Tag: Sainthood

Mom says miracle in Sheen cause that saved her son a gift to whole Church

Mom says miracle in Sheen cause that saved her son a gift to whole Church

| Jennifer Willems | July 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

As Bonnie Engstrom watched lifesaving measures being taken for her son, who had been born just moments before without a pulse or drawing breath, she asked for help from the person whose prayerful support she had sought throughout her pregnancy: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.

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With miracle confirmed in Sheen cause, plans for beatification can begin

With miracle confirmed in Sheen cause, plans for beatification can begin

| Jennifer Willems | July 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

With “overwhelming joy,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria announced July 6 that Pope Francis had approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.

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Chicago woman’s healing is miracle in Cardinal Newman’s sainthood cause

Chicago woman’s healing is miracle in Cardinal Newman’s sainthood cause

| Joyce Duriga | July 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

A few prayers to Blessed John Henry Newman became a “constant dialogue” and then a desperate response to an emergency for Melissa Villalobos of Chicago.

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Remains of Archbishop Sheen transferred from New York to Peoria Diocese

Remains of Archbishop Sheen transferred from New York to Peoria Diocese

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

As a small group of witnesses silently looked on, the mortal remains of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen were interred at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria late in the afternoon of June 27, completing a transfer from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York that began early that morning.

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Pope advances sainthood causes for U.S. priest, Spanish martyrs

Pope advances sainthood causes for U.S. priest, Spanish martyrs

| Carol Glatz | June 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of Father Augustus Tolton, who was the first African American diocesan priest in the United States and founder of the first black Catholic parish in Chicago.

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New York court says archbishop’s remains must be transferred to Peoria

New York court says archbishop’s remains must be transferred to Peoria

| June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Peoria Diocese said Bishop Daniel R. Jenky “is overjoyed and elated” that the remains of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will be coming home to the diocese following a ruling by the state of New York’s highest court.

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Can I really be a saint?

Can I really be a saint?

| Father Michael Schmitz | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Q. When I read about people who became saints in the past, it gets me a bit worried. They all seemed to have led very “extreme” lives. I don’t think that I could do that. Can I still be a saint?

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‘It’s like his spirit is here”: Brother James Miller’s impact still felt at Cretin-Derham Hall

‘It’s like his spirit is here”: Brother James Miller’s impact still felt at Cretin-Derham Hall

| November 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

“The kids [at CDH] know his story, and we couldn’t be happier to know that this man who did the ordinary things with extraordinary attention to detail would be recognized, that his death was in the name of Christ.”

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Saints risk all for love of Jesus, pope says at canonization Mass

Saints risk all for love of Jesus, pope says at canonization Mass

| Cindy Wooden | October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Carrying Pope Paul VI’s pastoral staff and wearing the blood-stained belt of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, Pope Francis formally recognized them, and five others, as saints of the Catholic Church.

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Cardinal beatifies 22-year-old Romanian as ‘martyr to chastity’

Cardinal beatifies 22-year-old Romanian as ‘martyr to chastity’

| Jonathan Luxmoore | September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

A 22-year-old Romanian peasant has taken a step closer to sainthood as a “martyr to chastity,” six decades after she was murdered while resisting rape during the communist-era repression of the Catholic Church.

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Rome Diocese opens sainthood process for young Italian mother

Rome Diocese opens sainthood process for young Italian mother

| Carol Glatz | July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of Rome formally opened the sainthood process for a young Italian wife and mother who avoided inducing a premature birth and invasive treatment for cancer while she was pregnant.

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Preparations begin for Father Arrupe’s sainthood cause, postulator says

Preparations begin for Father Arrupe’s sainthood cause, postulator says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The general postulator of the Society of Jesus said he has begun compiling all of the writings of Jesuit Father Pedro Arrupe and seeking eyewitnesses who can attest to the holiness of order’s late superior general.

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