Category Archives: Saints: Stories & Symbols

30 May: St. Joan of Arc

Today, in the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum we find interesting saints, including St. Petronilla and St. Ferdinand III, King of Castille.  We also find Otto Neururer, a priest who died in Buchenwald and Luke Kirby, a priest who died on the … Continue reading

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24 May: World Day of Prayer for the Church in China

I hope you will all stop what you are doing right now and say a prayer to St. Michael the Archangel to protect our brothers and sisters in China, and then say a prayer to Our Lady of China, perhaps … Continue reading

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A Pope in hell? The curious case of St. Pope Peter Celestine V

Today is the feast of St. Peter Celestine, Pope Celestine V, who famously resigned the papacy.
One of the fascinating people in our Catholic family history.
Pietro da Morrone, born c. 1215, in the Molise area of central Italy, came from a … Continue reading

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19 Oct: Beatification of Paul VI (Canonization of Vatican II)

As I thought… the next phase of the canonization of Vatican II will occur 19 October.
I wrote something about the miracle attributed to Paul VI the other day.  Amazing, as they often are.  HERE
From Vatican Radio:
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has … Continue reading

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The canonization of Vatican II continues: Paul VI beatification in October

I read today at Vatican Insider that the Congregation of the Causes of Saints has approved unanimously (what else) a miracle through the intercession of Ven. Paul VI.
I suppose now the only thing left to do is beatify the Pope … Continue reading

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Canonizations: looking back and looking forward

I went back to my post last July and reread it.
Yes. I am right about this.
Wherein Fr. Z explains what is really going on with the canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II
Today, in addition to Francis’ dedication of … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ sermon for the canonization

First, you might scan what I wrote back on 5 July 2013 about these canonizations.
Wherein Fr. Z explains what is really going on with the canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II
I can add another element, below.  But let’s … Continue reading

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A few images from the Canonization

It is a “four Pope” day.

The Prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints asks the Pope three times in urgent terms to inscribe the names of blesseds in the “album” of the saints.

There are prayers between the petitions … Continue reading

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What’s this all about anyway?

I was asked, “What are all these Pope canonizations really about, anyway? Are they all saints? Paul VI? Every Pope? Except… like … any Pius? Really?”
I wrote about this a long time ago. More and more people, … Continue reading

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SAUDI ARABIA: Woman professes Christ. Eyes and mouth SEWN SHUT

More from The Religion of Peace.
From Weasle Zippers:
Report: Christian Woman Has Mouth, Eye Sewn Shut In Saudi Arabia For Professing Jesus As Her Savior…
Via ErsPress (Google translation from Arabic):
This young girl was employed in Palmelkh Saudi Arabia had the audacity … Continue reading

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