to canonize first Sri Lankan

Sep 17, 2014

By Ann Schneible

Blessed Joseph Vaz will soon become Sri Lanka's first saint after Pope Francis Sept. 17 advanced his cause for canonization... Read more

St. Francis de Sales.

Book offers meditations based on Francis de Sales' letters

Jul 10, 2014

When Dr. Christopher Blum first read "Introduction to the Devout Life," he knew that he would be personally indebted to... Read more

Anthony of Padua.

Forensic experts attempt to reconstruct face of St. Anthony

Jun 13, 2014

The University of St. Anthony of Padua’s Anthropology Museum, together with a team of international forensic researchers, have attempted to... Read more


Puerto Rico layman could become second black saint from Americas

Dec 12, 2013

Pope Francis has approved the heroic virtues of Servant of God Rafael Cordero Molina, a layman from Puerto Rico who... Read more

Pope Saint John I

Martyrdom of Pope St. John I remembered May 18

May 12, 2013

On May 18, the Catholic Church honors the first “Pope John” in its history. Saint John I was a martyr... Read more


Catholic nurse executed by Nazis remembered in Rome

Mar 7, 2013

Blessed Maria Restituta, a Catholic nurse who was decapitated by the Nazis in March of 1943, was remembered for her... Read more

Our Lady of Lourdes.

Church recalls Our Lady of Lourdes apparitions on Feb. 11

Feb 10, 2013

On Feb. 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, recalling a series of 18... Read more