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French Dominican priest Fr. Marie-Etienne Vayssière (1864-1940).

French Catholic bishops open beatification cause of Dominican priest

Fr. Marie-Étienne Vayssière (1864-1940) is a little-known but quietly influential figure. Read more

Wiktoria Ulma with six of her children.

Polish Catholic family killed by Nazis for helping Jews on path to beatification

Seventy-seven years ago today, Nazis murdered a Polish Catholic family. Now, all nine family members -- including an unborn child... Read more

Fr. Adolf Kajpr. Credit: Vojtech Novotny (CC BY-SA 4.0).

‘A martyr who died laughing’: Cause of priest imprisoned by Nazis and communists advances

The sainthood cause of a Catholic priest who was imprisoned by both the Nazis and the communists has advanced with... Read more

A photo of Msgr. Bernard Quinn at the Immaculate Conception Center in Queens, New York City, June 2019.

Brooklyn diocese advances sainthood cause of local priest

The Bishop of Brooklyn accepted last week the findings of a nine-year diocesan investigation into the life of Monsignor Bernard... Read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

Fulton Sheen remains will move to Peoria, NY archdiocese says

The Archdiocese of New York will work to help transfer the remains of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, a spokesman for the... Read more

Fr. Frans van der Lugt, S.J., who was murdered in Homs, April 7, 2014.

Five years after priest's murder in Syria, Jesuits hope to introduce his cause

During a visit to Homs last week, the superior general of the Society of Jesus said that he would be... Read more

Carlo Acutis.

Body of venerable teen exhumed, too early to declare incorrupt

The body of Venerable Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager and computer programmer, was exhumed this week according to Canon Law,... Read more