For Eli Hernandez to complete his 30-page children’s book, “Dearest Children: A Message Inspired by Father Edward J. Flanagan,” each illustration took up to 20 hours, often done in the middle of the night after his family was asleep.
Naturally in a document on the Christian call to holiness, Pope Francis cited a heavenly host of saints — including some whose sainthood causes are ongoing and some who probably will never be canonized.
At a meeting March 6 with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, Pope Francis signed decrees for the causes of 13 men and women — among them a pope, an archbishop, two young laywomen and a number of priests and nuns.
Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of Holy Cross Father Patrick Peyton and St. John Paul II’s mentor, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski.
The Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict are reaffirming their policy not to promote the sainthood process for any of their own members, despite efforts by some others to promote the cause of Benedictine Sister Annella Zervas.
During a Mass to formally open the sainthood cause for Nicholas Black Elk, the Native American was described as someone who merged the Lakota and Catholic culture in a way “that drew him deeper into the mystery of Christ’s love and the church.”
Black Elk’s love for God and Scripture led him to become a catechist, fulfilling the mission of all disciples, said Bishop Robert D. Gruss of Rapid City in his homily at the Oct. 21 Mass at Holy Rosary Church in Pine Ridge.
An Indian nun, Clarist Sister Rani Maria Vattalil, stabbed to death in 1995 will be beatified Nov. 4, and one of those who will celebrate is her assassin, Samandar Singh.
A story in the daily newspaper caught Jennifer Pellegrine Sloss’ eye — about a new document from Pope Francis approving a fourth pathway to possible sainthood: giving one’s life in a heroic act of loving service to others as her dear friend Chiara did in sacrificing her life for her unborn childs life.
The following was first published in the Dec. 2 issue of The Record, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Louisville, Kentucky. It was written by Marnie McAllister, editor. Dachau, one of the Nazis’ notorious concentration camps, sits in the Bavarian countryside beside the town of Dachau. Less than an hour by car from Munich, Dachau’s […]
At a meeting Oct. 10 with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, the pope signed decrees acknowledging that the four lived the Christian virtues in a special way. If the pope also recognizes a miracle attributed to their intercession, they would be beatified. Another miracle is needed for canonization.