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Evidence of Dorothy Day’s radical sainthood heads to Rome

Dec. 10, 2021 12:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (RNS) — With St. Patrick’s Cathedral’s recently renovated, multimillion-dollar ceiling sparkling overhead, Cardinal Timothy Dolan celebrated Mass on the Catholic feast day of the Immaculate Conception, with over 2,000 worshippers looking on. On the steps of the cathedral’s chancel,...

Bishops support 3 for sainthood; 2 are from Louisiana

Dec. 01, 2021 12:25 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana girl often called “The Little Cajun Saint” has been moved a second step toward actual sainthood, along with a teacher who evangelized door to door in Cajun country and a man who worked for decades at a Hansen's disease colony in Hawaii. ...

Group pushes expedited sainthood for 6 African Americans

Nov. 01, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The process of recognizing saints in Catholicism is so arduous that it can take generations, even centuries, to complete, but even the usually slow-moving Catholic church can accelerate matters when it wants to. In the cases of Mother Teresa of Calcutta...