Cause For Canonization

Thumbnail st therese of lisieux and her sister leonia guerin public domain photos cna A fourth saint for the Little Flower family? Cause for Leonia Martin officially opens

With a sister who is a Doctor of the Church and parents set to be canonized in October, Leonia Martin could be the fourth member of her family...

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Thumbnail venerable alphonse gallegos mass Bishop Gallegos Venerable and beloved by many

It’s been nearly 26 years since Auxiliary Bishop Alphonse Gallegos’ funeral at Sacramento’s Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, but his nephew Rey vividly...

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Thumbnail bl odoardo focherini credti ansa cna 1 27 15 Blessed Odoardo Focherini, the father of seven who saved 100 Jewish lives

As Pope Francis tweeted Jan. 27 to observe the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, it is worth remembering Bl. Odoardo Focherini, who...

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Thumbnail 9780814637579 BOOKS: ‘Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out’

Kevin Clarke, senior editor and chief correspondent for America magazine, was a college freshman in 1980 when Archbishop Oscar Romero was...

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Thumbnail blessed francisco and jacinta marto credit public domain cna Consistory announced to approve Fatima children's canonization

Vatican City, Apr 11, 2017 / 10:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will hold an ordinary public consistory on April 20, where the cardinals of...

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Thumbnail pier giorgio frassati credit faith on tap brisbane cc by nc 20 cna Could the canonization of Bl. Pier Giorgio happen next year?

Ahead of the 2018 synod on youth in Rome, a group of Catholic young people are asking for testimonies and signatures in support of the canonization...

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Thumbnail sor maria public domain cna Did this Spanish nun bi-locate to Texas? Vatican aims to find out

In the 1620s, while the pilgrims were landing on Plymouth Rock and having the first Thanksgiving, the Jumano tribe in Texas (before it was Texas)...

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Thumbnail knights of columbus logo cna us catholic news 2 12 13 DVD tells story of Knights of Columbus founder

A documentary about Venerable Michael McGivney, the 19th century priest who founded the Knights of Columbus, is now available on DVD. “At a time...

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Thumbnail father rother and little girl  credit frankie williams courtesy of the archdiocese of oklahoma city archives Faithful martyr and missionary Father Stanley Rother beatified in Oklahoma

Father Stanley Rother, an Oklahoma priest martyred in Guatemala, was beatified Saturday during a Mass in Oklahoma City attended by over 20,000...

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Thumbnail venerable solanus casey photo courtesy of the capuchin franciscan order of st joseph in detroit cna Father Solanus Casey beatification set for November

Detroit, Mich., Jun 28, 2017 / 11:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Venerable Solanus Casey, an American-born Capuchin priest who died in 1957 known for his...

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Thumbnail julia greeley courtesy of denver catholic archives cna 1 27 16 Former slave Julia Greeley first to be buried at Denver’s cathedral

Denver, Colo., Jun 12, 2017 / 05:01 pm (Denver Catholic).- In what was a historic first for the Archdiocese of Denver, the exhumed remains of a...

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Thumbnail julia greeley courtesy of denver catholic archives cna 1 27 16 For the ex-slave who blessed Denver, a path to sainthood opens

Denver, Colo., Dec 18, 2016 / 07:15 pm (CNA).- Julia Greeley was born into slavery in Hannibal, Missouri. But her cause for sainthood was opened on...

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Thumbnail fr rother credit fr david monahan courtesy of the archdiocese of oklahoma city archives cna 2 16 16 Fr. Stanley Rother, first US-born martyr, to be beatified in September

Oklahoma City, Okla., Mar 13, 2017 / 10:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Stanley Rother, the Oklahoma-born martyr who served as a priest in...

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Thumbnail fr rother credit fr david monahan courtesy of the archdiocese of oklahoma city archives cna 2 16 16 Fr Stanley Rother: the first US-born martyr

Oklahoma City, Okla., Dec 2, 2016 / 11:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother, a priest of the...

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Thumbnail ukrainian priest credit bogdan mendrun shutterstock cna In a grandmother’s dress, the hidden story of a Ukrainian priest’s martyrdom

Dr. George Isajiw, the grandson of a slain Ukrainian priest, always knew that his grandfather was martyred by the Soviet secret police, amidst the...

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Thumbnail father paul wattson credit franciscan friars of the atonement cna In New York, Catholic convert takes a step toward sainthood

New York City, N.Y., Mar 21, 2017 / 12:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic convert who founded the Society of the Atonement, Father Paul Wattson,...

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Thumbnail venerable henriette delille public domain wikipedia cna Meet the Creole nun who risked her life to teach slaves

New Orleans, La., Feb 12, 2017 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Venerable Henriette DeLille, born a “free woman of color” before the Civil War, had all...

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Thumbnail 20160711t1124 4566 cns prisoners ministry New Tucson bishop played key role in Father Rother beatification cause

The Vatican announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger, who was the “promoter of justice” for the...

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