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“The good Lord gave me a father and a mother more worthy of Heaven than of earth”. Photo: CNS/Paul Haring These words come to us from Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Carmelite nun and youngest daughter of Louis and Zélie Martin. Their names will soon be added to the book of saints next October ...read more
Louis and Zélie Martin, parents of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus of the Holy Face, were the first parents of a saint to be beatified. They were the first spouses in the history of the Church to be proposed for sainthood as a couple and the second who were beatified together on October 19, ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope’s Angelus Address, Archbishop and Auxiliary of St. Paul and Minneapolis resign, a former Nuncio is set to go on trial, a basilica goes up in flames in France and a look to a new Salt + Light series. ...read more
Pope Francis canonized four women religious on Sunday, all 19th century nuns who worked in education. St. Marie-Alphonsine and St. Mary of Jesus Crucified were from the territory that made up historical Palestine; St. Jeanne Emilie de Villeneuve was a French nun and foundress; and St. Maria Cristina of the Immaculate Conception came from Italy. Below, ...read more
Today on Perspectives, a French court orders the removal of a statue of St. John Paul II, Palestine to get two new saints and Catholic News Service looks at an enclosed group of Irish nuns who have used to technology to engage the world. ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis’ weekly General Audience, condolences for flight crash victims in France, Ontario doctor’s take College of Physicians and Surgeons to court to fight for their conscience rights and a Catholic Church comes under attack in Pakistan. ...read more