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St. Lawrence the Deacon and the Vocation of Catholic Deacons

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I often write or speak about the challenges we face in this time of crisis engulfing both the Church and the Nation. Western culture is ... continue reading

Honoring St Benedict and the Role of Monks in the Church

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I spent 21 months in a Benedictine monastery shortly after coming home to the Church as a young man. There, I began what has become a ... continue reading

Vatican Establishes Commission to Preserve Testimonies of Christian Martyrs in the Modern Era

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The Vatican made an announcement on Wednesday, revealing the creation of a commission dedicated to researching and documenting the stories ... continue reading

Pope Francis Advances Cause for Sainthood of Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange

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In a significant step toward canonization, Pope Francis has officially recognized the heroic virtue of Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange, a Black ... continue reading

St. Thomas More and the Crisis we Face

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The United States of America is in a spiraling crisis. Some insist we are only in an economic and international crisis. In doing so, ... continue reading

Justin the Martyr is a Model for Our Mission

Image of Justin Martyr was put to death for his faith, and in so doing became a saintly inspiration for Christian witness.

One has only to open social media or any other source of news to discover the obvious. Our Society is in a serious moral decline. Many ... continue reading

Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster found Incorrupted

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Pilgrims flock to a remote Benedictine monastery in rural Missouri following the stunning discovery that the exhumed remains of Sister ... continue reading

Surfer Guido Schaffer Closer to Sainthood

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Guido Schaffer, a seminarian, doctor, and avid surfer from Brazil, has been recognized for his heroic virtue by Pope Francis. In a decree ... continue reading

Pope Francis Hails St. Francis Xavier as 'The Greatest Missionary of Modern Times.'

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During his general audience on May 17, Pope Francis emphasized the significance of St. Francis Xavier as a role model for sharing the ... continue reading

Petition Launched for the Beatification of Fulton Sheen

Image of Archbishop Fulton Sheen may soon be recognized as a Saint by the Vatican. But to be clear, it is God, not people, who makes saints.

A global petition has been launched urging the Vatican to move forward with the beatification of Ven. Abp. Fulton J. Sheen. The petition, ... continue reading

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