- Jun 3, 2020
The 10th bishop of the Diocese of Burlington has opened a cause for canonization for the first bishop of the statewide diocese.
The life of Venerable Carlo Acutis, a 15-year-old Italian teenager on the road to sainthood, showed that young people could use the power of social networking and communications with “creativity and even genius,” the pope said in his exhortation Christus Vivit (“Christ Lives”).
Whatever else opening the archives from the papacy of Pius XII in 2020 may mean, it won’t bring an end to the debate over his alleged silence on the Holocaust.
Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Joseph N. Perry, postulator of Father Augustus Tolton’s sainthood cause, said he was “touched emotionally” by the portrayal of the African-American priest’s boyhood and family life in the new short film “Across.”
The canonization cause for Father Augustus Tolton is just one step away from going to Pope Francis for the priest to be declared “venerable.”
One of the leading scholars behind the push to advance the cause for canonization of celebrated writer G.K. Chesterton has published a new book hitting back at critics of the “prolific” 20th century author and making a case for his sainthood, a process already in the works and waiting for approval to go forward.