- Dec 10, 2019
By visiting a hospital and sanctuary founded by Padre Pio next Saturday, Pope Francis will highlight the complicated way the Church thinks about suffering.
Pope Francis has cleared the way for the canonization of Blessed Romero, who was shot and killed March 24, 1980, as he celebrated Mass. He also recognized a miracle attributed to Blessed Paul, who, according to Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, will be declared a saint in late October at the end of the Synod of Bishops on youth and discernment.
In Kenya, the religious sect called Legio Maria conducts the same types of services as the Catholic Church. Its members sing hymns. They have what they describe as a traditional Latin mass. They recite the rosary and even have nuns. Catholics worry about the confusion the sect causes.
Though the couple was married in the United States, the aunt and uncle of Bishop Dominick J. Lagonegro happened to be visiting family in Portugal Oct. 13, 1917. They “heard what was going on” at Fatima and went to see for themselves, he said, sharing the incredible story of the Miracle of the Sun that his aunt had told him multiple times during his life.
A New York court will hear the appeal from the Archdiocese of New York to keep the body of Fulton J. Sheen in New York’s Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Sheen is one of the 20th century’s most well-known televangelists and his cause for canonization has been indefinitely suspended due to legal disputes between the archdiocese of New York and the diocese of Peoria, Illinois.
Parents and doctors were shocked when a three-year-old boy who fell from the ninth floor of his apartment while playing on the balcony, not only survived but had a quick recovery with very few side effects. The director of the hospital where the child was treated said the event was nothing short of a miracle.