Xavier University of Louisiana announced a plan to help advance the sainthood causes of five black American Catholics.
Father Jacques Hamel was killed while celebrating Mass in July.
Sculpture of Catherine Tekakwitha outside a church They called their new village Caughnawaga, or "at the wild water" in the
Isn't God, the commander of the cosmos, funny? He decided to come and join and heal our crazy by being part of a family.
Her canonization is set for September 2016.
The Papal shout-out will certainly renew interest in Dorothy Day's life and legacy. By embracing Day, the Pope rankled conservatives within and outside the Catholic Church. How ironic, then, that Francis' carefully-chosen words may soon elevate the radical Day to a place among America's saints.
"The fastest nun in the West."
Since Francis' announcement, Indian groups have staged weekly protests, posted YouTube videos and started an online petition
A story about conquest, religion and the Americas, central to a founding myth of California, will end this year with the