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From St Francis of Assisi to the Faithful: We Must be Simple Watch

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We must not be wise and prudent according to the flesh. Rather we must be simple, humble and pure. We should never desire to be over ... continue reading


Mom of Carlo Acutis says son led her back to the Catholic faith Watch

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While most Catholic mothers pray for their teenage sons, Antonia Acutis has the unique ability to pray to hers, the soon-to-be-beatified ... continue reading


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Vatican approves miracles for Fr. Michael McGivney and Bl. Charles de Faucauld Watch

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The Vatican on Wednesday promoted two Catholic figures on the path to sainthood. The first is Fr. Michael McGivney, the founder of the ... continue reading


Italian priest dies from COVID-19 after giving his ventilator to younger patient Watch

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An Italian priest has died after giving his ventilator to a younger patient whom he did not know. Fr. Giuseppe Berardelli, 72, was ... continue reading


St. Timothy's relics moved to Rome for Week of Christian Unity Watch

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The relics of St. Timothy are in Rome this week for veneration during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Vatican City, (CNA) - The ... continue reading


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


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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


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