Cause for Canonization - Latest News
Mar 21, 2017 - 12:39 am .- The Catholic convert who founded the Society of the Atonement, Father Paul Wattson, S.A., could be one step closer to recognition as a saint.
Feb 27, 2017 - 11:03 am .- Pope Francis recognized on Monday the heroic virtue of eight persons on the path to canonization, including an Italian surgeon and father of eight who suffered from several painful diseases throughout his life.
Dec 27, 2015 - 09:35 am .- Ever since entering the Church 27 years ago, theologian Lance Richey had always known about the Catholic social activist Dorothy Day in passing.  
Jul 3, 2015 - 06:26 am .- With a sister who is a Doctor of the Church and parents set to be canonized in October, Leonia Martin could be the fourth member of her family declared a saint as her own cause for canonization officially opens.
Feb 21, 2015 - 04:02 pm .- The “difficult” sister of St. Therese of Lisieux is on the road to sainthood, a reminder – according to her postulator – that holiness is a calling for all people.
Jan 27, 2015 - 05:01 pm .- As Pope Francis tweeted Jan. 27 to observe the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, it is worth remembering Bl. Odoardo Focherini, who died a martyr to rescue Jews from Nazi persecution.
Nov 11, 2014 - 08:22 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted Tuesday on several committee leadership positions, also considering several liturgical proposals and moving forward with a New York canonization cause.  
Sep 5, 2014 - 05:14 pm .- Following the halt of Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s canonization cause, both the Diocese of Peoria and the Archdiocese of New York have expressed a desire to move forward, as the Vatican calls for dialogue between the two.  
Jun 11, 2014 - 12:58 am .- A documentary about Venerable Michael McGivney, the 19th century priest who founded the Knights of Columbus, is now available on DVD.
Jan 9, 2014 - 12:58 am .- Supporters of the canonization cause of California priest Father Aloysius Ellacuria, C.M.F., have welcomed the help of prominent canon lawyer Dr. Andrea Ambrosi.
Dec 17, 2013 - 04:07 pm .- Pope Francis recognized the sainthood of early Jesuit Peter Faber on Dec. 17 after holding a private audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
Dec 10, 2013 - 02:12 pm .- The Focolare Movement, an organization dedicated to unity among all peoples, has requested that Bishop Raffaello Martinelli of Frascati begin an inquiry into the life of its founder, Chiara Lubich.
Mar 28, 2013 - 09:43 am .- Pope Francis has approved moving ahead with 16 causes for sainthood, which include multiple 20th-century martyrs, the foundress of a religious order with U.S. ties and a lay Portuguese woman.
Jul 17, 2012 - 10:30 am .- The testimony of a Colombian man who says he was “miraculously cured” of Parkinson's Disease through the intercession of Blessed John Paul II could allow for the canonization of the Polish pope.
May 10, 2012 - 03:59 pm .- Two figures in U.S. Catholic history, a 19th century bishop and a 20th century religious sister, moved closer to possible sainthood with a May 10 decree from the Pope approving their public veneration.
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