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Keyword: sainthood

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  • Where is Fulton Sheen's Sainthood?

    02/25/2018 10:47:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 58 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/25/18 | Jim O'Neill
    God's will be done The Catholic religion inducts and celebrates its saints, and I would like to know what the holdup is regarding the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979). Why is he not yet a saint? For those who do not know, Fulton Sheen hosted an extremely popular television show in the 1950s. A number of its episodes can be watched on the internet, so those who were born long after Fulton Sheen’s passing can catch a glimpse of what the man was like.
  • Op-ed: Sainthood for Mother Teresa exposes the delusion of religion

    09/11/2016 4:48:33 AM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Sep 10 2016 | Gregory A. Clark
    In canonizing Mother Teresa as a saint ("Pope declares Mother Teresa a saint," Sept. 5), the pope publicly confirmed the essential tenets of Catholicism: That God could have stopped Catholic priests from raping altar boys. But, overall, He didn't want to. And millions throughout the world rejoiced in this good news. Such is religion.
  • Mother Teresa To Be Canonized on September 4

    03/15/2016 3:18:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | March 15, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Mother Teresa, or Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, will be declared a saint in the Roman Catholic Church on September 4, Pope Francis announced on Tuesday. While it was announced in December that she had been cleared for sainthood, her date of canonization was announced today. Affectionately known as the "saint of the gutter" for her unconditional ?love ?for the poor, abandoned and marginalized, Mother Teresa earned several international honors, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. She was beatified in 2003 by Pope John Paul II after being attributed to a first miracle, answering an Indian woman's prayers to cure...
  • Vatican set to approve Mother Teresa elevation to sainthood

    03/15/2016 3:12:35 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 14, 2016
    The Vatican committee that approves elevations to sainthood will meet Tuesday to consider a recommendation that Mother Teresa of Calcutta becomes Saint Teresa, the Holy See announced on Monday. With the long-awaited decision seen as a formality, Pope Francis is expected to sign a decree approving the canonisation of the 1979 Nobel peace prize winner and set a date and venue for it to happen.
  • Vatican announces consistory to approve canonization of Mother Teresa

    03/10/2016 10:15:09 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies ^ | March 7, 2016 | Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis will preside over a consistory to approve the canonization of five men and women, including Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, the Vatican announced. The March 15 consistory will also determine the approval of canonization of Argentine "gaucho priest," Blessed Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero and Blessed Jose Sanchez del Rio, a 14-year-old Mexican boy martyred for refusing to renounce his faith during the Cristero War of the 1920s, the Vatican said March 7. The meeting of cardinals and promoters of the sainthood causes, also known as an "ordinary public consistory," formally ends the process of...
  • Mother Teresa to Be Sainted After 2nd Miracle Declared: Vatican

    12/18/2015 7:34:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/18/2015 | by CLAUDIO LAVANGA and ALASTAIR JAMIESON
    ROME — Mother Teresa, who dedicated her life to helping India's poor, will be made a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican said Friday. She will likely be canonized in September to coincide with the 19th anniversary of her death and Pope Francis' Holy Year of Mercy, according to an Italian Catholic newspaper report. The pontiff marked his 79th birthday on Thursday by approving a decree that the nun had performed a second miracle 11 years after her death, the Vatican confirmed in a statement. She was beatified in 2003 as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta for healing an...
  • Obama touts Oscar Romero sainthood

    05/23/2015 10:01:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 41 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 23, 2015 | Sarah Westwood
    President Obama embraced the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador Saturday ahead of celebrations in El Salvador over the controversial religious figure's progression toward sainthood. "I join people in El Salvador and around the world today in welcoming the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero," Obama said. "He fearlessly confronted the evils he saw, guided by the needs of his beloved pueblo, the poor and oppressed people of El Salvador." Romero was shot while performing Mass in 1980 just one day after imploring the country's military to abandon their orders to violently repress a leftist uprising. Pope Francis called...
  • New Jersey nun credited with curing boy beatified

    10/04/2014 8:17:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    NEWARK, N.J. – A New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy's eye disease moved a step closer to sainthood Saturday in what church officials said was the first beatification Mass held in the United States. A beatification Mass for Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich, who died in 1927, was led by Cardinal Angelo Amato at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. Beatification is the third in a four-step process toward sainthood....
  • Time for new reformation re: understanding of Biblical priesthood, sainthood, & ordination [Vanity]

    06/26/2014 11:27:30 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 169 replies
    Colofornian | June 26, 2014 | Colofornian
    Mass confusion is still extant pertaining to three key Christian words -- each related to "ministry" and those who serve God: "priesthood" "saints" "ordination" Each of these words have, unfortunately, been largely skewed by the historical Church: The first two by Roman Catholicism; the latter by Protestantism. 'Holy Priesthood...Royal Priesthood' No New Testament-based Church can neglect 1 Peter 2:4-9 and Revelation 1:5-6 plus Revelation 5:10 in its definition of "priesthood." In 1 Peter 2, the "holy priesthood" (verse 5) and the "royal priesthood" (verse 9) are described as a privilege presented to those who... ...come to Christ (verse 4); ...are...
  • Pope Paul VI: Next Contestant on the Santo Subito Show

    04/28/2014 10:22:50 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 22 replies
    The Remnant ^ | 4/24/14 | Michael Matt
    But, wait, there’s more! According to La Stampa, Pope Paul VI has reportedly been penciled in for beatification this coming fall at the conclusion of the Synod of Bishops in Rome. Yes, that’s right—Paul VI! Remember him? That vague, sort of nondescript pontiff who made up for negligible personal magnetism with an almost fanatical penchant for novelty. There is no particular cult associated with his cause, of course, other than among a few aging ecclesiastical hippies inside the Vatican who are evidently bound and determined to nominate their pal Paul for a Halo Award, come hell or high water. Something...
  • Shouldn't Bible-believing church leaders be speaking up on "sainthood"? (vanity)

    04/27/2014 3:47:28 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 404 replies
    With it so much in the news right now that the Catholic Church is making two former Popes "saints." shouldn't Bible-believing Christians, and those in leadership in particular, be pointing out the Bible truth on who is a saint is? The media won't do this themselves, and the Catholic use of "saint" has caused a lot of ignorance on this most important matter.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: BEATIFICATION, 02-12-14

    02/12/2014 8:13:27 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 02-12-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:BEATIFICATION A declaration by the Pope as head of the Church that one of the deceased faithful lived a holy life and/or died a martyr's death and is now dwelling in heaven. As a process, the beatification consists of a years-long examination of the life, virtues, writings, and reputation for holiness of the servant of God under consideration. This is ordinarily conducted by the bishop of the place where he or she resided or died. For a martyr miracles worked through the person's intercession need not be considered in this primary process. The second, or Apostolic,...
  • Pope approves miracle attributed to American nun

    12/18/2013 3:30:57 PM PST · by NYer · 44 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | December 18, 2013
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has approved the attribution a miraculous healing to the intercession of a young American nun, opening the way to her beatification. Born and raised in New Jersey, Miriam Teresa Demjanovich (1901-1927) entered the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in 1926 and died one year later, taking her religious vows one month before her death.The miracle that opens the way for the beatification of Miriam Teresa Demjanovich involves the restoration of perfect vision to a boy who had gone legally blind because of macular degeneration. Silvia Correale, the postulator for Sr Teresa’s cause in Rome, said...
  • A path to sainthood that could be explosive

    08/10/2013 11:50:35 AM PDT · by NYer · 58 replies
    ucanews ^ | July 10, 2013 | Alessandro Speciale
    At a special ceremony on July 6, Pope Francis briefly met with clergy and officials who, over the past two years, have been involved in the diocesan phase of the beatification process of Vietnamese Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan.Cardinal Van Thuan spent 13 years in prison, nine of them in solitary confinement in Hanoi, following his appointment as coadjutor archbishop of Saigon just seven days before South Vietnam fell to the Communist North in 1975.He was released in 1988 and Pope John Paul II called him to Rome, where he eventually became president of the Pontifical Council for Justice...
  • Sainthood [Drudge Headline-Pope John Paul II]

    07/05/2013 5:24:31 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 14 replies
    DrudgeReport ^ | 7/5/2013 | Drudge
    Drudge Headline and picture .....                                                                   SAINTHOOD
  • Pope Francis clears John Paul II for sainthood

    07/05/2013 5:23:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 5, 2013 7:50 AM EDT | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis on Friday cleared Pope John Paul II for sainthood, approving a miracle attributed to his intercession and setting up a remarkable dual canonization along with another beloved pope, John XXIII. In a major demonstration of his papal authority, Francis decided to make John XXIII a saint even though the Vatican hasn’t confirmed a second miracle attributed to his intercession. The Vatican said Francis had the power to “dispense” with the normal saint-making procedures to canonize him on his own merit, without a miracle.The ceremonies are expected before the end of the year. The date of Dec. 8 has...
  • "To Hell With It" - Dorothy Day (Kinda interesting article from the *bad* NCR)

    12/06/2012 10:00:52 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 30 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Dec. 5, 2012 | Michael Sean Winters
    We continue our series of considering Catholic identity today by looking at Dorothy Day. Monday, I set the tone for the week by recalling the response of Flannery O’Connor to a group of erudite Catholics who thought the Eucharist was a great symbol: “Well, if it’s just a symbol, then to hell with it.” Then, I examined the counterfeit of faith known as civil religion. Yesterday, I looked at the Vatican new motu proprio regarding the Catholic identity of our charities and a different counterfeit form of Christianity, a reduction of the faith to a social justice ethic. Today,...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ADVOCATUS DEI, 01-16-12

    01/16/2012 8:48:59 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 01-16-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):ADVOCATUS DEI Advocate of God. The one authorized to examine the virtues and reported miracles of a person whose cause for beatification has been introduced with the Holy See. Also called the promoter of the cause. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Holy Fulton: Amid Dispute Over Resting Place, Peoria Halts Sheen Sainthood

    11/11/2010 6:27:09 AM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    WITL ^ | November 11, 2010 | Rocco Palmo
    We interrupt this hiatus for an intriguing story of particular note.... Arguably the most influential figure in the four-century history of American Catholicism, nearly a year after Fulton Sheen was celebrated anew across the globe on the 30th anniversary of his death, the iconic prelate's boyhood diocese has suddenly pulled out of leading the charge for his beatification. In a release posted to its website late last week, the Peoria-based Archbishop Sheen Cause announced the surprise move thus: It is with great sadness and disappointment, Bishop [Daniel] Jenky announces that after nine years of effort and sacrifice, the Diocese...
  • Miracles have a measure

    10/17/2010 3:25:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | October 16, 2010 | ANDY RIGA
    Father Claude Grou stands in front of a statue of Brother Andre at St. Joseph's Oratory. The humble hero would have been comfortable with canonization, the oratory rector argues, "if this can help people to love St. Joseph better, if this can help people come closer to God." Before recognizing a saint, the Catholic church says it thoroughly investigates the subject to ensure he or she led a remarkable and exemplary Christian life. The subject must also have at least two miracles recognized as taking place through his or her intercession. The Vatican says it must confirm that "the act...