Tag: Sainthood

Pope approves new path to sainthood: heroic act of loving service

Pope approves new path to sainthood: heroic act of loving service

| Carol Glatz | July 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis has approved a fourth pathway to possible sainthood — giving one’s life in a heroic act of loving service to others.

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Military archdiocese completes phase in sainthood cause for Vietnam-era chaplain

Military archdiocese completes phase in sainthood cause for Vietnam-era chaplain

The decision clears the way for the tribunal’s findings to go to the Vatican’s Congregation for Saints’ Causes for its review and a possible decision on whether to advance the priest’s cause to the next stage in the sainthood process.

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Father Solanus Casey sainthood cause advances

Father Solanus Casey sainthood cause advances

| Carol Glatz | May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of Wisconsin-born Capuchin Father Solanus Casey, five religious, four laypeople and two cardinals, including Vietnamese Cardinal Francois Nguyen Van Thuan.

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Pope’s tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn’t like you

Pope’s tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn’t like you

| Cindy Wooden | February 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

A practical first step toward holiness — as well as for assuring peace in one’s family and in the world — is to pray for a person who has caused offense or harm, Pope Francis said.

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Father Tolton’s remains exhumed, verified; his cause takes step forward

Father Tolton’s remains exhumed, verified; his cause takes step forward

| Joyce Duriga | December 27, 2016 | 4 Comments

On the morning of Dec. 10 in a cemetery in Quincy, Father Augustus Tolton’s cause for canonization took one step further as his remains were exhumed and verified.

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Miracles for sainthood; God and masculine pronoun

Miracles for sainthood; God and masculine pronoun

| Father Kenneth Doyle | December 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. I have read that miracles are required before someone can be proclaimed a saint. Can you tell me more about the process and perhaps give some examples of miracles for saints recently canonized?

Q. I would very much like to know the Church’s official position on whether God should be referred to as “Father” (that is, in masculine terms) or as a genderless being.

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Vatican revises norms for examining alleged miracles

Vatican revises norms for examining alleged miracles

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

In an effort to ensure transparency as well as historical and scientific accuracy, Pope Francis has approved revised norms for the Congregation for Saints’ Causes regarding medical consultations on healings alleged to be miracles.

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Sainthood sometimes includes biting your tongue, pope says

Sainthood sometimes includes biting your tongue, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 24, 2016 | 1 Comment

Holiness doesn’t depend on superhuman powers, but rather demands a heart filled with courage, hope and grace that strives for conversion each and every day, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

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Inquiry into Dorothy Day’s life next step in sainthood cause

Inquiry into Dorothy Day’s life next step in sainthood cause

| April 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

A canonical inquiry into the life of Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, will begin soon and extend to the end of the year, according to the Archdiocese of New York, which is sponsoring her sainthood cause and is where Day oversaw Catholic Worker houses.

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St. Rita sends delegation to Peru for martyrs’ beatification

St. Rita sends delegation to Peru for martyrs’ beatification

| December 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

In 1991, a guerrilla group killed missionary priests Friar Miguel Tomaszek and Friar Zbigniew Strzalkowski, both Conventual Franciscans, and Father Alessandro Dordi, who were serving the Diocese of Chimbote, Peru. A fledgling Catholic community in Chimbote took the name Los Santos Martires — the Holy Martyrs — in their honor, and later developed a relationship with St. Rita’s parish.

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Recipe for holiness is simple: Conform will to God’s will

Recipe for holiness is simple: Conform will to God’s will

| Father Michael Schmitz | August 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. I read about the saints and how extraordinary they were. Some of them did really hard things like only getting a few hours of sleep and doing other painful things. I guess not all of them did outstanding things, but I feel like in order to become a saint I have to do something like not sleep for days or do penance all of the time. How can I be holy?

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Remembering Romero: Local guitarist  pays tribute to the late archbishop in song

Remembering Romero: Local guitarist pays tribute to the late archbishop in song

| Bridget Ryder | May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis and local musician Rob Hahn have both “put an exclamation point” on the life of Oscar Romero. Pope Francis named the Salvadoran archbishop a martyr for the faith earlier this year, inspiring Hahn to offer his own tribute through music.

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