Category: Saints

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...

The Pope Who Inspired Romero and Hurley

Two giants in the struggle for justice studied at the same time in Rome and took inspiration from the pope at the time, explains PADDY KEARNEY. Archbishops Óscar Romero of San Salvador and Denis Hurley...

Could this Joburg Couple Become Saints?

A  Johannesburg couple could one day become only the second married pair to be canonised, after Louis and Zélie Martin, the parents of St Thérèse of Lisieux. The archdiocese of Johannesburg has laid the...

Padre Pio: Holy and Controversial

He is one of the Church’s most popular saints, revered for his holiness, but there was a time when even a saintly pope opposed Padre Pio, who died 50 years ago next week. CHRISTEN...

The Sainthood of Sr Reinolda May

The sainthood cause for Sr Reinolda May, the visionary of Ngome,has taken its first steps. ERIN CARELSE looks at the life of the Benedictine nun, how the devotion grew, and the way forward for her cause....

Uganda Martyrs Inspire Cause for Benedict Daswa

Bishop Hugh Slattery MSC – Recently a small group of pilgrims from the diocese of Tzaneen went to Uganda to honour their martyrs and to get inspiration for promoting the cause of our own...