Layman. Soldier. Saint? Diocese takes step toward canonization of Joseph Dutton

The Diocese of Honolulu has taken the first official step on the long and complex road to the possible canonization of an American layman and Civil War veteran who spent half of his life serving leprosy patients in Kalaupapa, Molokai, working side by side with the settlement’s two saints, Damien de Veuster and Marianne Cope. […]

Bishop Larry Silva celebrates his 10th anniversary: ‘It’s been fun’

School Street fronting the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa the evening of July 21 was gridlocked as cars, turned away from the already full church parking lot, resorted to street parking at the permitted time of 5:30 p.m. Bishop Larry Silva’s 10th anniversary celebration was going to be a full house. That evening, in the co-cathedral, […]

Vatican Secret Archives teaches scholars to decipher ancient manuscripts

The signature of astronomer Galileo Galilei from the records of his trial is seen on a document in the Vatican Secret Archives. Pope Leo XIII founded the Vatican School of Paleography, Diplomatics and Archive Administration in 1884, just a few years after he opened the archives to the world’s scholars. (CNS photo/Vatican Secret Archives)   […]

How to greet and understand Pope Francis (Hint: don’t rush him)

VATICAN CITY — People make special preparations for welcoming a special guest, and watching what worked and did not work in Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay may help people preparing for Pope Francis’ visit to the United States in September. Some of the plans, however, will require common-sense adjustments, especially because the U.S. Secret Service is […]

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