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3 New Saints: Jesuit Missionary, French Nun & Quebec's First Bishop
Last edited 4th April 2014

The Catholic Church has three new saints. Pope Francis approved their equivalent canonizations on Thursday. The Pope issued the decree after meeting with Card. Angelo Amato, the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.


Pope to Canonise 3 Saints in April by ‘Equivalent Canonisation’
Last edited 20th March 2014

Pope Francis recently told a group of Spanish bishops that he would canonize three saints by equivalent canonization on April 2, according to a report on a Spanish diocesan website.

Pope Francis: St. Joseph Helped Jesus Grow in Wisdom, Age and Grace
Last edited 19th March 2014

During his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflected on St. Joseph, whose feast day is today. The Holy Father dedicated his catechesis to St. Joseph’s role as guardian of the Holy Family, a role that is an example to both fathers and educators.


Solemnity of St. Joseph, Protector of Families - 19 March
Last edited 2nd April 2014

At Mass today, the purple is exchanged for white. We are celebrating a great Solemnity, the Feast Day of St. Joseph. God chose Joseph to be the husband of Mary and foster father of Jesus... and he can also be a special patron and protector for you. Watch this video reflection, as we place the protection of our families into the hands of St. Joseph.


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Theologians and Experts Reflect on the Life and Works of Álvaro del Portillo
Last edited 18th March 2014

The month of March marks 100 years since the birth of Álvaro del Portillo. The Pontifical University of the Holy Cross organized a conference to reflect on the life and works of the late prelate. For nearly 40 years, he worked alongside the founder of Opus Dei, St. Josemaría Escrivá, eventually succeeding him.

Happy Feast Day of St. Patrick - 17 March 2014
Last edited 20th March 2014

Did you know that St. Patrick was a victim of hijacking? During his captivity, he turned to God in prayer. As we celebrate the feast day of St. Patrick today, let us ask his intercession for the rescue and safety of those missing on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. St. Patrick, pray for them.


Vatican Approves Archbishop Fulton Sheen Miracle
Last edited 2nd April 2014

The Bishop of Peoria has rejoiced at a Vatican medical panel’s unanimous approval of a reported miracle attributed to the famous television personality and evangelist, Servant of God Archbishop Fulton Sheen.


Paul's Letter to the Australians
Last edited 27th February 2014

If St Paul wrote a letter to the young people of Australia today, what message might he like to impart and how would he make the gospel relevant to us now? We asked noted theologian and Pauline scholar Rev Dr Chris Monaghan CP, president of YTU, a college of the University of Divinity, based in Melbourne, to play the role of Paul. Here's that letter.

Theologians Approve Miracle Attributed to Pope Paul VI
Last edited 26th February 2014

A panel of theologians has approved a miracle through the intercession of Pope Paul VI, according to Vatican journalist Andrea Tornielli of La Stampa. The theologians examined the miracle for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, after a group of physicians had earlier attested that the incident—the healing of a California child who was expected to be born with severe brain damage—was medically inexplicable. The child, born in the 1990s, is now a healthy adolescent.

Francis of Assisi (1961) Movie Trailer
Last edited 17th February 2014

Visit this link to watch the movie trailer "Francis of Assisi" (1961). The wonderful true story of a lusty, fighting young adventurer who exchanged his sword for a cross and rose to glory..

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