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Pope Francis advances sainthood causes of eight men and women

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of eight men and women, including the pro-life French geneticist, Jerome Lejeune, and English Sister...

Sainthood causes require thorough investigation, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY — The saints are “the true light of the church,” so before they are proposed to all Catholics for imitation and veneration,...

Bonnie Engstrom says miracle in Sheen cause that saved her son...

PEORIA, Ill. -- As Bonnie Engstrom watched lifesaving measures being taken for her son, who had been born just moments before without a pulse...

Pope Francis approves miracle attributed to the intercession of Archbishop Fulton...

PEORIA, Ill.  -- With "overwhelming joy," Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria announced July 6 that Pope Francis had approved a miracle attributed to...

Pope advances sainthood causes for 17 women

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of three women and recognized the martyrdom of 14 religious sisters who were killed during...

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...

Vatican announces consistory to approve canonizations

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis will preside over a consistory to approve several canonizations, the Vatican announced. The May 19 consistory, which the Vatican announced...

Blessed Pope Paul VI to be canonized at close of synod,...

Catholic News Service ROME   -- Blessed Paul VI will be declared a saint in late October at the end of the Synod of Bishops...

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