Pizza for Everyone

Pope Francis greets pizza makers from Naples during a pizza lunch for the poor after the canonization of St. Teresa of Calcutta at the Vatican Sept. 4. Three thousand pizzas were served by Missionaries of Charity nuns and brothers to about 1,500 poor people who had come to the canonization Mass from shelters, dormitories and soup kitchens the order runs throughout Italy.

Saint of Our Times

This past Sunday, we watched the canonization of a saint of our lifetime, Mother Teresa of Calcutta. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that she was a living icon of the love and mercy and peace that is our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Cause of Archbishop Sheen

With the expressed will of his oldest living relative, the body of the Servant of God, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, will eventually be moved from New York to his home diocese of Peoria in Illinois. This comes after many years of dialogue between the Archdiocese of New York, who had Sheen’s remains interred in the crypt of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, and the Diocese of Peoria, who wishes to place Sheen in the crypt of Saint Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria, where he received his First Communion and where he was ordained a priest. His parents are buried nearby Saint Mary’s and his remaining relatives still are in the area.

Memorial Masses are scheduled worldwide Dec. 9 for Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen's sainthood cause. The famed radio and television host and author is pictured in an undated file photo. (CNS file photo)

Cause of Bishop Sheen’s Sainthood Put on Hold

WASHINGTON (CNS) – The canonization cause of Archbishop Fulton Sheen has been suspended indefinitely, according to a statement issued Sept. 3 by the Diocese of Peoria, Ill., where the archbishop was born.

Memorial Masses are scheduled worldwide Dec. 9 for Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen's sainthood cause. The famed radio and television host and author is pictured in an undated file photo. (CNS file photo)

Archbishop Sheen Moves Step Closer to Sainthood

by Francis X. Rocca VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Benedict XVI has approved the heroic virtues of U.S. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, the Vatican announced June 28, clearing the way for the advancement of his sainthood cause. Among the others honored in decrees announced the same day were first prelate of Opus Dei, the Canadian […]

‘Miracle’ May Move Bishop Sheen Toward Sainthood

by Tom Dermody PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) – Boxes wrapped in ribbon and a happy little boy are Christmas images, but the combination had another joyful meaning Dec. 11 during ceremonies closing the Diocese of Peoria’s inquiry into an alleged miraculous healing through the intercession of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. “May God, who has begun this […]

Through the Intercession Of Bishop Fulton Sheen?

by Jennifer Willems PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) – That James Fulton Engstrom celebrated his first birthday Sept. 16 is amazing. In fact, some would call his life a miracle. Considered stillborn one year ago after his mother’s healthy pregnancy and “a beautiful, short labor,” James was without a pulse for the first 61 minutes of his […]