Tag - canonisation

10/3: Feast of Scots Martyr St John Ogilvie – His Life/Death & Miracles Now Meaningless in Modern Scotland?

Background… John Ogilvie was the eldest son of Walter Ogilvie, a respected Calvinist who owned the estate of Drumnakeith in Banffshire. At the age of twelve he was sent to Europe to be educated. He attended a number of Benedictine establishments and eventually, he decided to become a Catholic. The first part of the 17th century...

Vatican Archives Open Today – Former Jewish Critic: Pope Piux XII “A Hero”…

From Zenit INTERVIEW: Thanks to Pius XII [left], Almost a Million Jews Saved from Nazis, Says Jewish Man Who Hated Pacelli But Now Calls Him a Hero (ARCHIVES OPEN TODAY) Pope Francis Opens March 2, 2020, Vatican Apostolic Archives Around the Pacelli Pontificate to Scholars. March 02, 2020  - “I have decided that the opening of the Vatican...

Cardinal Newman – To Be Canonised in October – Traditionalist or Liberal?

From the "liberal" - i.e. anti-Catholic - Tablet, the following predictable commentary:  "...Given the context, it is appropriate that the English priest will be declared a saint by a pope who has sought to implement Vatican II, and during the synod of bishops assembly on the Amazon, a structure established by Paul VI as the...

Pope Francis: Mother Teresa Canonisation Approved…

Pope Francis has approved of the second miracle of Mother Teresa, thereby clearing the way for her sainthood.  On 15 December he received the final approval of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints meeting. The canonisation is expected to be sometime later next year.  Speaking to Sky News, Thomas D'Souza, the Archbishop of Kolkata, a city...

Synod: Some Good News For A Change…

Rome, March 03, 2015 (Zenit.org) Staff Reporter | 659 hits Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, informed recently that the parents of Saint Therese of Lisieux – Louis and Zelie Martin --, will be canonized this October, coinciding with the Synod on the Family, which will take place at...

Archbishop Oscar Romero – Martyr?

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- After decades of debate within the church, Pope Francis formally recognized that Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was killed "in hatred of the faith" and not for purely political reasons. Pope Francis signed the decree Feb. 3, recognizing as martyrdom the March 24, 1980, assassination of Archbishop Romero in a San Salvador...

Canonisations? What Canonisations?

The "Canonisations" of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II took place in Rome, today,  27th April, 2014.  Here's an extract from one newspaper report... "We declare and define Blessed John XXIII and John Paul II to be saints and we enrol them among the saints, decreeing that they are to be venerated as such by...

A Tale of Two Canonisations: safety of the infallibity in doubt – SSPX…

On September 3, 2013, at the consistory held in Rome, the Pope announced that François would proceed to canonization of Pope John XXIII (1958-1963) and John Paul II (1978-2005) in a single ceremony on 27 April 2014. From the beatification of Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, September 3, 2000, and Karol Wojtyla, the 1 st May...

A Tale of Two Canonisations: Church in future will question their validity – SSPX

Nine years after his death, after an exceptionally rapid process, John Paul II will be canonized on April 27, 2014, together with John XXIII, who will have the benefit of a dispensation from a miracle so as to make possible a joint canonization. Why this expedited procedure and this decision to unite the two popes...