- Dec 8, 2019
Pope Francis issued decrees advancing the sainthood causes of four candidates, including two young teenagers who heroically lived the Christian virtues.
Pope Francis’s decision to move the World War II-era head of Poland’s Catholic Church a step closer to possible sainthood has hit a stumbling block, after two leading Jewish organizations and even Polish Catholic publications called him out for anti-Semitic views.
Pope Francis issued decrees recognizing that 12 candidates for sainthood, including U.S. Sacred Heart Brother Norbert McAuliffe, lived the Christian virtues in a heroic way.
Pope Francis has chosen the date for the ceremony that will see the Catholic Church officially recognize the sainthood of Pope Paul VI and Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, who was martyred as he was celebrating Mass: They will be canonized on Oct. 14, 2018.
The apostolic exhortation “Gaudete et Exsultate” (“Rejoice and be glad”), subtitled “On the call to holiness in the contemporary world” will be unveiled April 9 at noon Rome time in a Vatican news conference.
The cause of Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C. is moving along the path to sainthood. The priest who coined the phrase, “The family that prays together stays together,” had the title, “venerable,” bestowed on him by Pope Francis in December.