Posts Tagged ‘sainthood’

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

Tolkien: Is he on the path to sainthood? Comments 0

Monday, July 9th, 2018

J. R.R. Tolkien, in this writer’s opinion, has one of the best innate grasps of evangelizing through beauty of anyone writing in the 20th century. Why? Because his work is permeated with a Catholic understanding of beauty. Read more Related Posts:Fairy tales, vampires and novelist Karen UlloAre Catholics allowed to have a view on ethical Read more

King Louis XVI’s sister – sainthood possible Comments 0

Monday, November 13th, 2017

King Louis XVI’s sister, who was executed in the French Revolution, is a step closer to sainthood.  French bishops have approved officially opening of her Cause. Princess Elisabeth of France was executed along with her brother and sister-in-law, Queen Marie Antoinette. Read more Related Posts:Martyr’s first anniversary – Jacques…Sister Maureen McBride dies in a car Read more

Antoine Garin the father of Bibles in schools Comments 3

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

The cause of Fr Antoine Garin SM was launched on 14 April at a Mass at St. Michael’s Church, Remuera, Auckland. The launch, sponsored by an Auckland lay group, acknowledges Fr Garin’s founding of the parishes of Howick and Panmure. A good number of people were at the launch, including members of every branch of Read more

Pope Francis: Mother Teresa to become a saint on Sept. 4 Comments 0

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Pope Francis on Tuesday said Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata will become a saint on Sept. 4. Affectionately known as the “saint of the gutter” for her unconditional ‎love ‎for the poor, abandoned and marginalized, Mother Teresa earned several international honors, including ‎the ‎Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. ‎ She was beatified in 2003 by Read more

Suzanne Aubert takes another step towards sainthood. Comments 1

Friday, October 9th, 2015

The Theologians examining Suzanne Aubert’s cause have accepted the writings, spirituality and goodness of Suzanne Aubert. In 1997 the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference agreed to support the first part of the formal process, called the “Introduction of the Cause of Suzanne Aubert”. Then a historical consultation (Posito) was completed and presented for  theological consultation Read more

Boys Town founder Fr Flanagan’s cause goes to Rome Comments 0

Friday, June 26th, 2015

The cause for the sainthood of Fr Edward Flanagan, the priest who founded Boys Town, is heading for Rome. The Omaha Archdiocese in Nebraska closed the diocesan phase of the investigation with a June 18 Mass at St Cecilia’s Cathedral. The notary for the diocesan tribunal investigating the cause said he was struck by stories Read more

Another step in Smiling Pope John Paul I path to canonisation Comments 0

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Another step is soon to be taken in the path to canonisation of the “smiling pope”, John Paul I. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone announced that the position document for the beatification of Pope John Paul I will be submitted to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in the northern autumn. This sets out the pros Read more

Wild West nun who challenged Billy the Kid could be a saint Comments 0

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

A nun who challenged Wild West outlaw Billy the Kid could one day be declared a saint by the Catholic Church. Sante Fe Archdiocese has received permission from the Vatican to open the cause of Sr Blandina Segale, who was a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati. Sr Blandina taught poor children in Colorado in the 1870s Read more

First step towards sainthood taken for PNG Bishop Comments 0

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

On 15 April Pope Francis authorised the Congregation of the Causes of Saints to promulgate a decree regarding the heroic virtues of Bishop Alain-Marie Guynot de Boismenu, the second vicar apostolic of Papua New Guinea.  This is the first step in the process that leads to sainthood. His cause was opened in 1984  and was forwarded Read more