One of the most influential Catholic figures of the 20th Century – Venerable Servant of God Fulton J. Sheen – will be beatified in his home diocese of Peoria, Illinois on December 21, 2019.
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By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Vatican has officially opened an investigation into the cause for sainthood of a popular Venezuelan mystic who allegedly received 31 apparitions of the Virgin Mary during her lifetime.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Vatican has confirmed that the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints has given its approval for the beatification process of Pope John Paul II to proceed.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer The beatification process of Pope John Paul II is being delayed as the Vatican seeks more documentation on his 27-year pontificate and reviews the content of hundreds of letters he wrote before and after becoming pope to his longtime friend and adviser, Dr. Wanda Poltawska.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer A panel of theological consultors has unanimously agreed that the inexplicable healing of an American man who was "bent double" by a severe spinal disorder came as a result of praying to Cardinal John Henry Newman for a miracle. The decision will allow Pope Benedict XVI to declare him "Blessed.”
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer A nine-year old boy crippled by a kidney tumor was miraculously able to walk after praying at the tome of Pope John Paul II last week on the eve of the fourth anniversary of his death.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer A Polish newspaper is reporting that the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints has made the decision to beatify Pope John Paul II on April 2, 2010.
by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer Pope Benedict XVI authorized the promulgation of decrees attributing miracles to five causes, including that of Louis and Marie-Celie “Zelie” Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, paving the way for their beatification.
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