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CNA Staff, Sep 25, 2020 / 04:00 am MT (CNA).- It is hard to overstate the impact Fr. Gabriel Richard, a French missionary priest, had on the state of Michigan and the city of Detroit, in particular. From co-founding the University of Michigan, to starting Detroit’s first newspaper, penning the

CNA Staff, Jul 11, 2020 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA).- Pope Francis on Saturday recognized the heroic virtue of the life of a 17th century Italian Jesuit missionary who evangelized – and mapped – much of what is now northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. On July 11, the

by Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, Jun 11, 2020 / 03:01 am MT (CNA).- Venerable Carlo Acutis, an Italian teen whose beatification Pope Francis approved in February, is known for his gift for computer programming, but how he used those skills is what makes him an example of holiness, according to

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, May 27, 2020 / 08:30 am MT (CNA).- The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis has advanced the sainthood causes of 14 men and women, including Bl. Charles de Foucauld, a French missionary killed in Algeria in 1916. De Foucauld, also known as Brother Charles

St. John Paul II’s father, Karol Wojtyła, and mother, Emilia, with their eldest son, Edmund. Credit: Archidiecezja Krakowska.
CNA Staff, May 7, 2020 / 07:00 am MT (CNA).- The sainthood causes of St. John Paul II’s parents were formally opened in Poland Thursday. A ceremony launching the causes of Karol and Emilia Wojtyła took place at the Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Wadowice,

Matteo Farina (1990-2009). Credit: Matteofarina.com
by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, May 6, 2020 / 09:30 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis Wednesday advanced the sainthood causes of five men and women, including an Italian teenager who died of a brain tumor in 2009, declaring them “venerable.” After a May 5 meeting with Cardinal Angelo Becciu, the

By Erin Schurenburg Only one diocesan inquiry for sainthood has happened in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Blessed Frances Schervier (1819-1876), the European-born founder of a new Franciscan community, lived a life of holiness and service. In 1844, she became a secular Franciscan. The next year, she and four companions established

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A panel of theologians advising the Vatican’s Congregation for Saints‘ Causes voted unanimously to recognize the late Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero as a martyr, according to the newspaper of the Italian bishops’ conference.

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY — “They call me Holy Father and that is what I must be,” the future St. John XXIII wrote in his diary. A nun who worked in the papal apartments with the future St. John Paul II saw him tired one day