VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Sheen's niece hopes to restart the New York bishop's journey to canonization after it was abruptly halted last December.
(The Conversation) — Dorothy Day, who died 38 years ago this week, was able to discern beauty in the midst of her harsh and demanding life. In that, she has a lesson for the times we live in.
(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.
(RNS) — The five candidates all are in the early stages of the journey to sainthood.
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.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A leading Jewish organization has criticized the Vatican's decision to move World War II-era Cardinal August Hlond along the path to possible sainthood, saying the Polish primate was 'extremely' hostile to Jews and failed to condemn a 1946 pogrom.
(The Conversation) — On March 23, 1980, Romero concluded his Sunday sermon with an appeal to Salvadoran soldiers to cease killing their fellow citizens. He was killed the next day.
(AP) — Francis unblocked Romero’s stalled sainthood case at the start of his pontificate and declared him a martyr in 2015.
DETROIT (AP) — More than 60,000 people attended a Mass in Detroit where Father Solanus, as he was known, has an extraordinary following, decades after his death in 1957.
DETROIT (AP) — Decades after his death, Solanus Casey is on a path to sainthood, celebrated as an incredibly humble man who brought people to God.
CHICAGO (RNS) When she died on a pyre in 1431, she achieved an immortality in art and literature that surpasses all of her contemporaries and continues in a new photography exhibit by Susan Aurinko.
(RNS) In 'Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved By Beauty,' Hennessy presents Day as a matriarch with a close but complicated relationship with her only child, Tamar Hennessy, as well as her nine grandchildren.
PARIS (Reuters) The Rev. Jacques Hamel was 85 years old when he was knifed to death at the altar by Islamist militants in July.
(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.