- Jul 9, 2020
On a trip to Tennessee to interview the Schachles, Brian Caulfield asked them why the child was healed of hydrops but not of Down syndrome. “We never prayed to have Down syndrome healed. That wasn’t life threatening,” they answered. “We thought a child with Down syndrome would be a blessing for our family.”
On May 27, Pope Francis approved the promulgation of a decree recognizing Mikey Schachle’s cure from a deadly case of fetal hydrops while still in his mother’s womb as a miracle attributed to the intercession of Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus.
Pope Francis on Friday advanced the sainthood causes of a handful of figures who, at first glance, might seem relevant only to small pockets within the Catholic Church.
Carlo Acutis, a London-born Italian teenager who used his computer skills to foster devotion to the Eucharist and will be beatified in October, offers a model of sanctity for Christians in a new era of lockdowns, a British Catholic who lived with his family said.
The miracle attributed to Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, took place in Tennessee.
Pope Francis has advanced the cause of Venerable Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, and French hermit Blessed Charles de Faucauld along the path to sainthood.