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George Weigel: Saintly examples of Christian heroism

It’s a rare occasion when the word “unprecedented” can be used for a church whose history extends over two millennia. Yet something unprecedented happened...

The Ulma Family: Rays of light in the darkness

In one of the most significant moments in Polish post-war history, the Ulma family was beatified in Markowa, in south-eastern Poland on 10 September. “I...

Melto D’Moronoyo: Sainthood is every Christian’s mission

By George Al-Akiki With the rain coming down aggressively one day recently, a friend caught an Uber from work, and in her polite demeanour engaged...

Mary would want courage, says Josephite leader

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop would tell young Australians to face today’s difficulties with courage, Josephite congregational leader Sr Monica Cavanagh RSJ said...

Carlo Acutis: New biographies showcase the spirituality of a teen saint

Two recent releases on the life and work of Blessed Carlo Acutis bring very different perspectives yet tell us similar things about faith and holiness. In this case a little repetition becomes a helpful thing.

Q and A with Fr John Flader: From Satanist to Saint?

Dear Father, a friend told me there is a man who has been beatified by the Church who was formerly a satanic priest. Is this true?

Scalabrinians mark 70 years Down Under

Founded by a soon-to-be canonised bishop, this largely-Italian missionary society is celebrating a major milestone serving those who crossed the world to build a...

Letters reveal another side to Sr Wendy Beckett

The art historian and 90s TV star was a contemplative, a holy woman  and perhaps a saint says author and friend Robert Ellsberg Sr Wendy...

Hope in the dark night of life

Countless Christians - including scores of saints - have suffered profound, pervasive sorrow that modern psychiatrists call “depression.” Then, as now, great faith and...

Sisters our Aussie link to Hermit Saint of the Desert

People who know him best say that Charles de Foucauld, the loose-living soldier who became a famous desert contemplative, turned religion into a love...

Apostle of the Barricades

More than 1,500 people filled St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York on 8 December to witness the formal end of the diocesan phase of the sainthood cause for Dorothy Day. Following official protocol established by the Vatican Congregation for Saints’ Causes, Cardinal Timothy Dolan stamped a hot wax seal onto red ribbon binding the final […]

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Neocatechumenal Way seeks sainthood cause of co-founder

Members of the Neocatechumenal Way formally presented to the archbishop of Madrid a request to open the sainthood cause of their co-founder, Carmen Hernández. Cardinal...
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