(RNS) — Why did some of the best-known saints see meditating on and imitating the heart of Jesus as the key to their victory over perfectionism?
(RNS) — The Catholic Church could get its second Native American saint if a Vatican research trip to South Dakota this month leads to confirmation of two miracles performed by Nicholas Black Elk, a Lakota Sioux medicine man born in the Civil War era.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The latest saints were proclaimed Sunday during a Mass celebrated by Francis in St. Peter's Square and attended by some 35,000 faithful, many of them pilgrims from the homelands of those being honored.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (RNS) — Hundreds of thousands of people marched during this year’s procession, many protesting the country’s endemic poverty, and demanded President Mauricio Macri declare a food emergency and increase government assistance for the poor.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (RNS) Kateri Tekakwitha on Sunday was declared the first Native American saint, and while some see her story as an affirmation of Native Americans' place in the Catholic Church, others view it as the result of the excesses and arrogance of colonialism. By Renee K. Gadoua.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Archbishop Fulton Sheen moved one step closer to sainthood as Pope Benedict XVI recognized his "heroic virtues" and declared him "venerable." By Alessandro Speciale.