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Mass formally opens canonization cause for Black Elk

  PINE RIDGE, S.D.  -- During a Mass to formally open the sainthood cause for Nicholas W. Black Elk, the Native American was described as...

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...

Sainthood cause for Focolare founder formally begins

FRASCATI, Italy — Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare Movement, “lit a new light in the church's journey toward unity,” Pope Francis said. In a...

Archbishop Sheen sainthood process suspended indefinitely — second update

The canonization cause of Archbishop Fulton Sheen has been suspended indefinitely, according to a statement issued Sept. 3 by the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois,...

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