(RNS) Are Americans ready for a nuanced view of the Spanish missionary’s history in California — and his sanctity — when Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. with the canonization of Serra on his agenda?
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The two nuns offer a glimmer of hope for Middle Eastern Christians, beset by violence and recent targeting by militants from the Islamic State group.
(RNS) Pope Francis, the first Latin American pontiff, has often said he thought the slain archbishop was a martyr worthy of consideration for sainthood.
(RNS) Some of Junipero Serra’s sharpest critics say he was part of an imperial conquest that beat and enslaved Native Americans, raped their women, and destroyed their culture.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Romero’s sainthood cause languished amid lingering Vatican suspicion of Liberation Theology, which flourished under Romero and was suppressed by both Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI.
NEW YORK (RNS) While a dozen Catholic saints are classified as Americans, New Jersey native Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich would be only the second saint born in the United States.
(RNS) In an unusual public clash, Bishop Jenky of Peoria says Cardinal Dolan of New York reneged on a deal to send Sheen’s body back to Illinois so he could be beatified.
(RNS) James Foley’s murder by terrorists of the Islamic State has prompted many Christians, especially Foley’s fellow Catholics, to argue that he should be considered a martyr, maybe even a saint.
(RNS) Baseball great Roberto Clemente died in 1972 on his way to deliver relief supplies to victims of an earthquake in Nicaragua. Now, one fan is swinging for the fences to try to make Clemente a saint.