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Authenticating and protecting relics: The new Vatican instruction

The significance of relics in the church is well crystallized by the Gospel story of the woman desperate to stop her bleeding who approached...

Sainthood candidate Father Flanagan inspires new children’s book

OMAHA, Neb. (CNS) -- Each illustration took up to 20 hours, often done in the middle of the night after his family was asleep. And...

Blessed Pope Paul VI to be canonized at close of synod,...

Catholic News Service ROME   -- Blessed Paul VI will be declared a saint in late October at the end of the Synod of Bishops...

Note for 2016 calendar: Mother Teresa ‘might be’ canonized next Sept....

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Vatican calendar for the Year of Mercy deliberately set aside Sept. 4, 2016, as a possible date for...

Blessed Romero ‘another brilliant star’ belonging to church of Americas

Catholic News Service SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Some thought this day would never arrive. Others hoped and some always knew it would. On May 23,...

Blessed Oscar Romero was ‘a good priest, a wise bishop and...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero’s preferential love for the poor “was not ideological, but evangelical,” said Cardinal Angelo Amato, the...

The cost of sainthood: Cardinal develops standard charges for processing causes

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Having a holy son or daughter formally recognized as a saint by the universal church could easily cost a...

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