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Charles Borromeo: Catholic Reformer

The name of Charles Borromeo (1538-1584), a Catholic saint, is often associated with seminaries, and, indeed, the seminary in Philadelphia which was visited by Popes John Paul II and Francis is named after him. But Borromeo should be remembered not … Continue reading

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Francis de Sales: Lawyer, Reformer, Saint

Francis de Sales (1567-1622) was one of the leading figures in the Catholic Reformation. In his book,¬†True Reformers: Saints of the¬†Catholic Reformation, on which I have drawn extensively for this post, Jerome Williams characterizes de Sales as “an accomplished and … Continue reading

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