In addition to approving the second miracle for Fatima seers Francisco and Jacinto Marto, the Vatican approved the martyrdom of a young Indian nun murdered in 1995 whose attacker later repented and converted, and the heroic virtue of a young girl who lived for 22 years with a disfiguring skin disease.
In honor of International Women’s Day, the Vatican hosted the first meeting of the “Women’s Consultation Group,” comprised of 37 women from a variety of backgrounds who will discuss greater representation of women in leadership at the Vatican.
Evidence of the holiness of the life of Sr. Lucia, one of the three children who received messages from Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal nearly 100 years ago, was formally presented by church officials this week.
A liberal columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer thought his snarky column attacking Archbishop Charles Chaput’s latest book would be the last word – until this feisty immigration lawyer made his critique look as hollow as it was.
Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, president of the pontifical council charged with interpreting canon law, issued a short booklet explaining what the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia is saying about admittance of divorced and civilly remarried couples to the Sacraments.
Servant of God Justus Takayama Ukon, a Japanese samurai who died in exile in the 17th century, was beatified on February 7 by Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.