Relics

Thumbnail column of the scourging of christ credit michael tinkler via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna A Medieval devotion alive and well for a handful of modern Romans

In the hours after evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday, a few pilgrims in Rome make their way to the Church of Saint Praxedes, home...

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Thumbnail manoppello image credit han santing via flickr cc by nc 20 cna An encounter with the Manoppello Image of the Face of Christ

Chieti, Italy, Aug 6, 2016 / 02:05 pm (CNA).- Ten years ago, Benedict XVI visited the Shrine of the Holy Face in Manoppello, which houses an image...

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Thumbnail icon c 1500 st nicholas Can relics unite Catholics and Orthodox? Pope Francis thinks so.

Vatican City, Jun 21, 2017 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Common veneration of relics is one of the tools Pope Francis is using to foster ecumenical...

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Thumbnail st kateri relic 1 Catholics crowdsource in hopes of rescuing alleged St. Kateri relic

Catholic faithful are banding together to help rescue a possible relic of St. Kateri Tekawitha in a strange – and thoroughly modern – way: by using...

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Thumbnail millennials maria goretti Forgiveness

The relics of St. Maria Goretti were within walking distance of my house during their U.S. tour. Without thinking much about her, her life, or her...

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Thumbnail 20140704cnsbr5831 a ‘Fortnight for Freedom’

The fifth annual Fortnight for Freedom will take place June 21st to July 4th — from the Vigil of the Feast of Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More to...

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Thumbnail honor saints   martyrs 5 Honoring Saints & Martyrs

On July 1, Archbishop José H. Gomez welcomed the relics of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, two 16th-century martyrs who exemplified courage...

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Thumbnail archbishop jos h gomez at the second annual immigration summit at christ cathedral feb 27 2016 courtesy of the la archdiocese cna 2 29 16 Immigration in the spotlight with LA Mass, resource website

Los Angeles, Calif., Jun 19, 2017 / 03:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles stressed the importance of unity at a Mass...

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Thumbnail untitled design 4 Is it weird that Catholics venerate relics? Here's why we do

“We are many parts, but we are all one body,” says the refrain of a popular '80s Church hymn, based on the words of 1 Cor. 12:12.  While we are one...

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Thumbnail saint ambrose Musing on the teeth of St. Ambrose

I write these words from Milan, Italy, where I am with my Word on Fire team filming new episodes for our Pivotal Players series. I’ve seen lots of...

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Thumbnail shroud of turin featuring positive l and negative r digital filters credit dianelos georgoudis via wikimedia commons cna 8 3 15 New research: Shroud of Turin bears blood of a torture victim

Turin, Italy, Jul 14, 2017 / 02:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- New research indicates that the Shroud of Turin shows signs of blood from a torture victim,...

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Thumbnail padre pio relics los angeles Padre Pio: ‘God repaid his love with the cross’

A long white, lace mantilla framed the face of a young woman as she kissed the glass-covered mitt. This is one of the fingerless gloves worn by the...

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Thumbnail padre pio  2 Relics of St. Padre Pio to visit Los Angeles

This year the relics of St. Padre Pio are touring the U.S., and will stop at St. Andrew Church in Los Angeles on May 18-19. The relics will be on...

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Thumbnail relics addie mena cna Sale of saint relics on eBay sparks Catholic outcry

San Jose, Calif., Aug 12, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Ryan Scheel was shopping for a rosary on eBay when one listing caught him off guard. A...

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Thumbnail the tomb of st bosco in the basilica di maria ausiliatrice at the salesian centre in valdocco complex turin italy may 11 credit bohumil petrik cna 5 11 15 Salesians eager to recover relic of St John Bosco's brain

Turin, Italy, Jun 7, 2017 / 03:01 am (Church Pop).- Police in Italy are investigating the missing relic of the brain of St. John Bosco, which was...

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Thumbnail reliquiadonbosco Stolen relic of St John Bosco's brain recovered

Turin, Italy, Jun 16, 2017 / 10:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A relic of St. John Bosco, which had been stolen from an Italian basilica two weeks ago,...

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Thumbnail padre pio cna world catholic news cna 1 5 16 The heart of Padre Pio is coming to Boston. Yes, really.

Boston, Mass., Sep 9, 2016 / 05:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Capuchin keepers of the relics of the late mystic Padre Pio are sending the saint’s...

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Thumbnail padre pio credit riccardo via flickr cc by 20 filter added cna The modern – and little known – miracles of Padre Pio

Rome, Italy, Sep 22, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Known around the globe as simply “Padre Pio,” Saint Pio of Pietrelcina has been called one...

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