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A couple of months ago, I thought it was a slam dunk that Bishop Francis X. Ford would soon be beatified and on his way to canonization. But with recent developments in the Church in Communist China, I think the timeline may be longer.
The Diocese of Brooklyn began the processes for Maryknoll Bishop Francis X. Ford’s cause for canonization shortly after the 50th anniversary of his death.
While an observance of the 100th anniversary of the ordination to the priesthood of the late Bishop Francis X. Ford, M.M., was being celebrated, his colleagues at Maryknoll were excited about the prospects of his being canonized a saint.
The public phase in the process to make Brooklyn-born Bishop Francis X. Ford a saint has begun. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio formally announced the opening of the cause at a Mass Dec. 3.
Sister Julia Hannigan, M.M., a Brooklyn-born Maryknoll missioner to China, died Aug. 15. She was 99 years old, and just six and a half weeks shy of her 100th birthday.
Dear Editor: Thank you for your column on Bishop Francis X. Ford, M.M., (June 6). For some reason as I read the piece I thought “not only does a tree grow in Brooklyn, but a saint, too.” I am sure that there are many, myself included, who know well who F.X. Ford was, as there […]
On June 6, Bishop Loughlin M.H.S., Fort Greene, celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2015, which included several members of the former Bishop Ford H.S., Park Slope.
Someday, the late Bishop Francis X. Ford will be declared a saint, but no one thinks it will happen soon. “It’s a moving, alive process,” says Father Raymond Finch, M.M., the Brooklyn-born Superior General of Maryknoll. “Now, can I tell you exactly where and how long it’s gonna be? Can’t. Different things happen at different moments, some steps are taken and some steps take a little longer.”