- Apr 8, 2020
Hundreds gathered in Lafayette, Louisiana last Saturday to witness an exceedingly rare occurrence: The opening of multiple canonization causes during a single ceremony.
Historian Kathleen Sprows Cummings chronicles the arduous efforts of American Catholics finally to have a saint from their own land.
The bishop of Erie has announced the opening of the canonization process for Gertrude Barber, founder of what is now called the Barber National Institute for adults and children with disabilities.
Like the other saints, St. Lucy joins with medical science, in caring for and healing the bodies and souls of God’s children.
The saints are “the true light of the Church,” so before they are proposed to all Catholics for imitation and veneration, a scrupulous investigation is required, Pope Francis said.
Vatican officials are moving ahead with the cause for sainthood for Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori said Dec. 5 in Rome.