Kirk Petersen

Kirk Petersen is an author at Religion News Service.

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Vatican considers sainthood for Lakota Sioux medicine man

By Kirk Petersen — August 21, 2018
(RNS) — The Catholic Church could get its second Native American saint if a Vatican research trip to South Dakota this month leads to confirmation of two miracles performed by Nicholas Black Elk, a Lakota Sioux medicine man born in the Civil War era.

New coalition seeks sainthood for five African-Americans

By Kirk Petersen — July 31, 2018
(RNS) — The five candidates all are in the early stages of the journey to sainthood.
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