Category: Saints

Meet Four Saintly Politicians

Few politicians have a reputation for holiness, but there are four Italians of that dirty trade for whom sainthood causes are underway. Desmond O’Grady introduces the four politicians of ethics. What do Luigi Sturzo, ...

Dioceses’ Spat Over Sheen’s Bones Ends

Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria, Illinois, announced “with great joy” that the New York Supreme Court ruled that the remains of Archbishop Fulton Sheen should be transferred from New York to his diocese. The...

Second Bl John Henry Newman Miracle Approved

Catholic bishops have expressed hope that Pope Francis will canonise Blessed John Henry Newman in 2019 after Vatican medics said the inexplicable healing of a U.S. mother was a miracle attributable to his intercession....

At Home in the Universal Church

When Pope Francis canonised Archbishop Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI and five others this month, Raymond Perrier was there. Here he reflects on that experience. The meaning of Catholic is of course “universal”. It...

My Friend, Fr Oscar

By Jo Tuckman – Leonor Chacón remembers every emotion she felt on March 24, 1980, as if it were yesterday. It started, she recalls, with the happiness that always accompanied the expectation that Archbishop Óscar...

Pope Paul VI Changed the Church

As the pope who oversaw much of Vatican II and its aftermath, Paul VI had to steer between continuity and innovation, as FR Valentine Iheanacho MSP explains. In many respects, the 1963-78 pontificate of...