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St. Ambrose—Your name, O Mary, is a precious ointment …

Your name, O Mary, is a precious ointment, which breathes forth the odor of divine grace. Let this ointment of salvation enter the inmost recesses of our souls. — St. Ambrose

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St. Thomas Aquinas—Love of our neighbor is included in the love of God.

Love of our neighbor is included in the love of God. — St. Thomas Aquinas

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Five facts about St. Padre Pio

St. Padre Pio (Francesco Forgione) was a priest and friar in the Capuchin order. An Italian, he was beatified and canonized by St. John Paul II and is widely known for various supernatural phenomena such as exhibiting the stigmata, being a catalyst for various miracles, and bilocating. Padre Pio (1887–1968) is the patron saint of […]

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St. Pio of Pietrelcina—The holy Eucharist is a great means through which to aspire to perfection …

The holy Eucharist is a great means through which to aspire to perfection. But we must receive it with the desire and intention of removing from the heart all that is displeasing to him with whom we wish to dwell. — St. Pio of Pietrelcina

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Editor says renewal of Vatican agreement with China is on the horizon

As the October deadline approaches for the extension of the Vatican's agreement with the Chinese government, the newly appointed editor of the news agency of the Dicastery for Evangelization said the deal has been instrumental in allowing Catholics to practice their faith openly and in communion with the church.

Pope challenges consultancy network to use its power to remedy crises

Financial consultants, managers and experienced professionals can help remedy today's economic, environmental and social crises, and help create a more humane, just and fraternal world, Pope Francis said.

Russian priest says Catholics, including clerics, fear conscription

A senior Russian priest dismissed President Vladimir Putin's threats of nuclear war as "just words," but said many young Catholics now fear being forcibly conscripted with their priests to join the war against Ukraine.

Honor Aquinas, don't instrumentalize him, pope says

When reflecting on and teaching about St. Thomas Aquinas or any of the great theologians or philosophers, there is a danger of using the master to promote one's own thought, Pope Francis said.

Italian LGBT advocates meet Pope Francis, discuss church 'that excludes no one'

Pope Francis on Sept. 21 met Italian LGBT Catholic advocates who say the pontiff encouraged their efforts to build a church "that excludes no one."

Making money must serve spiritual mission, pope tells Norbertines

A religious community must make sure its economic activity serves its mission, fulfills its charism and never becomes an end in itself, Pope Francis told members of the Norbertine order.