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A St. Andrew’s Day surprise

Did any of you notice this? This took me a bit by surprise. Card. Bertone went to Kazakhstan and gave the Orthodox Church there a major relic of St. Andrew from those venerated in Amalfi. I recall a few years … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I buy a relic?

From a reader: I wanted to know if it is permissible to buy relics. I know that Canon Law says that it is absolutely wrong to sell them. But what about buying them? Also, how do I go about confirming … Continue reading

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Relic of St. Peter

This morning at Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin, NJ, where I have been for the last week, I had the chance to bless people with a reliquary containing relics of Sts Peter and Paul (among others).  You can see it set … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: relics and lost documents: what to do?

From a reader: I thought you would be just the one to ask… I have several first class relics without their "papers." Is there anyway these relics can be authenticated for public veneration?  Perhaps someplace they can be sent to … Continue reading

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Relics returned – remembrance of saints past

This last weekend I recovered some relics which a friend had had for some years. Included are St. Leo the GreatSt. Thomas AquinasSt. DominicSt. Ignatius Loyola They are all first class relics, from bone. They join the other great saints … Continue reading

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