St. John Vianney’s Roadmap for Crushing Evil

St. John Vianney’s Roadmap for Crushing Evil

Crisis—“If there were only three like you in France, I would not be able to set foot there,” said Satan to a future saint serving as a parish priest. St. John Vianney (1786-1859), also known as the Curé of Ars, is the patron saint of parish priests, and his deep sanctity sheds light on what…

Four priests who were martyred for refusing to violate the seal of confession

Four priests who were martyred for refusing to violate the seal of confession

CNA, CBJ—In recent years, some Catholics have been concerned by pushes from governments in locations such as Louisiana and Australia, and now California, who challenge the secrecy of the sacrament of confession, asking that priests betray the solemnity of penitents’ confessions when they hear of serious crimes in the confessional. However, the words of Saint…

Young man healed by Padre Pio recounts story of miraculous cure

Young man healed by Padre Pio recounts story of miraculous cure

ACI Prensa and CNA—Matteo Pio Colella was just 7 years old when he contracted a deadly disease. Doctors believed there was no hope for the boy, but he made a full recovery. His cure was the miracle that paved the way for the canonization of St. Padre Pio by Pope John Paul II in June…

Meet our Seven Newly Canonized Saints

Meet our Seven Newly Canonized Saints

CNA—Below are brief biographies on the lives of each of the seven new saints canonized by Pope Francis Sunday, as well as photos of each saint’s banner currently on display at the Vatican. Blessed Pope Paul VI Born Giovanni Battista Montini in 1897 and ordained a priest in 1920, he did graduate studies in literature,…