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Why do Catholics ‘worship’ saints?

February 19, 2012

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This weekend, I wrote a story for Rappler about the upcoming canonization of the 2nd Filipino saint, Visayan teenager Pedro Calungsod. Inevitably, a question is raised alongside stories like this: Why do Catholics “worship” saints in the first place? This concern is valid given the misplaced devotion of a number of Catholics, who think saints […]

Pope to canonize Visayan teen as 2nd Pinoy saint

December 20, 2011

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An 18-year-old lay catechist and martyr from the Visayas, Blessed Pedro Calungsod, will soon become the second Filipino saint after the Pope authorized his canonization on Tuesday. Pope Benedict XVI will canonize Calungsod along with six others on an unspecified date, the Vatican Information Service said in a statement. Martyred in Guam for his missionary […]