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Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, who died at the age of 24 in 1925, is beloved by many Catholic young people today for his enthusiastic witness to holiness that reaches “to the heights.”

12 amazing facts about the life of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

Jul 4, 2024

By CNA Staff

The young Italian who is expected to be canonized in the coming year became a popular role model soon after... Read more

The tomb of Blessed Carlo Acutis in Assisi, Italy.

Carlo Acutis: What did he die of and where is he buried?

May 28, 2024

By Diego López Marina

The news of the upcoming canonization of Blessed Carlo Acutis has people wanting to know about the circumstances of his... 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 27, 2024

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

Martyred by the Nazis, Dutch St. Titus Brandsma was a journalist who gave his life so that the truths of the faith would not be silenced.

The prayer of a holy journalist before dying for the freedom of the Catholic press

World Press Freedom Day is celebrated every May 3, drawing attention to the importance of free and independent news media. Read more

Father Augustus Tolton’s life was explored in an October 2022 episode of EWTN’s “They Might Be Saints.”

Illinois diocese creates Boy Scouts patch honoring Venerable Father Augustine Tolton

Mar 26, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The Catholic Committee on Scouting in the Diocese of Springfield announced the Venerable Father Augustine Tolton Activity Patch. Read more

"Cabrini" chronicles the early days of the American mission of Mother Cabrini, Patroness of Immigrants.

‘Cabrini’ celebrates the saint whose trust in Christ changed New York

Mar 6, 2024

By Joseph Pronechen

In movie theaters on March 8, “Cabrini” brings to life the late-19th-century New York City missionary work of the first... Read more

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


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

Jan 17, 2024

By Diego López Marina

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


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