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Pope Rips Europe Over Migrants
Oct 9, 2022 10:10 AM CDT
Pope Rips Europe Over Migrants
Francis cites lessons from 2 new saints
- Pope Francis on Sunday denounced Europe's indifference toward migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea as he elevated to sainthood an Italian bishop and Italian-born missionary whose work and life paths illustrated the difficulties faced by 19th century Italian emigrants. Francis departed from prepared remarks to slam...
Pope Francis Beatifies
One of His Predecessors
Sep 4, 2022 5:30 AM CDT
Pope Francis Beatifies One of His Predecessors
John Paul I died abruptly in his bedroom in 1978
- Pope Francis on Sunday beatified one of his predecessors, John Paul I, a briefly serving pontiff who distinguished himself with his humility and cheerfulness, and whose abrupt death in his bedroom in 1978 shocked the world and fueled suspicions for years about his demise. The ceremony in St. Peter's...
Miracle Attributed to Man Who
Was Pope for Just 33 Days
Oct 13, 2021 1:15 PM CDT
Miracle Attributed to Man Who Was Pope for Just 33 Days
John Paul I is a step closer to sainthood
- John Paul I, the shortest-reigning pope in almost 400 years, has taken a big step down the road to sainthood. The Vatican says Pope Francis has approved a decree attributing a miracle to his predecessor, who was found dead in his bed from an apparent heart attack just 33 days...
Sicilian Judge Killed By Mafia
Moves a Step From Sainthood
May 9, 2021 11:20 AM CDT
Sicilian Judge Killed By Mafia Moves a Step From Sainthood
Pope calls Rosario Livatino a 'martyr of justice'
- A Sicilian judge who was called a martyr by Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis has moved to one step from sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church. The beatification of Rosario Livatino took place Sunday at the cathedral in Agrigento, near the spot where the judge was shot to...
Teen Likely to Be
First Millennial Saint
Jun 29, 2020 2:40 AM CDT
Teen Likely to Be First Millennial Saint
Italian teen is one step closer to sainthood
- The Catholic Church is one step closer to having its first millennial saint, NBC News reports. A miracle has now been attributed to Carlo Acutis, a London-born Italian teen who died in 2006 at age 15 from leukemia. Carlo taught himself how to program on his family's old computer,...
He Was Once a Slave.
Now He May Become a Saint
Jun 13, 2019 7:05 AM CDT
He Was Once a Slave. Now He May Become a Saint
Pope deems Augustus Tolton, America's first black Roman Catholic priest, 'venerable'
- Pope Francis on Wednesday deemed the first known black Roman Catholic priest in the US to be "venerable," positioning the ex-slave for possible sainthood. The pontiff's designation of the Rev. Augustus Tolton as venerable, meaning the church intensely scrutinized his life and recognizes it as one of...
2 'Towering Figures' of
Catholicism Are Now Saints
Oct 14, 2018 6:02 AM CDT
2 'Towering Figures' of Catholicism Are Now Saints
Francis canonizes Archbishop Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI
- Pope Francis on Sunday praised two of the towering figures of the 20th-century Catholic Church as prophets who shunned wealth and looked out for the poor as he canonized the modernizing Pope Paul VI and martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero. Francis declared the two men saints at a Mass in...
Archbishop Murdered During
Mass to Become a Saint
Mar 8, 2018 6:34 AM CST
Archbishop Murdered During Mass to Become a Saint
Oscar Romero was slain by right-wing death squads in 1980
- Pope Francis has cleared the way for Archbishop Oscar Romero to be made a saint, declaring that the churchman murdered in El Salvador for standing up for the poor and oppressed should be a model for today's church. Francis signed a decree confirming a miracle attributed to Romero's...
a Major Change
Jul 11, 2017 8:07 AM CDT
Pope Makes a Major Change to Sainthood
He adds a fourth pathway
- Pope Francis has added a fourth pathway to possible sainthood. Until now, gaining consideration for sainthood in the Catholic Church required martyrdom, living a life of heroic values or—less frequently invoked—having a clear saintly reputation. The Vatican announced Tuesday that the pope has issued a new law outlining...
2 Fatima Children
May 13, 2017 7:00 AM CDT
Pope Makes 2 Fatima Children Saints
A century ago, they said they saw the Virgin Mary
- Pope Francis added two Portuguese shepherd children to the roster of Catholic saints Saturday, honoring young siblings whose reported visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago turned the Portuguese farm town of Fatima into one of the world's most important Catholic shrines. Francis proclaimed Francisco and Jacinta Marto...
This Is the 'Miracle' Behind
Sainthood of Fatima Kids
May 12, 2017 8:14 AM CDT
This Is the 'Miracle' Behind Sainthood of Fatima Kids
Parents of Brazilian boy prayed to them, and their boy recovered
- The parents of a Brazilian boy whose recovery from a severe brain injury is being cited by the Vatican as the "miracle" needed to canonize two Portuguese children broke their silence Thursday to share the story. Joao Baptista and his wife, Lucila Yurie, appeared before reporters at the Catholic...
Fatima Siblings Will
Mar 24, 2017 12:30 PM CDT
Fatima Siblings Will Become Saints
Children who saw visions of Mary will be canonized, church says
- The two young siblings who Catholics believe saw a vision of the Madonna six times in the Portuguese village of Fatima in 1917 will be made saints, the Vatican said Thursday, per Reuters . Francisco and Jacinta Marto, along with their cousin Lucia Dos Santos, said they received three messages or...
She Said She
Saw Mary in 1917.
Now, a Push for
Feb 13, 2017 4:00 PM CST
She Said She Saw Mary in 1917. Now, a Push for Beatification
Portugal presents evidence for Fatima nun's beatification
- Catholic Church officials in Portugal said Monday they have assembled more than 15,000 pages of testimony and documentation to support the proposed beatification of Sister Lucia, one of three shepherd children who said the Virgin Mary appeared to them in the town of Fatima in 1917. The officials said...
Priest Murdered by
ISIS Already on
Path to Sainthood
Sep 14, 2016 1:48 PM CDT
Priest Murdered by ISIS Already on Path to Sainthood
Jacques Hamel was murdered in his church in France
- An 85-year-old French priest murdered in his own church by Islamic militants in July is already being prepped for sainthood, Reuters reports. Speaking during a Mass Wednesday at the Vatican, Pope Francis called Jacques Hamel a "good, humble man" and a martyr. "He gave his life for us...
Is Now Saint Teresa
Sep 4, 2016 5:57 AM CDT
Mother Teresa Is Now Saint Teresa
Pope canonizes nun from Kolkata
- Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint on Sunday, honoring the tiny nun for having taken in society's most unwanted and for having shamed world leaders for the "crimes of poverty they themselves created." Francis held up Mother Teresa as the model for a Catholic Church that...
Path to Sainthood
of Mother Teresa
Sep 2, 2016 11:50 AM CDT
The 'Complex, Mysterious' Path to Sainthood of Mother Teresa
Her canonization happens Sunday
- Agnes Bojaxhiu (known best to the world as Mother Teresa) will be canonized Sunday at the Vatican, and half a million people are expected to be present in St. Peter's Square as one of the world's most famous religious icons attains sainthood in a two-hour ceremony led by...
Will Be a Saint
Mar 15, 2016 5:33 AM CDT
Mother Teresa Will Be a Saint
Pope Francis announces her canonization will be held on Sept. 4
- It's official: Mother Teresa will be made a saint of the Catholic Church at a ceremony on Sept. 4, reports Reuters . Pope Francis, who signed off on the missionary's second miracle in December, announced the move at a meeting of cardinals on Tuesday. Teresa died in 1997 at...
Pope Signs Off on
Mother Teresa's 2nd Miracle
Dec 18, 2015 2:15 AM CST
Pope Signs Off on Mother Teresa's 2nd Miracle
She'll become a saint in 2016
- Mother Teresa is set to finish 2016 as one of the Catholic Church's newest saints after a big decision from Pope Francis. The missionary, who spent most of her life working with the poor in India, was beatified in 2003, and the AP reports that Pope Francis has now...
New Jersey Nun
Closer to Sainthood
Oct 4, 2014 10:41 AM CDT
New Jersey Nun Closer to Sainthood
Miriam Teresa Demjanovich being beatified, is credited with curing boy
- A New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy's eye disease is moving a step closer to sainthood with her beatification. A beatification Mass for Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich, who died in 1927 at age 26, was being led today by Cardinal Angelo Amato at the Cathedral Basilica of...
Next for Woman Who Tamed
Billy the Kid: Sainthood?
Jun 26, 2014 7:01 AM CDT
Next for Woman Who Tamed Billy the Kid: Sainthood?
Sister Segale's is first cause for sainthood in New Mexico's history
- The woman once saluted as the "fastest nun in the West" is on the path to beatification. The cause of Sister Blandina Segale's sainthood has officially been declared open; it's the first time such a cause has been opened in the history of New Mexico's Roman...
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