Child Saints

Fatima seers become church’s youngest non-martyred saints
May 19, 2017  |  By JUNNO AROCHO ESTEVES
FATIMA, Portugal. Standing before the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Pope Francis canonized two shepherd children who saw Mary at Fatima, but more importantly, he said, they heeded the call to pray for sinners and trust in the Lord.
 

Prenups, marriage: no match made in heaven

Entering into a prenuptial agreement shows a lack of understanding of sacrament, experts say
May 18, 2017  |  By PATTI MAGUIRE ARMSTRONG

If you think prenuptial agreements are only for the rich and famous, think again. A 2013 survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers revealed that 63 percent of divorce attorneys say they’ve seen an increase in the number of prenups being contracted.

But these agreements, which define how assets will be divided in the event of divorce, are the antithesis of establishing a life together to last a lifetime.


 
May 18, 2017  |  By CINDY WOODEN, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE, THE COLORADO CATHOLIC HERALD
VATICAN CITY. Pope Francis has invited thousands of Catholic charismatics and members of Pentecostal and Evangelical churches to Rome to celebrate Pentecost and mark the 50th anniversary of what became the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
 
May 18, 2017  |  By ANNA MARIA BASQUEZ
FATIMA, Portugal. St. Jacinta’s “insatiable” thirst to sacrifice daily for souls and St. Francisco’s devotion to praying the rosary were on the hearts of pilgrims who joined more than half a million people to attend the May 13 Mass in Fatima, Portugal, during which the two children were canonized by Pope Francis. Pilgrims traveled by all modes of transportation — even walking sticks — from near and far to pay tribute on the 100th anniversary of the first of six once-per-month visions of Mary to three children of Fatima.
 
May 4, 2017  |  By KEANINE GRIGGS, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
VATICAN CITY. While searching for a connection today often means looking for Wi-Fi, Pope Francis said real connections between people are the only hope for the future.
 
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