“Father McGivney has inspired generations of Catholic men to roll up their sleeves and put their faith into action,” Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson said.
“It is hard not to believe that the Diocese of Rochester acts more to sabotage the cause and less to protect the good of the Church,” says Vicar General of Diocese of Peoria.
“John Sullivan didn’t do pomp and ceremony; he is, after all, a People’s Saint,” said Bishop Denis Nulty.
Paul VI implemented the changes made by the Second Vatican Council; Oscar Romero was its first martyr.
Fr Patrick Peyton the well known “Rosary Priest” as well as 16 martyrs killed for their faith during the 1936-1939 Spanish Civil War, have been cleared for beatification.
Fr Solanus Casey is thought to have been instrumental in obtaining many cures and blessings for the faithful in Detroit.
“Poverty in a priest still touches hearts, while ostentation always alienates.”
Faithful to the vow of poverty, he gave immediately to others every gift he received.
All seven had the opportunity to flee, but chose to remain with their flock – it is for this reason that they are considered martyrs by the Church.
The Irish woman’s greatest legacy is the Congregation of the Little Sisters of St Francis, which has more than 550 members in Africa today.
Catholic and Church of Ireland archbishops join Jesuits in welcoming the news that the Irish priest, who was baptised an Anglican, is to be beatified.
Prelate was “stoned with the hardest stone that exists in the world: the tongue" resulting in his cause for sainthood being held up for years.
Benedict Daswa was baptised by Fr Gus O’Brien (MSC), who is originally from Galway, while Fr John Finn (MSC) from Clare presided at his burial.
Brendan Butler co-founded the Irish El Salvador Support Committee in 1979. Last year he wrote to Pope Francis asking him to hurry on Monsenor Romero's cause.
Last year, 356 missionary projects were approved for funding by Misean Cara, which is financed by up to €14 million from Irish Aid.
Desperate attempts by thousands of refugees to cross the Mediterranean is a challenge to ‘Christian’ Europe, which demands a coordinated and compassionate response.
Beatification is not only a fitting tribute to his work, "it is also a powerful message of solidarity to those who continue to put their lives at risk to speak out against injustice".
Documentary originally aired a month before Archbishop Romero was murdered in 1980, and contains his last interview.
Fr Liam Hayes dedicated his life to the poor of Obera where he set up homes for children and adults with severe physical and intellectual disabilities as well as a hospice.
When the ship began to sink, Fr Byles was offered a lifeboat place several times but he refused, staying to help, hear confessions and pray with those still on board.
“Today, in the name of this martyr, we resolve again to be upholders of this God-given dignity of every person.”
Three other martyrs recognised: Polish Franciscans, Michal Tomaszek and Zbigniew Strazalkowski, and Italian Fr Alessandro Dordi.
Opening of the cause of beatification of Chiara Lubich takes place on 27 January and will be led by Bishop Raffaello Martinelli of Frascati.
Panel of theologians say Archbishop was killed “in hatred of the faith” paving the way for his recognition as a martyr.
Dr Thomas Hilgers warns that many women have been damaged and traumatised due to contraception, abortion and IVF.
Parish priest Fr John Brogan overcome as Pope imparts blessing following beatification ceremony of Blessed Paul VI.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who was made a cardinal in 1977 by Pope Paul, will attend beatification ceremony.
Important for participants to feel free to express themselves “without fear or suspicion.”
Bishop del Portillo made several visits to Ireland and, as a child, he learnt his first words of English from an Irishwoman.
Reconciliation and stability needed for lasting peace Pontiff underlines.