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by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Apr 12, 2022 / 08:55 am Pope Francis has advanced the beatification cause of an Italian laywoman who was neglected by her parents, abused by her husband, and suffered prolonged health problems. Maria Aristea Ceccarelli was born in northeastern Italy in 1883 to an illiterate and …

by Katie Yoder Lahore, Pakistan, Feb 1, 2022 / 16:40 pm When a suicide bomber attempted to enter a Catholic church in Pakistan in 2015, a 20-year-old  volunteer security guard blocked him. “I will die but I will not let you go in,” he reportedly told the terrorist armed with …

by Jonah McKeown New York City, N.Y., Dec 10, 2021 / 18:00 pm More than a dozen boxes containing evidence of Servant of God Dorothy Day’s reputation for holiness are on their way to the Vatican, after a Mass this week in New York City marked the end of two …

by Katie Yoder Baltimore, Md., Nov 17, 2021 / 15:45 pm Three servants of God are advancing toward sainthood: a 12-year old diagnosed with cancer who offered up her suffering, a man with a special devotion to the Sacred Heart, and a Civil War veteran who joined St. Damian of …

by CNA Staff Wichita, Kan., Sep 29, 2021 / 14:54 pm During Wednesday’s funeral Mass for Father Emil Kapaun, the Bishop of Wichita called the U.S. Army chaplain who died in a North Korean prisoner of war camp a “humble, and saintly priest.” “We come to pray for Father’s repose, …

by Kate Scanlon Peoria, Ill., Aug 25, 2021 / 10:58 am Proponents of the beatification of Venerable Fulton Sheen are still searching for answers about the cause, nearly two years after that process was paused. “I don’t know much,” Bishop Louis Tylka, Coadjutor Bishop of Peoria, told CNA in an …

by Joe Bukuras Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 17, 2021 / 10:44 am The US bishops voted Thursday that they consider it opportune to advance two causes of canonization, for Father Joseph Verbis Lafleur, a World War II military chaplain, and for Marinus (Leonard) LaRue, a merchant mariner who became a …

by Mercy Maina Vatican City, Mar 19, 2021 / 04:01 pm MT (CNA).- Among the seven clerics and religious whose heroic virtues were recognized by the Vatican on Thursday are three Italian religious sisters who died while serving victims of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo …

by Kevin J. Jones Denver Newsroom, Mar 5, 2021 / 05:27 pm MT (CNA).- Department of Defense investigators have identified the remains of U.S. Army chaplain and Servant of God Fr. Emil Kapaun among the unknown Korean War soldiers buried in a Hawaiian cemetery, much to the surprise and joy …

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Feb 20, 2021 / 09:10 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis has recognized the heroic virtue of three Italian religious sisters who died from Ebola in Africa during the 1995 outbreak. Sr. Floralba Rondi, Sr. Clarangela Ghilardi, and Sr. Dinarosa Bellerini were members of the Sisters …