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Saints in the News, September 2021

September 30, 2021 BK O'Neel 1

Italian priest beatified BOLOGNA—A parish priest of Bologna who served his parishioners during World War II at the cost of his own life was beatified September 26. Fr. Giovanni Fornasini was ordained as a Bolognese […]

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Saints in the News, July 2021

July 10, 2021 BK O'Neel 0

Fr. Tolton’s cause gains attention QUINCY — The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that dozens of area Catholics gathered on the afternoon of July 9 at the town’s St. Peter Church to commemorate the passing of the […]

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Saints in the News, June 2021

June 1, 2021 BK O'Neel 1

Seven Sainthood causes advance Vatican News reports that in an audience on May 22 with Pope Francis, Marcello Cardinal Semeraro, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, presented the Holy Father for […]

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Saints in the News, March 2021

March 3, 2021 BK O'Neel 1

Pope Francis moves causes forward VATICAN CITY – Vatican News reports that Marcello Cardinal Semeraro, the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, recently presented for approval by His Holiness Pope Francis the […]

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Saints in the News, February 2021

February 7, 2021 BK O'Neel 2

VATICAN CITY STATE – On Jan. 21, Pope Francis received in audience Marcero Cardinal Semararo, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. His Holiness authorized the Congregation to promulgate decrees for a priest […]

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Saints in the News: January 2021

January 10, 2021 BK O'Neel 0

VILNIUS—The Church has opened the beatification cause of Sr. Wanda Boniszewska, a Polish nun who was a reputed stigmatist and was tortured by Stalin’s secret police. Being a stigmatist means someone either literally or mystically […]

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Saints in the News: June 2020

June 16, 2020 BK O'Neel 3

Special Mass to take place On Monday, June 22, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern, the Mattie Stepanek Guild will sponsor a Mass to commemorate the sixteenth anniversary of the passing of poet and peace activist Mattie Stepanek, as well […]

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Saints in the News

February 24, 2020 BK O'Neel 0

Sri Lankan Servant of God Remembered GONAWILA – AsiaNews.it reports that Sri Lankan Catholics recently remembered the Servant of God Helena of Gonawila in a special way when they commemorated the one hundred fiftieth anniversary […]