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‘Criminal Minds’ actor to receive St Pio Award

Tony and Emmy-winning actor and director Joe Mantegna to be honoured at inaugural St Pio Foundation awards.


Beatification call for heroic Titanic priest

When the ship began to sink, Fr Byles was offered a lifeboat place several times but he refused, staying to help, hear confessions and pray with those still on board.


PP urges tourists to respect St Oliver’s relics

"It is a sacred space and we anticipate that people will act appropriately and respectfully" - Mgr Jim Carroll.


New cardinals inducted at consistory service

Pope outlines nature of ecclesial service to twenty new prelates.


Focolare founder on path to beatification

Opening of the cause of beatification of Chiara Lubich takes place on 27 January and will be led by Bishop Raffaello Martinelli of Frascati.


Process of healing needs to include truth: Pope

Pontiff calls on Sri Lankans “to accept one another, to respect legitimate diversities, and learn to live as one family.”


Vatican ruling moves Romero’s cause forward

Panel of theologians say Archbishop was killed “in hatred of the faith” paving the way for his recognition as a martyr.


98-year-old priest links Columbans to founder

Fr Dan Fitzgerald, who will celebrate the 75th anniversary of his ordination in December, served six years in China with Bishop Edward Galvin.


Beatification of Opus Dei leader Alvaro del Portillo

Bishop del Portillo made several visits to Ireland and, as a child, he learnt his first words of English from an Irishwoman.


Cardinal to lead St Oliver Plunkett procession

Dom Aidan Bellenger, Abbot of Downside Abbey, the location of St Oliver's tomb, to preach homily.


Miracle brings Fulton Sheen’s beatification closer

Heart of infant who was stillborn started beating again an hour after his birth.


John XXIII and John Paul II canonised

St John XXIII defined as “the Pope of openness to the Holy Spirit” and St John Paul II as “the Pope of the Family."


Pope Emeritus to concelebrate canonisation Mass

Enda Kenny joins millions of pilgrims in Rome for unique ceremony.


All roads lead to Rome for canonisations

3,000 Irish pilgrims attend canonisation of John XXIII and John Paul II.


Web feature for canonisation of two popes

Information about special events happening across Ireland on Sunday.


Shannon produces JPII car sticker for canonisation

Car sticker initiative is a joint venture between Shannon parish and Shannon Airport recalling Saint's 1979 visit.


Canonisation of John XXIII and John Paul II goes global

Vatican prepares for transmission of unique ceremony across all digital and media platforms.


Growing tendency to demonise Catholic viewpoint

New panel of Catholic Comment speakers ready to engage with the media.


It was clear John Paul II was a saint: Pope Emeritus

New volume features recollections of over a dozen of John Paul II’s friends and closest collaborators.


Pope stands down four cardinals overseeing Vatican bank

Pontiff demands “spending review” to cap canonisation costs for would-be saints.


Presentation Sisters’ Foundress declared Venerable

1,200 members of the congregation around the world celebrate Irishwoman's step towards canonisation.


John Paul II and John XXIII to be canonised in April 2014

Pope Emeritus Benedict may join Pope Francis at double canonisation ceremony.

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