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Queen Isabella I of Castile, Spain.

More than 130 Masses celebrated in 5 countries to promote Queen Isabella’s canonization

Nov 29, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

This year, 133 Masses were celebrated with this intention, most of them in Spain but also in Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela,... Read more

Argentino del Valle Larrabure.

Canonization cause opens for Argentine officer tortured and killed by Marxist insurgents

Aug 22, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The cause for canonization of Argentino del Valle Larrabure, an army colonel tortured and murdered in 1975 by Marxist rebels,... Read more

Father Emil Kapaun celebrating Mass using the hood of a jeep as his altar, Oct. 7, 1950. Public domain.

Post office in Kansas receives new name in honor of Father Emil J. Kapaun

May 29, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

A bill introduced by Rep. Tracey Mann of Kansas will recognize the Medal of Honor recipient whose cause for canonization... Read more

The sainthood causes of Father Miguel Costa y Llobera (1854–1922) and Sister Maria Margherita Diomira of the Incarnate Word (1651–1677) were advanced by Pope Francis on Jan. 19, 2023.

Meet the six newest venerable servants of God in the Catholic Church

Jan 19, 2023

By Courtney Mares

In a decree signed on Jan. 19, Pope Francis recognized the heroic virtue of an Italian stigmatic, four 20th-century priests,... 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

Photo credit: From left to right: Servants of God Charlene Marie Richard, Auguste Robert Pelafigue, and Joseph Ira Dutton

Meet 3 Servants of God who just advanced toward sainthood

Nov 17, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Three servants of God are advancing toward sainthood: a 12-year old diagnosed with cancer who offered up her suffering, a... Read more

Fr. Varghese Payyappilly. Public Domain.

Syro-Malabar priest among sainthood causes advanced by pope

Apr 16, 2018

Pope Francis has approved the advancement of the causes of eight Servants of God, all priests and religious, including Fr.... Read more

Fr. Emil J. Kapaun.

Korean War chaplain slated to receive Medal of Honor

Feb 26, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

A former Kansas Congressman has indicated that Servant of God Father Emil Kapaun will be awarded the Congressional Medal of... Read more