Approved miracle of Father Hurtado paves way for canonization this year

.- Chile is celebrating the approval of a new miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Alberto Hurtado, who could be canonized this year.

Although the date of his canonization has not been determined as the Vatican is yet to confirm the news, sources said the Commission of Theologians of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints gave the definitive approval to the miracle which was confirmed last October by the Medical Commission.

Theologians from the Commission commented on two aspects of the miracle:  that the cure considered medically inexplicable be considered miraculous from a theological point of view; and they ratified that the miraculous cure is attributed to the intercession of Father Hurtado.

Before John Paul II ratifies the case and promulgates the decree of sanctity, a plenary meeting must take place between the Bishops and Cardinals of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, which will probably take place next month.

After the promulgation of the decree of sanctity, the Pope will convoke a Public Ordinary Consistory with the Cardinals of Rome, who will determine the definitive date for the canonization.

Cardinal Jorge Medina, ex-prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, told reporters that the cause of Father Hurtado is not on the agenda for the next Consistory scheduled for February 19, but that it will surely be included in the next one.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis visits poor neighborhood and meets with young people from Argentina
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom
Pope Francis prays over a sick man in St Peter's Square
Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care
Interview Clips: Barbara Nicolosi speaks to CNA
US Cardinals press conference at North American College
Pope Benedict to retire to monastery inside Vatican City
Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation
Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life
New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity
Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention
At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success
Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy
Cardinal says "Charity is the mother of all the virtues"
Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus
Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God
Los Angeles cathedral's newest chapel houses Guadalupe relic

Liturgical Calendar

April 17, 2014

Holy Thursday

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Jn 13:1-15


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14
Second Reading:: 1 Cor 11:23-26
Gospel:: Jn 13:1-15

Homily of the Day

Jn 13:1-15


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: