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St Maria Goretti

St Maria Goretti showed no hesitation in forgiving her killer – and later appeared to him

A boy holds a holy card and rosary as students wait for Pope Francis in Harlem last month (CNS)

We need to get beyond the idea that the rosary is just for extremely pious Catholics

St Jerome by Caravaggio

What St Jerome can teach internet trolls

And today Catholic trolls act with all the greater arrogance, hypocritically posting laundry lists

Students from the Archdiocese of Calcutta take part in a walk for peace against human trafficking (CNS photo/Piyal Adhikary, EPA)

Please support Fr Dominic Robinson who is walking the Ignatian Camino, to raise money for victims

Blessed Benedict Daswa Bakali (PA)

Blessed Benedict will be a great saint for those tempted by modern ‘white witches’

Pope Francis has ruled on annulments (AP

It’s vital for women in particular that the process is not held up

Dorothy Day

As Pope Francis makes provisions for priests and abortion, we must invoke Day’s intercession

A statue of Mary stands amid homes destroyed by fire after Hurricane Sandy struck New York (CNS)

A house fire once destroyed all the holy objects in my bedroom – except one

A statue of St Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) is pictured in the Vatican Gardens  (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano) 3.

St Bernard of Clairvaux’s Feast Day is celebrated today

People pray at a memorial in Hiroshima (CNS)

The martyrdom of Blessed Louis challenges us to go out and try to convert people to the faith