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Pope Canonizes 1st Australian Saint

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed Australia's first saint on Sunday, canonizing a 19th-century nun and also declaring five other saint...

Mary MacKillop, Australia's First Saint, Overcame Excommunication

AP | TANALEE SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PENOLA, Australia — Mary MacKillop's path to sainthood included an unlikely hurdle: excommunication. As a young nun, MacKillop – who will...

Mother Mary MacKillop: The Patron Saint Of Abuse Victims

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

The astonishing story of Mother Mary MacKillop, an Australian sister and foundress of a women's religious order, who will be canonized on Oct. 17, says a great deal about sanctity, sin, women in the church and, finally, hope.

Mother Mary MacKillop: First Australian Saint Set To Be Canonized By Vatican

AP | VICTOR L. SIMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI approved sainthood for Mother Mary MacKillop on Friday, making the woman known for her work among the needy Aus...