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  • American Padre Pio moves a step closer to sainthood

    American Padre Pio moves a step closer to sainthood

    Pope Francis on Thursday approved a rafter of sainthood decisions, including a miracle attributed to Capuchin Father Solanus Casey clearing the way for his beatification. Casey is more or less the American Padre Pio, a Capuchin healer and wonder-worker known for his simplicity, his availability, and his love for ordinary people.

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  • Pope’s preacher today once again fills a singular slot

    Pope’s preacher today once again fills a singular slot

    Good Friday is one of those rare occasions when a pope listens to a sermon in St. Peter’s Basilica rather than delivering one. The jarring image often leads to three questions: What’s the ‘Preacher of the Papal Household,’ who’s the Capuchin cleric who holds the position, and, if not’s the pope speaking, does it really matter?

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  • Padre Pio’s heart on display for first time outside Italy

    Padre Pio’s heart on display for first time outside Italy

    For the first time ever, the heart of one of Catholicism’s most beloved and best-known saints, Padre Pio, is traveling outside his native Italy, making the rounds of Boston at the invitation of Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, a member of Padre Pio’s Capuchin Franciscan religious order.

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