May 16, 2013 - 10:00 am .- Approval for the beatification of the Italian Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci, who ministered in China 500 years ago, depends to some degree on the Vatican’s relations with China.
May 3, 2013 - 12:06 pm .- Pope Francis has approved miracles attributed to a Sicilian queen and a 20th-century Italian laywoman, placing them one step closer to sainthood.
Apr 2, 2013 - 12:02 am .- The Diocese of La Crosse has opened the beatification cause of Wisconsin priest Father Joseph Walijewski on March 19, a missionary known as a humble man who helped the poor of Latin America.
Mar 1, 2013 - 02:03 am .- Basque-born priest Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria, a reputed miracle worker who ministered in Los Angeles for decades until his death in 1981, has inspired efforts to open an inquiry into his cause for beatification.
Feb 25, 2012 - 04:08 pm .- Father Edward Flanagan, the founder of the famous Boys Town orphanage, will be declared a “Servant of God” next month as the Archdiocese of Omaha opens his cause for beatification.
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