Category: Saints

The Life of John Henry Newman in a Nutshell

When Bl John Henry Newman is elevated to the canonised sainthood in October, he will become Britain’s first new saint since the canonisation of  St John Ogilvie in 1976. Born on February 21, 1801,...

Pope to Canonise Blessed John Henry Newman

By Junno Arocho Esteves – Pope Francis will declare Bl John Henry Newman, the 19th-century British cardinal, a saint on October 13. The British theologian will be canonised during a Mass at the Vatican,...

Who Was John Bradburne?

The sainthood cause for poet and Franciscan missionary John Bradburne will be launched in September in Zimbabwe after being approved by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome.  The poet and secular...

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...