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  • Oscar Romero will be beatified by August, officials say

    • Feb 4, 2015

    ROME — Beatification of the late Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador will happen “as soon as possible,” a Vatican official said Wednesday, while a former aide to the slain prelate said it will fall between March 24, the anniversary of Romero’s death, and Aug. 15, the feast of the

  • Woman who was confidante to popes now a sainthood candidate

    • Jan 28, 2015

    ROME — Arguably the most powerful laywoman in the Catholic Church in the late 20th century is now a candidate for sainthood, after the launch of a beatification process on Tuesday in Italy followed by 18,000 people around the world via live streaming. Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare movement,

  • Sri Lanka’s first saint is an icon of Catholicism in Asia

    • Jan 13, 2015

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Pope Francis today gave Sri Lanka its very first saint, canonizing a 17th- and 18th-century missionary named Joseph Vaz who helped keep Catholicism alive on the island nation during a time of severe persecution. Vaz was beatified exactly 20 years ago by Pope St. John Paul

  • US Conference of Catholic Bishops endorse sainthood cause for Fr. Paul Wattson

    • Nov 19, 2014

    Garrison, NY – On November 11, 2014, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops endorsed the cause for canonization of Father Paul Wattson, SA, Servant of God, founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, at their fall meeting in Baltimore. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York sought the consultation of

  • New saints under Francis not just former popes

    • May 15, 2014

    After recently conferring sainthood on two former popes, John XXIII and John Paul II, Pope Francis has announced plans to move yet another, Paul VI, closer to a halo of his own by beatifying him on Oct. 19. In Catholic chatter these days, one can detect some blowback to this

  • Pope OKs miracle for Paul VI in sainthood process

    • May 11, 2014

    Having already made saints of two of his predecessors, Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, Francis is set to move ahead with the sainthood cause of yet another former pontiff. On Saturday the Vatican announced that a miracle has been approved for Pope Paul VI, who reigned from 1963