- Oct 19, 2020
CHICAGO — With prayers, songs and sealing wax, Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago formally closed the investigation into the life and virtues of Father Augustus Tolton Sept. 29 in a ceremony in the St. James Chapel at the Archbishop Quigley Center. The prayer service marked the binding and sealing of
ISNOTU, Venezuela — Venezuela needs a miracle. Preferably two. But this is not about finding a way to reconcile the country’s bitterly divided politics or fix its crippled economy. It is about something more spiritual. The Roman Catholic Church here is on a mission to document a miracle that can
Tens of thousands of people gathered in Madrid Saturday to witness the beatification of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, an early leader of Opus Dei. Read more here.
The second most important figure in the Opus Dei order was beatified Saturday at an open air Mass attended by tens of thousands of Catholics that sent Alvaro Del Portillo on a key step toward sainthood and illustrated how the once secretive order has become more mainstream. Del Portillo succeeded
MADRID — Beyond reverence, there is always a hint of mystery, even politics, at play whenever the Roman Catholic Church decides to advance someone toward sainthood. But when that step involves one of the more revolutionizing popes of recent history advancing a figure from one of the most powerful and
NEWARK, N.J. — Although Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich was personally unassuming, the spiritual impact she had on other Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth was so unmistakable that they began the effort to have her canonized soon after her May 8, 1927, death in Paterson. Her cause will advance Oct.