Posts Tagged ‘Canonisation’

Chesterton hiccup highlights trouble in getting lay saints Comments 0

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Following the recent announcement that the cause for sainthood for celebrated writer Gilbert Keith Chesterton would not go forward in his home diocese, Dale Ahlquist, an expert on the author, said this stall “points to the difficulty of getting a layperson canonized.” Ahlquist noted one reason given for halting Chesterton’s cause was that the author, Read more

Pope to canonise British Catholic luminary John Henry Newman Comments 0

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Cardinal John Henry Newman, one of the most influential and controversial Christian figures of the 19th century and a leading Anglican before converting to Catholicism, will be made a saint, the Vatican said on Monday. Canonisation will take place at the Vatican on October 13, it said in a statement, after Pope Francis decreed recognition Read more

Cardinal John Henry Newman among new saints Comments 0

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Pope Francis has agreed to canonise Blessed John Henry Newman, Blessed Maria Teresa Chiramel Mankidiyan and Fr Salvatore Vittorio Emilio Moscoso Cardenas (martyr). He has also declared several people to have lived lives of heroic virtue. Newman was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010. He was a 19th century theologian, poet, Catholic priest and Read more

Seven new saints canonised on weekend Comments 0

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Pope Francis canonised seven new saints on Sunday in front of 70,000 people. The new saints are: Pope Paul VI, Archbishop Oscar Romero, Francesco Spinelli, Vincenzo Romano, Maria Caterina Kasper, Nazaria Ignazia of Saint Teresa of Jesus and Nunzio Sulprizio. St Paul VI was like St Paul, who “spent his life for Christ’s Gospel,” Francis Read more

Making saints out of rape victims criticised Comments 0

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Making saints out of rape victims has been criticised by a senior editor of a Catholic magazine. Mollie Wilson O’Reilly, an editor at large and columnist for the US-based Commonweal magazine, was sepcifically referring to the recent beatification of Anna Kolesárová. Kolesárová was a sixteen-year old Slovak girl who was murdered in front of her Read more

Teenager’s canonisation during youth synod planned Comments 0

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

A teenager’s canonisation will be included with others formally recognised as saints on 14 October. The canonisation will coincide with the world synod of bishops on young people, which will be meeting in Rome. Blessed Nunzio Sulprizio will be recognised as a saint along with Blessed Oscar Romero, Blessed Paul VI and four others. Read Read more

Oscar Romero to be recognised as saint Comments 0

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Oscar Romero is to be recognised as saint of universal church. He was shot dead on March 24th 1980 as he was saying Mass in the cancer hospital in El Salvador. In his three years as archbishop, he had become an outspoken voice for the poorest people of his country. They were caught up in Read more

Pope canonises 35 new saints mostly martyrs Comments 0

Monday, October 16th, 2017

On Sunday Pope Francis created 35 new saints during a  Mass in St Peter’s Square. In his homily, Francis referred to the Christian life as a “love story with God” and said “The Saints who were canonised today and especially the many martyrs, point the way.” Read more Related Posts:New Beatitudes from Pope require new Read more

Saving Lucas Batista – the Fátima miracle Comments 0

Monday, May 15th, 2017

The Vatican says the complete and unexplained recovery of  severely injured Lucas Batista is the miracle needed to canonise Franciso and Jacinta Marto. They say doctors, some of them non-believers, said Lucas’s recovery could not be explained. Pope Francis canonised the siblings on Saturday at Fátima. Lucas was five when he fell 6.5 metres out of a Read more

Canonisation of Fatima children Comments 0

Monday, March 27th, 2017

The canonisation of Fatima children Jacinta and Francisco Marto will take place when Pope Francis visits the Portuguese shrine in May. Read more   Related Posts:Sister Lucia of Fatima’s case for beatification10 little known facts about FatimaJosé Mourinho to speak Pope’s words in Fatima filmVatican denies claims on Ratzinger and Fatima third secret