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Fulton Sheen. Public domain

Sheen beatification delay an act of 'sabotage,' Peoria official writes

Dec 7, 2019

After the Diocese of Rochester last week confirmed it had requested that the beatification of Venerable Fulton Sheen be delayed,... Read more

Brother James Miller. Courtesy: La Salle Christian Brothers

Martyred religious brother from Wisconsin farm family to be beatified in Guatemala 

Dec 7, 2019

The son of Wisconsin farmers, Brother James Miller, FSC, will be beatified in Guatemala this Saturday, 36 years after he... Read more

Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski and St. John Paul II, then Cardinal Karol Wojtyla. Photo Courtesy of Adam Bujak/Bialy Kruk.

Vatican approves miracle of Polish Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski

Oct 3, 2019

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced Thursday approval of a miracle attributed to Venerable Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, the former primate of Poland known... Read more

Dachau concentration camp.

‘Secret preacher’ of Dachau concentration camp beatified

Sep 19, 2019

By Courtney Mares

The ‘secret preacher of block 17’ who witnessed to Christ in a Nazi concentration camp was beatified this week in... Read more

Pope Francis hears confessions at St. John Lateran in Rome March 2, 2017.

Pope Francis: God forgets our sins after confession

Sep 15, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Sunday that God forgets sins absolved within the confessional.  Read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

Archbishop Fulton Sheen to be beatified

Jul 6, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis approved the miracle attributed to Archbishop Fulton Sheen Friday, making possible the American television catechist's beatification.  Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square June 5, 2019.

'Witnesses of freedom and mercy' - Pope Francis remembers bishops martyred under Communism

Jun 5, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis Wednesday reflected upon his recent apostolic visit to Romania, where he beatified seven Greek-Catholic bishops martyred under Soviet... Read more

Pope Francis beatifies seven martyrs at Divine Liturgy in Blaj, Romania June 2, 2019.

Pope in Romania: Martyred bishops gave their lives for fidelity to the Church

Jun 2, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Declaring their beatification Sunday in Romania, Pope Francis said seven martyred Greek-Catholic bishops gave their lives for fidelity to the... Read more

Pope Francis greets the pilgrims during his weekly general audience in St Peter's square at the Vatican on Feb. 26, 2014.

Pope Francis: Martyred seminarians provide a witness for priests, bishops

Mar 10, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Sunday that the nine Spanish seminarian martyrs beatified this weekend provide a witness to priests and bishops... Read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

Appeals court says Fulton Sheen's body should go to Peoria

Mar 5, 2019

A New York appeals court has unanimously ruled that the earthly remains of Venerable Fulton Sheen should be moved to... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on a papal flight August 14, 2014.

Pope Francis mourns victims of attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt

Nov 4, 2018

By Courtney Mares

“I pray for the victims, pilgrims killed just because they are Christians, and I ask Holy Mary to console their... Read more

Wild West Ghost Town.

Nuns, guns and the Wild West: the extraordinary tale of Sr. Blandina

Jan 25, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Billy the Kid, a notorious bank and stage-coach robber of the Wild West, met his match in the most unlikely... Read more

Solanus Casey, CC 3.0 via Wikipedia.

Those close to the cause of Fr. Solanus Casey recall a humble, holy friar

Nov 17, 2017

By Mary Farrow

Before a potential saint is beatified, there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes.  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

Sixty Vincentians martyred during Spanish Civil War to be beatified

Nov 4, 2017

Next Saturday 60 members of the Vincentian Order who were martyred during the Spanish Civil War will be beatified at... Read more

Fr. Rother with a young child.

What it's like to gather relics of Fr. Stanley Rother

Sep 20, 2017

By Mary Farrow

When Fr. Stanley Rother, a missionary priest from Okarche, Oklahoma, was killed by rebels in Guatemala, his body was transferred... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Casa Santa Marta on April 11, 2016.

Pope Francis beatifies two Colombian martyrs

Sep 8, 2017

During Mass in Colombia on Friday, Pope Francis beatified two martyrs from the country, both of whom were killed in... Read more

Roberto Clemente statue in Pittsburgh.

No, Pope Francis did not beatify Roberto Clemente

Aug 18, 2017

Sports fans in the U.S. and beyond may be disappointed to learn that reports of baseball Hall-of-Famer Roberto Clemente being... Read more

Fr. John Sullivan in his twenties.

The story behind the Irish priest whose prayers could heal

Apr 26, 2017

Father John Sullivan was a prominent Irish Catholic convert who was known for his healing prayers, his consolation for the... Read more