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Why we ask saints for their intercession

"I want to spend my heaven in doing good on earth," said St. Therese of Lisieux, as noted in "The Final Conversations." And so she...

A canonization’s focus on legacy and holiness

The gunman who fired the shot in El Salvador March 24, 1980, that killed San Salvador's revered Archbishop Oscar Romero while he celebrated Mass...

Synod of bishops: Traveling on a journey together

The topic of "synodality" has generated rich conversation in recent years, especially since the election of Pope Francis. This term can seem foreign or...

After 50 years, it’s finally time to consider the wisdom of...

By TONY MAGLIANO On July 25, 1968 – in the midst of the “sexual revolution” which aggressively promoted premarital sex, pornography, homosexual activity and artificial...

The legacy of ‘Humanae Vitae’ at 50 years

Perhaps the most surprising thing about the encyclical "Humanae Vitae" 50 years on, is how reports of its imminent death were continually exaggerated. Very...

Birth of an encyclical: Priest documents preparation of ‘Humanae Vitae’

VATICAN CITY -- Documents in the Vatican Secret Archives and the archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith prove it was...

Resignation letter prepared by Blessed Paul VI included in new book

VATICAN CITY -- Thirteen years before his death, Blessed Paul VI had written to the dean of the College of Cardinals to say that...

Vatican announces consistory to approve canonizations

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis will preside over a consistory to approve several canonizations, the Vatican announced. The May 19 consistory, which the Vatican announced...

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...

Pope Paul VI sainthood to be official this year, Pope Francis...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis told pastors in the Diocese of Rome that Blessed Paul VI would be canonized this year. The pope's...

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