Saints

Faith News
At Rome's Basilica of St. Bartholomew, a shrine to modern martyrs, Pope Francis presided over an evening prayer service April 22, honoring Christians killed under Nazism, communism, dictatorships and terrorism.
Portuguese shepherd children Lucia dos Santos, center, and her cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, are seen in a file photo taken around the time of the 1917 apparitions of Mary at Fatima. (CNS photo/EPA)
Faith News
Pope Francis will declare the sainthood of Blessed Jacinta Marto and Blessed Francisco Marto, two of the shepherd children who saw Mary in Fatima, Portugal, during his visit to the site of the apparitions May 13.
Portuguese shepherd children Lucia dos Santos, center, and her cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, are seen in a file photo taken around the time of the 1917 apparitions of Mary at Fatima. (CNS photo/EPA)
Faith News
As extraordinary as the apparitions at Fatima, Portugal, nearly 100 years ago were, the sanctity of the shepherd children did not hinge on their having seen Mary, a cardinal said.
Faith Faith in Focus
Barton T. Geger, S.J.April 06, 2017
Among the saints, Ignatius Loyola is something of a “quote magnet.”
Pope Francis prays in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima during his general audience in St. Peter's Square. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, pool)
Faith News
Pope Francis made headlines with the canonization of two children, but his adoration cannot match that of St. John Paul II.
A portrait of Blessed Oscar Romero is displayed on March 23 in Rome's Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere. (CNS photo/Junno Arocho Esteves) 
Politics & Society News
More than 35 years after Blessed Romero's death, documentation regarding an alleged miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Romero is being studied at the Vatican.