Tag: sainthood

Knights ‘praying for years’ for founder’s beatification, says Anderson

WASHINGTON | Father Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus, may be an ideal prospective saint for the current age, said Carl L. Anderson, supreme knight of the international fraternal order. “We’ve been praying for years for this to occur, and finally this day has arrived,” he told Catholic News Service May 27…. Read more »

Pope advances sainthood cause of Italian millennial

VATICAN CITY | Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of one woman and four men, including an Italian millennial who dedicated his brief life to spreading faith and happiness to his peers. The pope signed the decrees May 5 during a meeting with Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes. The Vatican… Read more »

Cause opened for Catholic educator dedicated to those with disabilities

ERIE, Pa. |Bishop Lawrence T. Persico Dec. 17 announced the opening of the canonization cause for Gertrude Barber, a renowned Erie educator and Catholic woman of faith who dedicated her life to serving children and adults with intellectual disabilities/autism and their families. “It is an honor to open the cause for sainthood for Dr. Gertrude… Read more »

Catholics pledge to have Masses said in support of Sheen beatification

WASHINGTON | The Dec. 3 announcement by the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, that the Vatican has decided to postpone the beatification of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen has led to a grassroots effort to have Masses said all over the world to pray his beatification will go forward. Organizers of the effort hope to have “a… Read more »