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Armida Barelli and Father Mario Ciceri are beatified at Milan Cathedral, Italy, on April 30, 2022.

Faith-based feminism pioneer and tireless wartime Catholic priest beatified together in Italy

May 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The beatification of Armida Barelli and Father Mario Ciceri took place at Milan Cathedral. Read more

Maria Aristea Ceccarelli.

Woman who endured neglect and abuse declared venerable by Pope Francis

Apr 12, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Maria Aristea Ceccarelli’s parents married her off to a man who treated her like an indentured servant. Read more

Bl. Artemide Zatti.

Pope Francis approves canonization of immigrant nurse

Apr 12, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bl. Artemide Zatti was born in Italy, but emigrated to Argentina in 1897. Read more

Armida Barelli and Fr. Mario Ciceri.

Pioneer of faith-based feminism and WWII priest to be beatified in April

Nov 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

Armida Barelli and Fr. Mario Ciceri will be beatified at Milan Cathedral. Read more

Pope John Paul I in an undated file photo.

This is the miracle that paved the way for John Paul I’s beatification

Oct 13, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has officially recognized the miracle, which took place in his homeland. Read more

Mother Elżbieta Róża Czacka.

Who is the nun who will be beatified with Cardinal Wyszynski, Poland’s ‘Primate of the Millennium’?

Jul 15, 2021

By Luke Coppen

Mother Elżbieta Róża Czacka is little known outside of Poland. Read more

Nicola d’Onofrio (1943-1964).

Officials study miracle attributed to Italian Catholic who died at age 21

Jul 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

Nicola d’Onofrio died in 1964 after a battle with cancer. Read more

Religious sisters view remains discovered at a site in Gdańsk, northern Poland.

Inside the search for Polish Catholic sisters killed by the Red Army and on the path to beatification

Jun 4, 2021

By Luke Coppen

The sisters were brutally mistreated by Soviet soldiers in 1945. Have their bodies finally been recovered? Read more

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

French Catholic bishops open beatification cause of Dominican priest

Apr 9, 2021

By Solène Tadié

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

Mar 24, 2021

By Luke Coppen

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

Jan 7, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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

Jun 25, 2019

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

Jun 8, 2019

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

Apr 8, 2019

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

Jan 25, 2019

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