Posts Tagged ‘Sainthood cause’

Father Peter Young’s work with addicts merits sainthood, supporters say

Monday, March 14th, 2022

A group of supporters is advocating for the process of canonisation for Father Peter Young, a revered Albany street priest. He rescued untold lives from the wreckage of addiction and incarceration. The push for sainthood began around the first anniversary of Young’s death at age 90 on December 9, 2020, after a long fight with Read more

Calls for sainthood for NYFD gay Catholic chaplain killed in 9/11 terror attacks

Thursday, September 9th, 2021
NYFD chaplain 9/11 sainthood

Supporters of a New York Fire Department (NYFD) Catholic chaplain killed in the 9/11 terror attacks are calling for him to be considered for sainthood. Mychal Judge was a gay man who devoted himself to ministering to vulnerable populations such as the homeless or people with HIV/AIDS. Some of his many admirers point to him Read more

Prince William’s ancestor on path to Catholic sainthood

Thursday, February 25th, 2021
Prince William ancestor

A 19th century English Catholic priest who was an ancestor of Britain’s Prince William, and Prince Harry is on the path to sainthood. On Saturday, the Vatican said Pope Francis had approved a decree recognising the “heroic virtues” of George Spencer. Fr. Spencer was a priest of the Passionist religious order who lived from 1799 Read more

Some believe Pā Wiremu Te Awhitu is a future saint

Thursday, August 6th, 2020
Te Awhitu

It is 26 years since Pā Wiremu Te Awhitu died on the 29th July 1994. Some would argue he is an Aotearoa saint waiting to be recognised. Every year people from the Hamilton Diocese and beyond gather at his birthplace Okahukura, north of Taumarunui to celebrate his life. His family have a marae there dedicated Read more

GK Chesterton – sainthood cause investigated

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

GK Chesterton – author and Catholic apologist – may be in line for canonisation. An investigation into the cause for Chesterton, conducted by Canon John Udris, is expected to be completed this year. “Chesterton stands up as that saint who contradicts the world in terms of speaking out against a bad philosophy and bad thinking,” Read more