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Father Isaac Thomas Hecker founded the Paulist Fathers in New York City in 1858.

U.S. bishops vote to advance canonization cause of American priest Isaac Hecker

Nov 15, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The U.S. bishops voted Tuesday to advance the cause of beatification and canonization of Servant of God Isaac Thomas Hecker,... 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

Detail of a mural showing Blessed Stanley Rother being welcomed into heaven at the new Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine in Oklahoma City.

What is the process for canonization? A guide for All Saints’ Day 

Nov 1, 2023

By Daniel Payne

On the day the Church celebrates the Church triumphant in heaven, we take a closer look at the formal process... Read more

Banner of St. Artemide Zatti at his canonization Mass on Oct. 9, 2022.

Pope Francis canonizes two new saints: St. Artemide Zatti and St. Giovanni Battista Scalabrini

Oct 9, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Scalabrini is known for founding a missionary order that ministered to immigrants, while Zatti was himself an immigrant, leaving Italy... Read more

Blessed Giovanni Battista Scalabrini

The date is set: 'Apostle of the Catechism' to be declared a saint of the Catholic Church

Aug 27, 2022

By Courtney Mares, AC Wimmer

A renowned Italian priest and bishop dedicated to evangelization and teaching the Catechism will be declared a saint of the... Read more

Bl. Artemide Zatti.

Date of canonization of immigrant nurse Artemide Zatti announced

Aug 27, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Artemide Zatti is the first Salesian coadjutor to be declared a saint. Read more

Archbishop Teofilo Camomot

Pope Francis advances sainthood cause of Filipino bishop known for bilocation

May 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope also approved the canonization of Blessed Giovanni Battista Scalabrini. Read more

Canonization Mass on May 15, 2022

Full text of Pope Francis’ homily for the canonization Mass of 10 saints

May 15, 2022

By Pope Francis

"This is our strength: we are loved by God," Pope Francis said. Read more

Canonization Mass on May 15, 2022

Pope Francis canonizes 10 new saints of the Catholic Church

May 15, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

It was the Church’s first canonization since October 2019. Read more

Titus Brandsma as rector magnificus of the Catholic University of Nijmegen in 1932.

Who was Titus Brandsma?

Mar 8, 2022

By Luke Coppen

Pope Francis will canonize the World War II martyr in May. 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

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