• Saints’ bodies: Relics, even dismemberment are not uncommon

    • Sep 8, 2014

    A public battle over a bishop’s body. Fulton Sheen’s body to be precise — the body of the Emmy Award-winning preacher bishop who was the most recognizable public face of American Catholicism in the 1950s and ‘60s. Crux and other media outlets have reported on Fulton Sheen’s case for sainthood,

  • Fulton Sheen isn’t going to become a saint any time soon

    • Sep 4, 2014

    NEW YORK — In life, Archbishop Fulton Sheen was exceptional, a riveting Catholic preacher on radio who outpolled star comedian Milton Berle in the early days of television, winning two Emmys and a following that was the envy of Bible-thumping Protestants. After his death in 1979, it was no surprise

  • Fulton Sheen isn’t going to become a saint any time soon

    • Sep 4, 2014

    WASHINGTON — The canonization cause of Archbishop Fulton Sheen has been suspended indefinitely, according to a statement from the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, where the archbishop was born. But in a statement issued today, the Archdiocese of New York said it “would welcome the opportunity to assume responsibility for the

  • QUIZ: How well do you know your saints?

    • Aug 18, 2014

    We’ve put together a little quiz to see how well you know the saints. And if you find it too tricky, you can browse our list of saints.

  • Faithful honor martyred Ugandan saint

    • Jun 15, 2014

    WALTHAM, Mass. — African rhythms echoed through the chambers of St. Mary Parish on Sunday, just as they did nearly 50 years ago at the Vatican. That was the day thousands gathered for the canonization of a martyred Ugandan saint and his 21 Catholic companions. On Sunday, people congregated in

  • New saints under Francis not just former popes

    • May 15, 2014

    After recently conferring sainthood on two former popes, John XXIII and John Paul II, Pope Francis has announced plans to move yet another, Paul VI, closer to a halo of his own by beatifying him on Oct. 19. In Catholic chatter these days, one can detect some blowback to this