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Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Detroit.

Friendship and from-scratch food served up at Fr. Solanus’ soup kitchen

Nov 18, 2017

By Mary Farrow

It’s a Franciscan custom to give food - even if that’s just a simple sandwich - to anyone who comes... Read more

Venerable Solanus Casey, who will be beatified Nov. 18, 2017. Photo courtesy of the Capuchin Franciscan Order of St. Joseph in Detroit.

Fr. Solanus Casey: the American priest who will be beatified next week

Nov 8, 2017

Venerable Solanus Casey, an American-born Capuchin priest who died in 1957, will be beatified at a Nov. 18 Mass in... Read more

Blessed Stanley Rother tapestry at Beatification Mass in Oklahoma City Sept. 23, 2017.

My cousin the martyr: meet Blessed Stanley Rother's large family

Sep 23, 2017

By Mary Farrow

They came from Illinois and they came from Wisconsin. They came from Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico.  Read more

Blessed Stanley Rother and a little girl.

Faithful martyr and missionary Father Stanley Rother beatified in Oklahoma

Sep 23, 2017

Father Stanley Rother, an Oklahoma priest martyred in Guatemala, was beatified Saturday during a Mass in Oklahoma City attended by... Read more

Joseph Mayr-Nusser.

This man was killed for defying Hitler – and now he's been beatified.

Mar 21, 2017

By Mary Farrow

Italian layman Joseph Mayr-Nusser who refused to take the Hitler oath was beatified March 18 in his home town of... Read more

Fr. Kapaun with his pipe. Courtesy of the Diocese of Wichita.

This priest died in a Korean prison camp. Will the Catholic Church beatify him?

Jul 2, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

There's good news in Kansas: former army chaplain Father Emil J. Kapaun has taken a step closer to possible beatification... Read more

Sister Irene Stefani, Nyeri, Kenya. Courtesy of Kenya Yote.

'Mother of Mercy' beatification in Kenya draws tens of thousands

May 27, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Massive crowds attended Saturday's beatification of early twentieth-century Italian missionary, Sister Irene Stefani, who was known as “mother of mercy”... Read more

A procession in San Salvador for the beatification Mass of Oscar Romero.

Oscar Romero, a 'father of the poor,' beatified in El Salvador

May 23, 2015

Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified in El Salvador this morning, with Pope Francis declaring from the Vatican that the martyr's... Read more

A religious sister kisses the relic of Bl. Miriam Teresa Demjanovich during her beatification ceremony Oct. 4, 2014.

New Jersey sister first to be beatified on US soil

Oct 8, 2014

Michael Mencer should have been blind for 50 years by now. As a third grader, Mencer was diagnosed with juvenile... Read more

Retired pontiff Benedict XVI.

Benedict could attend Paul VI beatification, spokesman reveals

Oct 6, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Retired pontiff Benedict XVI may take part to Paul VI's beatification Mass Oct. 19, revealed Father Federico Lombardi, director of... Read more

Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, who will be beatified Sept. 27 in Madrid. Photo courtesy of Opus Dei.

Blessed Opus Dei bishop 'knew how to serve'

Sep 26, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones, Alan Holdren

Ahead of the Sept. 27 beatification of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the current head of Opus Dei recalled his predecessor... Read more

Logo for Pope Francis' apostolic voyage to South Korea, Aug. 14-18, 2014.

124 Korean martyrs to be beatified by Pope next month

Jul 30, 2014

By Jan Bentz

During his August visit to Korea, Pope Francis is to beatify Paul Yun Ji-chung, the nation's first martyr, as well... Read more

Bishop Alvaro del Portillo.

Opus Dei prelate beatification expected to draw 100,000 attendees

Jun 7, 2014

The first successor of St. Josemaria Escriva as leader of Opus Dei, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, will be beatified Sept.... Read more

Vatican City - October 2, 2013: St. Peter's Basilica, October 2, 2013.

Paul VI to be beatified at close of synod on family

May 10, 2014

The Vatican has announced that Pope Paul VI will be beatified this October at the conclusion of the synod of... Read more

Cardinal Julián Herranz Casado in Rome on March 13, 2014.

Cardinal remembers Opus Dei priest as man 'chosen by God'

Mar 14, 2014

By Elise Harris

During a special conference commemorating the life of deceased Opus Dei leader Msgr. Alvaro del Portillo, Cardinal Julian Herranz noted... Read more

Bishop Alvaro del Portillo (Right) with St. Josemaría Escrivá, Photo courtesy of Opus Dei.

Opus Dei bishop showed 'enormous faith,' biographer says

Jan 28, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

The upcoming beatification of Opus Dei lead prelate Bishop Alvaro del Portillo brings to prominence a man of deep faith... Read more

Bishop Alvaro del Portillo with John Paul II.

Opus Dei bishop's beatification set for Madrid

Jan 24, 2014

Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the second leader of Opus Dei, will be beatified in his birthplace of Madrid on Sept.... Read more


Beatification cause imminent for auxiliary bishop of Madrid

Aug 22, 2013

The Archdiocese of Madrid has announced that this fall, the beatification cause of Auxiliary Bishop Eugenio Romero Pose will officially... Read more

Bishop Alvaro del Portillo with John Paul II.

Opus Dei bishop to be beatified after newborn's miracle cure

Jul 10, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

Pope Francis has approved the beatification of Venerable Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the second leader of Opus Dei, after recognizing... Read more

Francesco Manicardi (far right) speaks about his grandfather during the June 4, 2013 press conference in Vatican Radio's Marconi Hall.

Church to beatify father of seven who saved 100 lives

Jun 4, 2013

Odoardo Focherini will be beatified in the Italian city of Carpi on June 15 for his life of faith and... Read more