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Angelo “Lino” Rulli, an American radio host, author, producer, and former television host, was born on October 26, 1971, to an Italian-American family in St. Paul, Minnesota. Lino went on to get a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and a Master of Theology Degree from Saint John’s University. He is currently the star of ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: John Paul II and John XXIII could be canonized as early as this fall, Pope Francis speaks about meeting Jesus in the poor and suffering, and CNS Rome Bureau on Pope Francis’ first encyclical. ...read more
Among those canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at the Vatican was Canadian Brother André Bessette, of the Congregation of Holy Cross.  For nearly 40 years Brother André worked as a porter at the College of Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur in the Montreal neighborhood of Côtes-des-Neiges.  Speaking about his assignment as doorman, he once ...read more
Gianna Beretta Molla was born in Magenta (near Milan) on October 4, 1922. She was the tenth of thirteen children of Alberto and Maria De Micheli.  A good student both at high school and university, she lived her faith with generosity among the young women who were part of the “Azione Cattolica” (Catholic Action).  Gianna ...read more
The following is the full text of the homily of Pope Benedict XVI, preached today at the Mass of Beatification of John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square. Homily of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI Beatification of Pope John Paul II Sunday, 1 May 2011 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Six years ago we gathered in ...read more
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI advanced the sainthood causes of 35 candidates, including Canadian Christian Brother Adolphe Chatillon. During a meeting April 2 with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, the pope signed a decree recognizing that Brother Chatillon lived the Christian virtues ...read more