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Pope Says He Will Canonise Blessed Junipero Serra in Washington
Last edited 19th January 2015

Pope Francis said his September trip to the U.S. will take him to Philadelphia, New York and Washington - where he intends to canonise Blessed Junipero Serra - but probably no other stops. Pope Francis made his remarks Jan. 19, in an hourlong news conference with reporters accompanying him back to Rome from a weeklong trip to Asia.

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Pope Francis Canonises Sri Lanka's First Saint
Last edited 14th January 2015

Sri Lankan Catholics joyfully welcomed Pope Francis with traditional dances, as he arrived to the park where he was to give their country its first Saint, Joseph Vaz. In his homily, Pope Francis stressed that the new Saint always worked for peace, putting religious differences aside. He added that this work needs religious freedom.


Archbishop Romero Died for Faith, Theologians Find
Last edited 11th January 2015

A Vatican-appointed panel of theologians has certified that Archbishop Oscar Romero was killed "in hatred of the faith," the Italian daily Avvenire has reported.

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Student Finds Rare Letter by St Mary MacKillop
Last edited 21st December 2014

“I was sorting through a box of State Children’s Department correspondence and I opened up a letter, and it was from Mary MacKillop,” Flinders University PhD student Cherrie de Leiuen said.

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Palestinian Nuns Among Newly Advanced Causes for Sainthood
Last edited 11th December 2014

Pope Francis on Saturday approved the advancement in the causes for sainthood of eight men and women, including two Palestinian nuns and an 20th century Italian wife and mother.

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Pope St. Damasus I - Feast Day 11 December
Last edited 10th December 2014

December 11th is the Feast Day of Pope St. Damasus I.

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St. Juan Diego: A Talk by Bob Rice
Last edited 9th December 2014

Bob Rice, from Franciscan University of Steubenville, talks about St. Juan Diego, the humble, faithful man God used as His instrument to share the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We celebrated the feast day of St. Juan Diego on 9 December.


Obscure Saint: Blessed Rafal Chylinski
Last edited 3rd December 2014

Every month, the "CatholicTV Network" reflects on a different "obscure Saint" that many of us may never have heard of. In this video, learn about Blessed Rafal Chylinski, whose feast day is celebrated on December 2.


The Story of St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Last edited 20th November 2014

Known as the "Lily of the Mohawks," Kateri Tekakwitha was a bold and courageous young Native American woman who defied cultural expectations by dedicating her life to Jesus Christ in the harsh world of 17th century North America.


Feast Day of St Stephen - Podcast with Qwayne Guevara
Last edited 20th November 2014

Happy Feast Day of St Stephen - the first Christian martyr! Just one day after we celebrate the joyful birth of Jesus, the Catholic Church commemorates the horrific death of St Stephen. However there is actually more in common between these two Solemnities than you may think!

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