• Evidence for Father Tolton’s sainthood sent to Vatican

    • Sep 30, 2014

    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

  • Venezuela seeks a miracle

    • Sep 30, 2014

    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

  • Photos from the beatification ceremony of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo

    • Sep 27, 2014

    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.

  • Spain celebrates beatification of Opus Dei leader

    • Sep 27, 2014

    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

  • Leader of Opus Dei to be beatified in Madrid

    • Sep 27, 2014

    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

  • Sister Miriam Teresa is on path to become New Jersey’s first saint

    • Sep 18, 2014

    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.