sainthood

Religion
Xavier University of Louisiana announced a plan to help advance the sainthood causes of five black American Catholics.
Religion
Father Jacques Hamel was killed while celebrating Mass in July.
Religion
In 2006, a boy afflicted with a flesh-eating infection which had eaten a hole in his lip received last rites from the church
Religion
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.
Religion
Her canonization is set for September 2016.
Politics
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.
Religion
"The fastest nun in the West."
Religion
Serra, a theology professor by training, was tasked in 1767 with expanding the Catholic mission system from Mexico's Baja
Religion
A story about conquest, religion and the Americas, central to a founding myth of California, will end this year with the
Religion
In fact, in November last year, Francis sent a personal representative to a meeting of the U.S. bishops and had him read
Religion
Tens of thousands of people filled the streets outside the cathedral where the ceremony was conducted, the accounts said
Religion
Lindeijer said that the pope could recognize them as saints as early as April, after which a date for their canonization
Religion
For must of us, the journey doesn't end in our lifetime. But we can progress and in fact make an impact on the human condition. Yes, our impact may seem small. But if many, or most, of us do it--after generation upon generation, the entire herd can get there.
Religion
When Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis, many Roman Catholics were quick to optimism. Some dared to hope for something of a church renaissance, and for relief, perhaps, in the wake of the bitter reign of "God's Rottweiler," Joseph Ratzinger.
Religion
Anyone considering the news that the current pope, Francis I, has approved John Paul II for sainthood, should also consider that more than anyone, John Paul II had access to information about the full scope of the abuse problem and the greatest power to address it.
Videos
Rev. Paul Raushenbush and Nicholas Collura join Mike to discuss the politics behind declaring someone a saint.