Saints

Should Oscar Romero be canonized in Rome or El Salvador?
A publication of the Archdiocese of San Salvador argues that the canonization of Oscar Romero should be held in El Salvador.
CNS photo/Charles Platiau, Reuters
Ted Gioia April 12, 2018
"Now listen to what an old man tells you. My best book is my Recollections of Joan of Arc."
El Salvador's bishops asked the pope that the canonization be held in their country so that the poor could attend.
 Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 4. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Gerard O’Connell April 09, 2018
Francis' “modest goal” is “to re-propose the call to holiness in a practical way for our own time.”
 Pope Francis greets the crowd after celebrating Mass marking the feast of Divine Mercy in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 8. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
James Martin, S.J. April 09, 2018
“Rejoice and be glad!” is what Jesus said on the Sermon on the Mount. It’s also the title of Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation on holiness in everyday life.
America Films April 09, 2018
Pope Francis released a new apostolic exhortation today: “Gaudete et Exsultate.” Here are Fr. James Martin, S.J.’s top five takeaways from this new document.