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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

A statue of Bl. Charles de Foucauld in Strasbourg, France.

When will Bl. Charles de Foucauld be canonized?

Oct 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘Only the date is missing,’ his postulator told CNA. Read more

The canonizations of St. John Paul and St. John XXIII in St. Peter’s Square, April 27, 2014.

Postulator: St. John Paul II remains a ‘prophetic voice’ seven years after canonization

Apr 27, 2021

“At the beginning of this process, Pope Benedict XVI gave me a clear instruction: work fast but work well.” Read more

Banner of St. John Henry Newman on St. Peter's Basilica for his canonization Oct. 13, 2019.

'Lead, kindly light' - Pope Francis names Newman a saint

Oct 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Nearly two centuries ago, John Henry Newman was England’s most well-known Anglican priest, until he risked everything to become a... Read more

Blessed John Henry Newman by Sir John Everett Millais (1881).

Cardinal Newman’s time in Rome

Oct 11, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal John Henry Newman, who will be canonized Oct. 13, is more often associated with Birmingham than Rome, but his... Read more

John Henry Newman by Sir John Everett Millais. public domain.

Pope Francis approves canonization of John Henry Newman

Feb 13, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Wednesday approved the canonization of Bl. John Henry Newman, a Roman Catholic cardinal, scholar, and founder of the... Read more

John Henry Newman by Sir John Everett Millais. public domain.

Vatican approves second miracle for Blessed John Henry Newman

Nov 28, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

A second miracle attributed to Blessed John Henry Newman has reportedly been approved by the Vatican, fueling expectation that his... Read more

Bl. Nunzio Sulprizio.

19th-century Italian teen to be canonized during youth Synod

Jul 19, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bl. Nunzio Sulprizio, who died at the age of 19 from bone cancer, will be declared a saint Oct. 14... Read more

Giorgo La Pira. Public domain

‘Holy mayor’ Giorgio La Pira takes next step to sainthood

Jul 5, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Most mayors do not live in unheated monastic cells, deliver candy from Orthodox patriarchs to the pope, or become ambassadors... Read more

Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero pose together in an undated file photo. Photo courtesy of Oficina de Canonizacion de Mons. Oscar Romero.

Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI to be canonized October 14

May 19, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Following a meeting between the Council of Cardinals and Pope Francis Saturday, the Vatican announced that Bl. Pope Paul VI... Read more

Pope Paul VI.

Vatican congregation approves miracle, opening door to Paul VI’s canonization

Feb 6, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Tuesday the Congregation for the Causes of Saints approved the second miracle needed for the canonization of Blessed Pope... Read more

Mother Teresa in 1981.

'I was sure that it was Mother Teresa who healed me'

Sep 5, 2017

By Elise Harris

The Brazilian man who received the miracle allowing for Mother Teresa’s canonization says that he and his wife were ordinary believers... Read more

Mother Teresa 1980.

'Hello. My name is Mother Teresa. I just wanted to give you my card.'

Sep 4, 2017

By Kate Veik

It happened on the most ordinary day, in the most ordinary of places.  Read more

Official portrait of Francisco and Jacinta Marto, designed by Silvia Patricio. Courtesy of the Fatima Shrine.

Francisco and Jacinta have officially been declared saints!

May 13, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Saturday officially declared Francisco and Jacinta Marto saints of the Catholic Church in front of hundreds of... Read more

Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto. Public Domain.

It's official: Pope Francis to canonize Fatima visionaries during May visit

Apr 20, 2017

By Elise Harris

During his trip to Portugal for the centenary of the Fatima Marian apparitions next month, Pope Francis will canonize visionaries... Read more

Pope Francis canonized seven new saints on October 16.

Pope at canonization Mass: Prayer isn’t always easy, pray anyway

Oct 16, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Sunday, Pope Francis canonized seven new saints in the Catholic Church, saying that prayer isn’t always a smooth path,... Read more

Pope Francis says the Mass of Canonization for the Martins, Father Grossi, and Sister Maria in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 18, 2015.

The Vatican is changing how it verifies miracles

Sep 23, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

Changes to the regulations for confirming alleged miracles during the causes of saints aim to preserve the scientific rigor of... Read more

Mother Teresa of Calcutta circa 1986 at a public pro-life meeting in Bonn, Germany.

Mother Teresa's unfulfilled wish: to serve the poor in China

Sep 5, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

It’s a little-known fact that near the end of her life, Mother Teresa went to China three times in order... Read more

Major Archbishop Baselios Cardinal Cleemis of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church.

What Mother Teresa's canonization means to the people of India

Sep 4, 2016

By Elise Harris

On September 4, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was officially declared a saint by Pope Francis.   Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis: Mother Teresa shows us our 'vocation to charity'

Sep 4, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

More than just helping people in need, the Christian life must include the roots of charity, putting our entire lives... Read more