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Saint John XXIII

Thomas Worcester | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion
Thomas Worcester

On Sunday April 27 Pope Francis will formally declare that Pope John XXIII is a saint. It is now more than fifty years after Pope John's death (1963); his reputation for holiness has stood the test of time in a way that cannot yet be said for Pope John Paul II, also to be canonized on April 27.

The "Negative Sainthood" of Rev. Fred Phelps

Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D. | Posted 03.21.2014 | Religion
Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D.

Every life lived has something to teach us about ourselves and God, does it not?

Darren Sproles' Wife Was Not Happy With The Saints

Posted 03.13.2014 | Sports

The wife of NFL running back Darren Sproles was not happy with the way her husband was treated by the New Orleans Saints. After learning that the team...

Arrest Warrant Issued For Former NFL Star

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 02.28.2014 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Arrest warrants were issued Thursday for former NFL safety Darren Sharper and another man, accusing them of raping two women in Ne...

It's A Miracle! Pope Paul VI Moves Closer To Sainthood

Posted 02.26.2014 | Religion

Theologians have approved Pope Paul VI's unexplained healing of an unborn child as a miracle. The Medical Commission of the Congregation for the C...

Ireland, The Land Of Many Saints

AP | HELEN O'NEILL | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion

DUBLIN (AP) -- St. Patrick may have banished snakes and brought Christianity to Ireland, but perhaps his greatest feat was one of sheer endurance. Aft...

Who Was the Real St. Valentine?

Joe Boyd | Posted 04.16.2014 | Religion
Joe Boyd

A young priest named Valentine held the firm conviction that marriage should not be denied by the state. He began to secretly and illegally perform marriage ceremonies. More and more Roman soldiers sought him out.

Envelope Season

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 03.23.2014 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

This is the season where awards shows give out their envelopes of excellence. I'm more concerned with another kind of envelope, the kind charities sen...

LIVE: Saints vs. Seahawks

Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

Saints vs. Seahawks TIME: 4:35 p.m. ET LOCATION: CenturyLink Field, Seattle TV: FOX It's time for the top seeds to join the action. After...

Patron Saint Of Sexual Abuse Victims?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Dutch Catholic Bishop Frans Schraven was burned alive during the Second Sino-Japanese War for protecting young Chinese girls from rape at the hands of...

Winners & Losers Of NFL Wild Card Weekend

National Football Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

By Jason Cole, National Football Post In the aftermath of Indianapolis’ fourth comeback this season from a double-digit halftime deficit, which i...

WATCH: Saints' Last-Second Field Goal

Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shayne Graham, signed by the Saints just over two weeks ago, kicked a 32-yard field goal on the final play Saturday night to giv...

Former Pope's Healing Declared A Miracle In Sainthood Process

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

ROME (RNS) Vatican officials have approved what they believe to be a miracle attributed to the intercession of Pope Paul VI, putting the pontiff who s...

Brees Makes History In Saints' Victory

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 12.09.2013 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It only took six days — and a return to the Superdome — for Drew Brees and the Saints to shake off their worst performance th...

WATCH: Saints Star's TD Celebration Bends Goal Post

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 11.22.2013 | Sports

Atlanta's defense couldn't contain Jimmy Graham on Thursday night — and neither could the field goal post. After scoring a 44-yard touchdown in t...

Brees, Graham Power Saints Past Falcons

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

ATLANTA (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints had to grind one out to avoid an upset at the hands of their biggest rival. Drew Brees put up just enough po...

'That's Just How Football Is Played'

Posted 11.18.2013 | Sports

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks called a foul on the officials after his team lost to the New Orleans Saints on a last-second field goal o...

HIGHLIGHTS: Saints Edge 49ers On Last Play

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Bloodied, Drew Brees recovered. Garret Hartley made a nifty comeback, too, for the New Orleans Saints. Brees wiped ...

NFL Week 9 Winners & Losers

National Football Post | Posted 11.04.2013 | Sports

By Jason Cole, National Football Post I won’t waste time lambasting Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano for his idiotic decision not to go for it on fou...

LOOK: Mayan Devotees Celebrate Mischievous Saint Maximon

AP | Posted 10.30.2013 | Religion

SAN ANDRES XECUL, Guatemala -- SAN ANDRES XECUL, Guatemala (AP) — The Mayan followers of the folk saint Maximon believe he likes to smoke and drink ...

Zombies, Vampires, Martyrs & Saints

Dr. Candi K. Cann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Dr. Candi K. Cann

Why are zombies and vampires popular? What is it behind the popular obsession with the living dead and the never-dying?

Sergeant Francis?

Logan Mehl-Laituri | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Logan Mehl-Laituri

In a world in which fewer and fewer are serving more and more in increasingly intense combat, the Church must think carefully about her soldier saints and what they have to say not only to us but to those saints beside us who are suffering in stoic silence.

Anti-Semitism Accusations Plague Potential Saint

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 10.07.2013 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Christians and Jews are mounting campaigns for and against a path to sainthood for British writer G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936...

Drew Brees, Sean Payton And Saints Offense Are Elite Of Elite

Jordan Schultz | Posted 12.01.2013 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

During an NFL era of inflated offensive statistics and elite quarterbacking play, Drew Brees is on a level so dominant and special that it can almost be baffling to watch. The New Orleans Saints are not unlike most of the league in that they give a vast amount of responsibility to the quarterback. What Brees does from there though is beyond words.

Jordan Schultz

Drew Brees: 'I Don't Know If Anywhere On A Football Field You Feel Safe'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.26.2013 | Sports

Fresh off a 3-0 start, New Orleans Saints' All-Pro quarterback and Super Bowl champion Drew Brees spoke with The Huffington Post by phone to discuss h...