MARYLAND MASS SISTER THEA BOWMAN

Grassroots Effort Calls on Pope to Canonize six Black Sainthood Candidates

The Mass was organized by a national campaign made up of members of three Baltimore parishes, St. Ann, St. Francis Xavier and St. Wenceslaus, as well as longtime members of St. Ann’s social justice committee. The purpose was to create awareness and educate the American people about the stories of these six candidates for sainthood.

Padre Kino, Declared Venerable, Known As ‘Patron Saint of Borderlands’

Jesuit Father Pete Neeley said the announcement is an affirmation of the work he does at the Kino Border Initiative, a Jesuit-run program named for Padre Kino whose mission is to promote immigration policies along the U.S.-Mexico border that affirm the dignity of the human person. The initiative has locations in both sides of the border in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora.

Coronavirus Draws Prayers to Saints Who Cared for Plague Victims

Saints can get a bad rap because sometimes people assume they lived in deep piety removed from the burdens of everyday life. But a quick look at the saints known for their ministry to the poor and outcast, the sick and dying, particularly during times of plagues, casts these men and women in a different light.

Only in Print: Saints in The Time of Coronavirus

During hard times, we can ask for the intercession of saints to help us to reach God and receive His grace. In moments of danger, His healing power can help people of faith find relief.

Seeking Saints Helped U.S. Catholics Become More American

In recent years, the tug-of-war between the archdiocese of New York and the diocese of Peoria over the body of Fulton Sheen provided American Catholics a glimpse into the extreme lengths church leaders would go in order to influence the process of canonization.

Film on St. Faustina Makes Debut Oct. 28

A new film on the life of St. Faustina Kowalska, the Polish nun whose visions of Jesus led to the Divine Mercy devotion, will have a one-night-only showing Oct. 28 at about 700 screens across the United States.

Argentine Union Wants a St. Evita, Church Says ‘Not So Fast’

Argentina’s labor union has launched a campaign to see Evita Peron, the actress who became a popular first lady in the 1940s and ‘50s and who was once declared by the country’s congress as “Spiritual Leader of the Nation,” formally declared a saint by the Catholic Church.