VATICAN CITY (RNS) —– Newman's conversion to Catholicism at a time when he was already a prominent Anglican priest was controversial, but his promoters believe he could bring divided Christians together.
(RNS) — Canonizing two of his favorite people, Pope Francis showcases the man who brought Vatican II to a conclusion and the man who was martyred for defending human rights and the poor.
(AP) — The two towering figures will be canonized along with five others in a ceremony designed to show that holiness can be attained in all walks of life.
(The Conversation) The pope’s decision to create a new category for beatification raises the question: Is the Catholic understanding of sainthood changing?
(Reuters) Hundreds of thousands of people broke into applause as the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics proclaimed the siblings — Francisco and Jacinta Marto — the newest of the church's saints.
PARIS (Reuters) The Rev. Jacques Hamel was 85 years old when he was knifed to death at the altar by Islamist militants in July.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pontiff said the tiny nun 'made her voice heard before the powers of this world so that they might recognize their guilt for the crime of poverty they created.'
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The priest who championed her canonization -- set for Sunday -- also said the late nun was in such demand that she could wind up as the patron saint of frequent flyers.
(RNS) The Rev. James Martin, author of the best-selling memoir 'My Life With the Saints,' talks about the canonization of Mother Teresa and how to look at sainthood in the modern era.
LETNICA, Kosovo (RNS) A young Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu made the decision to become a nun in a church in this small village.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Albanian nun’s canonization will come almost exactly 19 years after her death on Sept. 5, 1997.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) After leaks pegged the cost of canonization at $500,000 on average, the pontiff moved to rein in abuses and improve accountability.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis confirms what everyone already knew. But here's why the nun famous as the "saint of the gutters" may also become the "saint of the doubters."
WASHINGTON (RNS) But in his homily at the Mass, the first on his historic visit to the U.S., the pontiff made scant mention of the new saint. He instead blasted the church's "frozen elites" and said Catholics need to get out of their comfort zones and serve others.
WASHINGTON – The canonization Mass is a reminder that the Latino Catholic church in the United States is actually older than the United States itself.