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A banner of St Kateri Tekakwitha hangs from the facade of St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

Throughout her short life, St Kateri Tekakwitha suffered so that she could pursue her calling as a bride of Christ

Bolivian President Evo Morales presents the crucifix to Pope Francis (CNS)

Whatever the crude political message behind President Morales’s crucifix, the Pope transformed it into a higher purpose

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman pictured after his arrest in 2014 - he has now escaped from a maximum security prison (PA)

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, Mexico’s most powerful drugs baron, has escaped for the second time

Satoko Kitahara

Satoko Kitahara, disillusioned by the war, was inspired to become Catholic after meeting Spanish missionary nuns

Do we need a Catholic Facebook?

Let us continue talking to everyone, not just talking amongst ourselves

Pope Francis elevates the chalice on the Feast of Corpus Christi (CNS)

Modern Catholics are too prone to thinking that Our Lord’s Passion and the Divine Gift of His Precious Blood is something locked in the past

An Orthodox priest stands at a bus stop with a poster urging a Yes vote in last Sunday's referendum (AP)

In the minds of many Greeks, the Orthodox Church has become part of an arrogant and self-serving establishment

Bishop Edward Slattery celebrates an Extraordinary Form Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC (CNS)

An Extraordinary turn of events

Francis is confounding those who presented him as an enemy of traditionalism. The movement is actually flourishing thanks to his ‘live and let live’ attitude

Is St John Paul II being sidelined? (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

Forgetting the unforgettable pope

Here in Kraków, it is impossible to forget this spiritual giant

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