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Mother Teresa and John Paul II, May 25, 1983.

11 quotes from the saints on love and relationships

Feb 14, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

In a culture where the family is attacked and love is often confused with lust, it can be hard to... Read more

This painting of St. Peter visiting St. Agatha was created by Federico Zuccari between 1597 and 1599 for the altar of Sant’Agata in the Milan Cathedral. It was directly commissioned by Milan native Federico Borromeo, a cousin of St. Charles Borromeo.

St. Agatha, the early Church martyr who tradition says was visited by St. Peter

Feb 5, 2024

By ACI Prensa

Agatha was ruthlessly tortured and martyred under the Roman Emperor Decius in the third century and credited after her death... Read more

Robin Franssen, 18, of Belgium, is a first-year philosophy student at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Learning from St. Thomas Aquinas, 750 years after his death

Jan 28, 2024

By Bénédicte Cedergren

St. Thomas Aquinas’ immortal thought continues to inspire and enlighten minds of all ages around the world. Read more

Pope Francis presides over Mass for the Sunday of the Word of God in St. Peter’s Basilica on Jan. 21, 2024.

Pope Francis: Return to God’s word rather than social media’s ‘violence of words’

Jan 21, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Speaking of the “immense power” that the word of God can unleash in people’s lives, Pope Francis encouraged us to... Read more

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Here are 5 Catholic practices to help strengthen your faith life in 2024

Jan 17, 2024

By Diego Lopez Marina

In the constant search for spiritual growth and connection to the sacred in everyday life, discovering new ways to strengthen... Read more

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10 saintly quotes to reflect on this Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2023

By Katie Yoder

The saints believed in giving thanks to God every day. In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, here are 10 quotes... Read more

John Henry Newman by Sir John Everett Millais.

U.S. bishops express strong support for proposal to name Newman a doctor of the Church

Nov 16, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Bishop Robert Barron was among several bishops who spoke passionately in support this week of a proposal to name St.... Read more

Detail of a mural showing Blessed Stanley Rother being welcomed into heaven at the new Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine in Oklahoma City.

What is the process for canonization? A guide for All Saints’ Day 

Nov 1, 2023

By Daniel Payne

On the day the Church celebrates the Church triumphant in heaven, we take a closer look at the formal process... Read more

The statue of Saint Wenceslas (Pomník svatého Václava) in the eponymous square in Prague, depicts Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia in Prague, Czech Republic, May 23, 2009.

A Christmas message in September: How ‘Good King Wenceslas’ inspired his people to follow God

Sep 28, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

We know him by the famous Christmas carol, but Wenceslaus I was known to be a man of deep faith... Read more

Mass at Sts. Martha, Mary and Lazarus Parish in Chicago.

Parish named for Sts. Martha, Mary, and Lazarus keeps the faith on Chicago’s South Side

Jul 29, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

A parish under the three siblings’ patronage celebrates unity as it marks the July 29 feast day of the three... Read more

The popular series first launched in 2022 is now back on the prayer app.

Hallow brings back popular ‘Saints in 7 Days’ series 

Jul 25, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The series on the popular Catholic prayer app, which first launched in 2022 and quickly became a fan favorite, has... Read more

Four men carry a statue of St. Bonaventure during a candlelight procession on July 14, 2023, in Bagnoregio, Italy, his birthplace, on the vigil of the saint's feast day.

PHOTOS: Birthplace of St. Bonaventure celebrates his feast day

Jul 15, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

For the citizens of Bagnoregio, Italy, the birthplace of St. Bonaventure, his July 15 feast is a solemn holy day... Read more

St. Pio of Pietrelcina.

Corpus Christi Sunday 2023: Inspiring words from the saints about the Eucharist

Jun 11, 2023

By Maisy Sullivan

Corpus Christi Sunday falls on June 11 this year. Read more

"Padre Pio," starring Shia LaBeouf, airs in theaters June 2, 2023.

New ‘Padre Pio’ film is a human look at the famous saint, filmmakers say

Jun 1, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Actor Shia LaBeouf says he leaned on the saint’s famous motto anytime things were difficult while making the film: Pray,... Read more

Rajesh Mohur pictured with Carlo Acutis on the day of his Confirmation

From Hinduism to Catholicism: How Blessed Carlo Acutis inspired a man to convert

May 30, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The son of a Brahman Hindu priest became a Catholic through young Carlo Acutis’ joyful witness to the Eucharist and... Read more

A man places his hands on the glass urn holding the remains of St. Pio in Pietrelcina, Italy, in 2016. St. Pio was found to be in a state of partial deterioration and partial preservation when his coffin was opened in 2008, but experts present at the exhumation have said there was no supernatural quality to what was preserved. Artificial preservation techniques have since been applied to conserve his body from further deterioration and a lifelike mask has been placed over his skull.

What is incorruptibility? Here’s what you need to know

May 25, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

According to Catholic tradition, incorruptible saints give witness to the truth of the resurrection of the body and the life... Read more

The tomb of St. Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938) in Łagiewniki, Poland.

42 years after a miracle at St. Faustina’s shrine, this couple’s trust in Divine Mercy is going strong

Apr 16, 2023

By Zoe Romanowsky

After Maureen Digan’s healing was accepted as the miracle for St. Faustina’s beatification, the Digan family has remained close to... Read more

Iona Abbey and nunnery, established 563 AD on the site of the monastery founded by St. Colmcille, also known as Columba.

St. Colmcille, the Irish saint who went into exile after copying a book

Dec 7, 2022

By Patrick J. Passmore

Born on Dec. 7 in the year 521, this patron saint’s name is etched across the Irish landscape; his legacy... Read more

A scene from “Digital Disciple: Carlo Acutis and the Eucharist” written by Philip Kosloski, the  founder of Voyage Comics & Publishing.

Carlo Acutis comic book: Meet the teenager who loved the Eucharist

Nov 27, 2022

By Katie Yoder

A new comic book that tells the story of Blessed Carlo Acutis, a young millennial who used his knowledge of... Read more

An illustration by Fabiola Garza (left) and the cover of Ascension Press' book, "Catholic Princess Saint Stories, Volume I."

Catholic publisher pulls book on princess saints after illustrator says it was her idea

Nov 22, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Ascension made the move following social media posts by illustrator Fabiola Garza. The company denies any wrongdoing. Read more