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Is James Foley a Martyr?
Originally Posted: 08/28/2014 - 9:45am | Type: Blog

From the moment news broke that U.S. journalist James Foley had been beheaded by Islamic State extremists in the Middle East, many Christians, especially Foley’s fellow Catholics, began calling him a martyr, w ...

Vatican Says No Movement (Yet) on Sainthood for Oscar Romero
Originally Posted: 05/16/2014 - 3:56pm | Type: Blog

Despite fevered speculation in the media and across Latin America, the Vatican says Pope Francis has not advanced slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero toward sainthood — at least, not yet. ...

Pope Francis: Giving the Work Back to the People at a Rate They Can Stand
Originally Posted: 04/29/2014 - 1:24pm | Type: Blog

This weekend, more than 800,000 spectators crowded the St. Peter’s Square area while 500,000 more watched on giant screens around Rome as Pope Francis canonized Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. ...

Does Being Pope Give You an Inside Track to Sainthood?
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 4:11pm | Type: Blog

When Pope Francis canonizes Popes John XXIII and John Paul II on Sunday, Catholics across the spectrum will have reason to cheer: Liberals credit John with opening the church to the modern world in the 1960s, ...

John Paul II and John XXIII: A Rush to Sainthood?
Originally Posted: 04/22/2014 - 4:27pm | Type: Blog

Across Rome, hotels are full, streets are clean, and the cash registers in the souvenir stalls are singing as the faithful pour in to the Eternal City for the dual canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope J ...

Benedict XVI on John Paul II: I Always Knew He Was a Saint
Originally Posted: 03/07/2014 - 5:27pm | Type: Blog

Pope John Paul II won’t officially become a saint until a special high-profile ceremony next month at the Vatican. But the man who succeeded him says he has seen him in that light for years. ...

It’s Time to Open the Wartime Pope’s Records
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 5:49pm | Type: Blog

It’s almost a year since Pope Francis was chosen as Benedict XVI’s successor. The Argentinian-born pontiff has quickly achieved global fame for his numerous statements indicating that significant changes may b ...

Vatican Theologians OK Alleged Miracle Attributed to Pope Paul VI
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 3:49pm | Type: Blog

Vatican theologians have given their approval to a miracle attributed to the intercession of Pope Paul VI, moving him a step closer to sainthood. Vatican theologians have given th ...

Vial of Pope John Paul II’s Blood Stolen from Italian Church
Originally Posted: 01/27/2014 - 3:34pm | Type: Blog

A vial containing the blood of the late Pope John Paul II was stolen from a village church in a mountainous area east of Rome. A vial containing the blood of the late Pope John Pa ...

Record Crowds Expected for John Paul II, John XXIII Canonizations
Originally Posted: 10/23/2013 - 11:34am | Type: Blog

Vatican officials say they expect next year’s celebration for the canonizations of former popes John Paul II and John XXIII to be attended by as many as 100 heads of state in what is likely to be the biggest d ...

Pope to Canonize John Paul II and John XXIII in April
Originally Posted: 09/30/2013 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be formally declared saints on April 27, 2014, the Vatican said Monday. Pope Francis made the announcement during a meeting with cardinals gathered in Rome. ...

Are Miracles Really Needed to Become a Saint?
Originally Posted: 07/15/2013 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

When the Vatican announced this month that Pope Francis would formally elevate Popes John Paul II and John XXIII to sainthood, two things stood out. When the Vatican announced thi ...

Pope Francis Proclaims John Paul II, John XXIII as New Saints
Originally Posted: 07/08/2013 - 12:47pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis declared on Friday that Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be made saints, elevating the two most decisive popes of the 20th century to the pantheon of Catholic life and worship. ...

John Paul II, Oscar Romero, and the Politics of Making Saints
Originally Posted: 04/25/2013 - 9:45am | Type: Blog

The news that Pope Francis, just six weeks on the job, has cleared the way for the long-stalled canonization of martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero is a stunner that sends another important signal abou ...

Obama Awards Catholic Army Chaplain Medal of Honor
Originally Posted: 04/12/2013 - 10:46am | Type: Blog

A candidate for sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama Thursday at the White House. A candidate for sainthood in t ...

Pope Paul VI Inches One Step Closer to Sainthood
Originally Posted: 12/27/2012 - 11:38am | Type: Blog

Pope Paul VI, who guided the Catholic Church through a tumultuous period of change in the 1960s and 70s, took a crucial first step toward possible sainthood when Pope Benedict XVI last week recognized his pred ...

St. Dorothy Day? Controversial, Yes, but Bishops Push for Canonization
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 11:00am | Type: Blog

The Catholic bishops gathered here for their annual meeting couldn’t agree on a statement on the economy on Tuesday morning, but with a unanimous voice vote that afternoon they easily backed a measure to push ...

New Native American Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Stirs Mixed Emotions
Originally Posted: 10/17/2012 - 3:45pm | Type: Blog

Some viewpoints reflect the diverse, seemingly contradictory reactions to the young Mohawk woman who converted to Catholicism more than 300 years ago and will be declared a saint on Sunday. ...

Fulton Sheen on the Road to Sainthood
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday recognized Archbishop Fulton Sheen's "heroic virtues," moving the popular radio and TV evangelist one step closer to sainthood. ...