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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...

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 canonizes seven saints who ‘fought the good fight of faith’

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The seven new saints of the church were holy not because of their own efforts but because of...

‘We are proud of Mother Teresa,’ Albanians say of future saint

Catholic News Service TIRANA, Albania (CNS) -- Blessed Teresa of Kolkata is everywhere in Albania. The international airport outside the capital, Tirana, is named for...

Diocese produces video on life of possible saint

    The Diocese of Wilmington has produced and released a video on the life of Father Paul Wattson, co-founder of the Society of the Atonement...

Pope defends Blessed Junipero Serra, prays for holiness to sweep Americas

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — People seem to enjoy finding the shortcomings of candidates for sainthood like Blessed Junipero Serra, but they should ask...

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