Category Archives: Cause for Beatification

Pope Francis thinking about declaring Pius XII a saint

from: Catholic News Agency By Andrea Gagliarducci Pope Pius XII. CNA file photo. Vatican City, Jul 31, 2013 / 11:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis is considering whether he will make Pope Pius XII a saint, in the same way … Continue reading

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The True Stardom of Fulton Sheen

by William Doino Jr. 1 The name of Fulton J. Sheen brings to mind many things: “the Golden Age of Catholicism” . . . the stirring sermons . . . the amusing stories and dramatic conversions. . . the black … Continue reading

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Venerable Fulton Sheen: towards Sainthood.

Robert Walker/The New York Times Archbishop Sheen, shown here in 1979, was the host of the program “Life Is Worth Living,” watched by millions each week. By SHARON OTTERMAN Published: June 29, 2012 in the New York Times. Archbishop Fulton … Continue reading

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Recognition finally for a warrior priest’s heroics

By Daniel Nasaw, BBC News Magazine, Kansas US Army Chaplain Father Emil Kapaun stole, suffered and sacrificed his life for his fellow soldiers in a Korean prison camp. Six decades after his death, he is being considered for the Congressional … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Found Cause of Down Syndrome Moves Closer to Canonization

This spring, the Archdiocese of Paris will officially conclude the diocesan phase of the cause of canonization for Dr. Jérôme Lejeune. Zenit reports: The April 11 ceremony will include a Mass for life in the Notre Dame Cathedral. Jérôme Lejeune … Continue reading

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CONSISTORY FOR CANONISATION OF SEVEN BLESSEDS, COURTESY VISITS OF NEW CARDINALS

Vatican City, 10 February 2010 (VIS) – In St. Peter’s Basilica at 10.30 a.m. on Saturday 18 February Benedict XVI will celebrate an ordinary public consistory for the creation of twenty-two new cardinals during which he will impose the biretta, … Continue reading

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Vatican to investigate Cause of British nun who hid Jews from Nazis

By Simon Caldwell Mother Riccarda Beauchamp Hambrough was a member of the Bridgettines, nicknamed ‘the hot cross bun nuns’ The Vatican has taken up the canonisation Cause of a British nun who helped to hide scores of Jews from the … Continue reading

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Miracle attributed to intercession of Fulton Sheen being investigated.

Sheen intercession cited in area boy’s alleged miraculous healing By Jennifer Willems That James Fulton Engstrom is celebrating his first birthday on Friday is amazing. In fact, some would call his life a miracle. Considered stillborn on Sept. 16, 2010 … Continue reading

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Decree on the Cult of Blessed John Paul II.

“An Exceptional Character … Marks the Beatification” VATICAN CITY, APRIL 11, 2011 Here is an unofficial translation of the decree issued by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments that regulates the public liturgical observance, also known as the … Continue reading

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COMMUNIQUE CONCERNING BEATIFICATION OF JOHN PAUL II

VATICAN CITY, 18 FEB 2011 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office released the following communique at midday today. “The beatification of Servant of God Pope John Paul II will be a major ecclesial event divided into the following five … Continue reading

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Cause for the Beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Fulton John Sheen was born to Newton and Delia on May 8,1895 in El Paso, Illinois. The oldest of four sons, he was baptized Peter John in St. Mary’s Church, but soon became known by his mother’s maiden name, Fulton. … Continue reading

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