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Kateri Tekakwitha

Miracle Boy Cured Of Flesh-Eating Bacteria By Native American Saint

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 12.20.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Jake Finkbonner was so close to death after flesh-eating bacteria infected him through a cut on his lip that his parents had last...

State Of Saints

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 12.19.2012 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

New Yorkers may seem hardened and cynical, but they can still take notice of miracles within their borders. Hence, their pride in having two new saints to their claim.

New Native American Saint Stirs Mixed Emotions

Religion News Service | Renee K. Gadoua | Posted 10.20.2012 | Religion

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (RNS) Sister Kateri Mitchell was born and raised on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation along the St. Lawrence River. She grew up hearing ...

Why Not Wear Purple On Friday?

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 12.15.2012 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

If you wait to work for a cause until you're working with people who agree with you on everything, you'll wait forever, and the injustice will continue. So why not do something simple to show compassion for our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters?

Catholics Walk The Ground Traveled By Soon-To-Be New Native American Saint

Religion News Service | Renee K. Gadoua | Posted 07.27.2012 | Religion

MOHAWK VALLEY, New York (RNS) Twelve-year-old Jake Finkbonner leaned over and ran his hand through a pool of water from a natural spring at the Nation...

Pope Sets Date For Canonization Of American Saints

AP | Posted 04.19.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI has set Oct. 21 as the date to make two U.S. saints: Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk Indian who spent most of her life i...

Two American Women On The Verge Of Sainthood

Posted 12.20.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) A 17th-century Native American woman who cared for the sick and elderly, and a Cathol...