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A Catholic Priest in Paris, France

#2 Father Jean-Marc Fournier A Catholic priest in Paris, France “We Need Tangible Signs of Faith” Every year since 1803, even during the Nazi occupation, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has held a Christmas Mass — except for this Christmas, because of the historic fire that ravished the Cathedral in April 2019. The fire of Notre [...]

Relics of St Thomas Becket discovered in Italy

The town of Mottola in Italy has re-discovered relics of its patron saint, Thomas Becket. The martyrdom of St Thomas Becket in his cathedral at Canterbury shocked the Christian world in the Middle Ages. Immediately after his death, miracles began occurring at his tomb, and the English Archbishop soon became one of the most popular saints in the Church. Saint [...]

Congregation for Causes of Saints issues new Instruction on Relics

The Congregation for the Causes of Saints has issued a new Instruction addressing the handling and authentication of relics, both during canonical processes leading to beatification/canonization and for the exposition of relics for the veneration of the faithful. By Christopher R. Altieri The Congregation for the Causes of Saints on Saturday issued an Instruction on the [...]

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