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Christian Saints & Heroes

Vatican official highlights confession on All Saints, All Souls Day Watch

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It is fitting for Catholics to go to confession on All Saints Day and All Souls Day, and to pray for the dead, the head of the Apostolic ... continue reading


Canonization cause opens for Australian woman who was a 'champion' of human dignity Watch

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On Wednesday, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP of Sydney announced the opening of the cause of canonization for Eileen O'Connor, a young ... continue reading



What Cardinal Newman can teach the modern world about freedom of conscience Watch

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The writings of newly-canonized St. John Henry Newman offer important reflections for contemporary society on freedom of conscience and the ... continue reading


This princess saint was not Harry Potter's owl: St. Hedwig of Silesia Watch

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Readers who find this story through a search engine probably were looking for information about Hedwig, Harry Potter's snowy owl. Wroclaw, ... continue reading


These are the four women being canonized with John Henry Newman Watch

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Pope Francis will canonize four women alongside John Henry Newman this Sunday. These women -- a stigmatist, a mystic, a Roman orphan, and ... continue reading


Will the real St. Francis please stand up? Watch

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St. Francis of Assisi is widely known for his life of poverty and love of creation. But there's a lesser known side to the friar as well a ... continue reading



This secular Franciscan lived among lepers. Could he become Zimbabwe's first saint? Watch

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British-born John Bradburne, who died in Zimbabwe 40 years ago, could be on his way to becoming the country's first canonized saint. ... continue reading


Padre Pio carried Christ crucified in his flesh, Capuchin minister general says Watch

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Padre Pio, who had the physical marks of Christ's passion on his body, showed Christ crucified to the world, Minister General Fr. Roberto ... continue reading


Robert Bellarmine, the saint who defended the Church with charity Watch

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St. Robert Bellarmine, whose feast is celebrated Sept. 17 on the General Roman Calendar, was a Jesuit and a cardinal who used his ... continue reading


Irish Church confirms miracle at Knock Watch

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The Church in Ireland has confirmed that a woman with multiple sclerosis was miraculously healed in 1989 following a visit to the Marian ... continue reading


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