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Sainthood
August 31, 2021
Pope Francis has advanced the cause for sainthood of a young mother who sacrificed her own life to save her unborn child. The Pontiff recognised the “heroic virtues” of Maria Cristina Cella Mocellin, who died from cancer in 1995 at the age of 26 years after she refused chemotherapy for herself so her unborn son,
March 03, 2021
Sometimes we need to speak ill of the dead. We may need to speak critically when the dead is a public figure whose memory his ideological allies use to promote their cause. When political people memorialize him in a way that establishes their favored political narrative. We must criticize to try to establish the truth. And as Catholics, we should be critical for another reason.
July 11, 2017
People who lived a good Catholic life and who freely accepted a certain and premature death for the good of others will now be considered for beatification
June 09, 2017
US bishops voted to allow that Julia Greeley, a Missouri-born domestic worker, be investigated for a possible sainthood
May 24, 2016
Chesterton 'addresses the narrowness and slipperiness of modern thinking', says the author of a new guide to his work
April 26, 2016
The Archdiocese of New York announced a canonical inquiry into Day's life last week
December 16, 2015
Francis has approved decrees for 17 on path to sainthood
October 29, 2015
Father Santos spoke about a parishioner who recovered from several brain tumours
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