- Oct 30, 2020
The Vatican has allowed the bishops of Zimbabwe to open the sainthood cause of a British missionary murdered after he refused to abandon his ministry to people with Hansen’s disease during the country’s civil war.
Hundreds of Catholic parishioners in Paraguay donned bird-like costumes and paraded down the streets this week to honor a 16th century saint said to possess miraculous powers.
Divergent theories regarding Saint Mary Magdalene’s identity, many of which portray her as a repentant prostitute, in at least one theologian’s view are not only false, but speak to a wider problem with the Catholic understanding of human sexuality.
The sainthood cause of Father Edward J. Flanagan took a step forward July 22 with the presentation of the “positio” to the Vatican Congregation for Saints’ Causes, along with a letter of support from Omaha Archbishop George J. Lucas.
Pope Francis will declare Blessed John Henry Newman, the 19th-century British cardinal, a saint Oct. 13.
The remains of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen have been removed from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York and are on their way to central Illinois.