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.
(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.
(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.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — It's not clear if the protests will derail the sainthood cause of Cardinal August Hlond, but in the past the Vatican has taken such protests seriously and at the very least put the cases up for closer review.
(RNS) Pauli Murray is the first Yale college named for an African-American woman.
A stone carving of Daniels joins those of Mother Teresa and Rosa Parks.
(RNS) Baseball great Roberto Clemente died in 1972 on his way to deliver relief supplies to victims of an earthquake in Nicaragua. Now, one fan is swinging for the fences to try to make Clemente a saint.
(RNS) Canonizing the 300-pound cigar-chomping writer would delight his legion of fans but disappoint Jews who say Chesterton was anti-Semitic.
(RNS) Movoto Real Estate blog decided to find out "what the real Sin City is." And surprise, it aint Las Vegas.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (RNS) Kateri Tekakwitha on Sunday was declared the first Native American saint, and while some see her story as an affirmation of Native Americans' place in the Catholic Church, others view it as the result of the excesses and arrogance of colonialism. By Renee K. Gadoua.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Archbishop Fulton Sheen moved one step closer to sainthood as Pope Benedict XVI recognized his "heroic virtues" and declared him "venerable." By Alessandro Speciale.