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Will Benedict XVI be made a saint? The complicated history of canonizing popes
Joanne M. Pierce
January 30, 2023
Calls for the canonization of Pope Benedict XVI follow the trend of 20th and 21st century popes, but this "santo subito" process is not as common as it may seem today.
Pope Francis: What St. Francis de Sales said about Christmas
December 28, 2022
Pope Francis reflects on Christmas and on St. Francis de Sales, who tells us “to desire nothing and reject nothing, to accept everything that God sends us.”
Pope Francis releases new apostolic letter on St. Francis de Sales, doctor of the church
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
December 28, 2022
The pope’s letter, titled "Totum Amoris Est" ("Everything Pertains to Love"), said that the saint has much to teach the church today.
Pope Francis puts Matteo Ricci on path to sainthood
December 17, 2022
The great Jesuit missionary to China, Matteo Ricci, was declared "Venerable" by Pope Francis today, the first step on the path to canonization.
As their World Cup team advances, Argentines call on folk saints for help
December 12, 2022
Many Argentines have been rooting vocally for their national team, but taking care to pray to the country’s many folk saints.
Arts & Culture
Pietro Di Donato’s ‘The Penitent’ tells the story of Maria Goretti’s tragic death from her perspective—and her murderer’s
December 09, 2022
Pietro Di Donato wrote 'The Penitent' because he thought it to be a profoundly human story—though both the murderer and the victim became larger than life in reality.
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