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Why we ask saints for their intercession

"I want to spend my heaven in doing good on earth," said St. Therese of Lisieux, as noted in "The Final Conversations." And so she...

A canonization’s focus on legacy and holiness

The gunman who fired the shot in El Salvador March 24, 1980, that killed San Salvador's revered Archbishop Oscar Romero while he celebrated Mass...

Salvadoran: Blessed Romero, family friend, used visits to escape horrors

Catholic News Service SANTA TECLA, El Salvador — Leonor Chacon remembers every emotion she felt March 24, 1980, as if it were yesterday. It started, she...

Archbishop Romero to be beatified May 23 in El Salvador

Catholic News Service SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero will be beatified in San Salvador May 23, said Italian Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia,...

Pope Francis recognizes martyrdom of Archbishop Romero

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — After decades of debate within the church, Pope Francis formally recognized that Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was killed...

Theologians declare that Archbishop Romero is a martyr

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...

Salvadoran bishops ask pope to beatify Archbishop Romero

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Pope Francis assured the bishops of El Salvador that the sainthood cause of slain Archbishop Oscar Romero was proceeding...

Slain archbishop’s message resonates with young Catholics

Catholic News Service Each spring, the doors of the small church near Candler, close to Asheville in North Carolina, are flung open to let in...

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