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Canadian sister Blessed Marie-Léonie Paradis, founder of the Little Sisters of the Holy Family.

Canadian religious sister Mother Marie-Léonie Paradis cleared for canonization

Jan 25, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Pope Francis signed a decree on Jan. 24 allowing for the canonization of Canadian sister Blessed Marie-Léonie Paradis, founder of... Read more

Servant of God Joseph Dutton. This photo is used for the book: “Under Hawaiian Skies” by Albert Pierce Taylor (Honolulu: Advertiser Pub. Co., 1926), p. 558. The caption reads: “Brother Joseph Dutton, the ‘Saint of Molokai,’ who has devoted forty years of his life to service among the lepers at Kalawao, Molokai. He was an aide of the staff of General Granger, U.S.A., during the Civil War.”

Servant of God Joseph Dutton’s cause for canonization sent to Vatican

Jan 23, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

In the Diocese of Honolulu, Hawaii, the local phase concluded Sunday for the cause of canonization of Servant of God... Read more

Cardinal Eduardo Francisco Pironio (1920-1998).

Pope Francis recognizes miracle attributed to Argentine Cardinal Pironio

Nov 8, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis approved a miracle on Wednesday attributed to Argentine Cardinal Eduardo Pironio, paving the way for his beatification. Read more

Pope Francis meeting participants at the “Holiness Today” conference on Oct. 6, 2022.

Pope Francis: ‘Saints do not come from a parallel universe’

Oct 6, 2022

By Courtney Mares

What does it look like to be a Catholic saint today? A Vatican conference taking place in Rome this week... Read more

A stained glass window depicting Blessed Marie Rivier in the motherhouse of Sisters of the Presentation of Mary in France.

Pope Francis approves miracle attributed to a French nun who will be made a saint

Dec 13, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The miracle attributed to Rivier, who can now be canonized as a saint in the Catholic Church, involved the healing... Read more

Pope Francis in the Pope Paul VI Hall, Dec. 13, 2017.

Pope Francis: The Gospel is a call to holiness in concrete actions

Jan 5, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Gospel is more than a nice story – it is the concrete revelation of God’s plan for the world... Read more

Irving Houle. Photo courtesy of the Irving Houle Association.

Was this Michigan grandfather on a mission from God?

Jul 5, 2019

Irving “Francis” Houle was a Michigan father of five known for his holy life. He appeared to bear the stigmata,... Read more

How a teen who fought a tumor showed 'you can be holy living your daily life'

Aug 19, 2018

A young woman whose cause for sainthood is being considered by the Church demonstrated by her life that “you can... Read more

Black Elk, daughter Lucy Black Elk and wife Anna Brings White. Public Domain.

Black Elk sainthood cause advances with US bishops' vote

Nov 14, 2017

The sainthood cause for Lakota medicine man and Catholic catechist Nicholas Black Elk took another step forward today, as the... Read more

Pope John Paul I.

It's official: John Paul I moves forward on path to sainthood

Nov 9, 2017

By Elise Harris

The Vatican on Thursday announced that Albino Luciani – better know as Pope John Paul I – has moved forward... Read more

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vaticans Apostolic Palace.

Twentieth century Polish nurse among causes advancing toward sainthood

Jul 7, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Friday approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Hanna Chrzanowska, a Polish nurse and... Read more

Princess Diana.

Priest related to Princess Diana on the path to sainthood

Aug 31, 2016

A relative of Princess Diana, Prince William and Prince Harry has moved one step closer to sainthood.    Read more

General audience with Pope Francis on March 18, 2015.

How do you become a saint? Pope Francis gives a hint

Sep 12, 2015

Find someone who has never spoken ill of another person, someone who has never judged another – and they would... Read more

St. Therese of Lisieux and her sister Leonia Guerin. Public Domain Photos.

St. Therese of Lisieux's 'difficult' sister is on the road to sainthood

Feb 21, 2015

The “difficult” sister of St. Therese of Lisieux is on the road to sainthood, a reminder – according to her... Read more

Mons. Jesus Delgado, late San Salvador Archbishop Romero's secretary, speaks to reporters at the Vatican Press Office, Feb. 4, 2015.

Archbishop Romero had no interest in liberation theology, says secretary

Feb 21, 2015

Although liberation theology proponents visited Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and left him their books, he was never swayed by their... Read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

Suspension of Fulton Sheen's cause expected to be temporary

Sep 4, 2014

By Elise Harris

In the wake of the suspension of Archbishop Fulton Sheen's cause for canonization due to an ownership dispute of his... Read more

Pope Paul VI Visits Geneva to Address ILO Conference on Fiftieth Anniversary, June 10, 1969.

Vatican theologians recognize miracle attributed to Paul VI

Feb 24, 2014

The consulting theologians of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints have approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square during his general audience on Oct. 23, 2013.

Sainthood causes of over 100 martyrs advanced by Pope

Feb 8, 2014

The Pope has approved the advancement of the causes for canonization of over one hundred lay Catholics persecuted for their... Read more

Peter Faber.

Pope Francis declares sainthood of early Jesuit, Peter Faber

Dec 17, 2013

Pope Francis recognized the sainthood of early Jesuit Peter Faber on Dec. 17 after holding a private audience with Cardinal... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience October 30, 2013.

Pope Francis: Sanctity is for everyone, saints are not 'supermen'

Nov 1, 2013

On the Feast of All Saints, Pope Francis stressed that the saints are not “supermen” who are “born perfect,” but... Read more