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Nov 19, 2018 - 07:46 pm .- Matteo Pio Colella was just 7 years old when he contracted a deadly disease. Doctors believed there was no hope for the boy, but he made a full recovery. His cure was the miracle that paved the way for the canonization of St. Padre Pio by Pope John Paul II in June 2002.
Nov 16, 2018 - 08:49 am .- The heart of St. Laurence O’Toole is again on public display six years after it was stolen, and 800 years after the death of the saint.
Nov 1, 2018 - 07:44 am .- If a Christian wants to reach heaven, he or she should ask themselves if they are living for the pleasures of the world, or if they are striving after holiness with all their strength, Pope Francis said on the feast of All Saints.
Oct 13, 2018 - 06:00 am .- Meet the seven people Pope Francis will officially recognize as saints of the Catholic Church on Sunday.
Aug 10, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- Star-gazing might not be the first thing that comes to mind when Catholics think of St. Lawrence, the early Christian martyr who was cooked to death by the Romans on an outdoor grill.
Jul 19, 2018 - 10:01 am .- Bl. Nunzio Sulprizio, who died at the age of 19 from bone cancer, will be declared a saint Oct. 14 during the Synod of Bishops on young people, faith, and vocational discernment, Pope Francis announced Thursday.
Jul 5, 2018 - 11:50 am .- Most mayors do not live in unheated monastic cells, deliver candy from Orthodox patriarchs to the pope, or become ambassadors for international peace. Giorgio La Pira was not like most mayors.
Jun 19, 2018 - 03:24 pm .- A relic discovered last year by a U.K. waste management company found a home Tuesday in London's Westminster Cathedral.
May 6, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- You know the old saying - one person’s trash is another person’s 2,000 year-old sacred bone fragment of an early pope.
Apr 28, 2018 - 07:11 am .- Faulty history, bad moral analysis and dubious voting advice are behind claims that several cherished Irish saints were involved in abortions, warn critics ahead of a key May 25 referendum that could repeal Ireland’s constitutional protections for the unborn.
Apr 23, 2018 - 04:13 am .- I-scream, you-scream, Pope Francis screamed... 'gelato!' on the feast of his patron saint, George, offering some 3,000 ice creams to homeless individuals served in Caritas soup kitchens and shelters around Rome.
Mar 7, 2018 - 05:17 am .- The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis has recognized a second miracle allowing five people on the path to sainthood to be canonized, the most prominent being Bl. Pope Paul VI and Bl. Oscar Romero.
Feb 6, 2018 - 10:15 am .- On Tuesday the Congregation for the Causes of Saints approved the second miracle needed for the canonization of Blessed Pope Paul VI, allowing his canonization to take place, possibly later this year.
Dec 24, 2017 - 06:05 am .- Chiara Corbella Petrillo lived a short life. She met her husband Enrico Petrillo at age 18, became the mother of three children, and died at the age 28.
Dec 23, 2017 - 02:00 pm .- “There will be saints among the children.”
Dec 16, 2017 - 12:53 pm .- The relics of Christian saints and blesseds deserve special care and their authenticity must be certified by the Church, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints has said.
Dec 6, 2017 - 02:43 am .- Scientists at a university in Liverpool recently unveiled what they say is the most realistic portrait ever created of St. Nicholas of Myra, the popular 4th Century bishop best known as the inspiration for the modern-day figure of Santa Claus.
Dec 5, 2017 - 07:00 pm .- While he was alive, St. Francis Xavier never got to ride in an airplane. They would not be invented for 400 more years after his death. But now, his severed arm will get to take a trip across Canada in its very own seat.
Nov 2, 2017 - 03:03 am .- Nestled in Rome just outside the Vatican, a small unassuming museum dedicated to the souls in Purgatory displays simple items such as prayer books and clothing.
Nov 1, 2017 - 03:02 am .- “We are many parts, but we are all one body,” says the refrain of a popular '80s Church hymn, based on the words of 1 Cor. 12:12.