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Canon Law and the Private Ownership of Relics (Part II)

Q1: I have a question after your article “Canon Law and the Private Ownership of Relics, Part I” was shared with me. A few weeks ago, I was in Rome on pilgrimage. I received from a Passionist priest at a … Continue reading

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Canon Law and the Private Ownership of Relics (Part I)

Q:  Before my father passed away, he gave me a relic of the Holy Cross surrounded by gems, that he received many years ago from a religious sister, who obtained it from a cardinal.  It has the original seal on … Continue reading

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Why is Philomena No Longer Considered a Saint?

Q: How is it that the martyr Philomena used to be a saint, but isn’t any more?  I don’t understand how the Church can canonize a saint and then change its mind…  –Mary A: Philomena is not, and has never … Continue reading

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