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Pope Francis Speaks Up for the Earth and Indigenous Peoples So How Can He Canonize Serra?

Matthew Fox | Posted 06.25.2015 | Religion
Matthew Fox

I read Pope Francis' eco-encyclical with profound hope that it will effect a turning point in the global understanding of the impact of climate change on our Mother Earth.

A Patron Saint for Colonizers and Racists?

Matthew Fox | Posted 06.11.2015 | Religion
Matthew Fox

It is sad that a reforming pope who has actively sought the perspectives of the faithful would be so blind to the history of indigenous peoples on two continents, and deaf to the protests of indigenous and non-indigenous Christians alike.

The Vatican Fast-Tracked Controversial Spanish Priest's Claims To Sainthood

The Associated Press | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's saint-making office has officially given its thumbs up for the Rev. Junipero Serra to be declared a saint — four...

Pope Francis Doesn't Seem Bothered By Controversy Over Spanish Priest's Upcoming Canonization

Religion News Service | Rosie Scammell | Posted 05.03.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Despite growing resistance from some Native Americans and U.S. Catholics, the Vatican on Saturday (May 2) will host an event to cel...

More Than A Million Victims Of 1915 Armenian Genocide Named Saints

Reuters | Hasmik Mkrtchyan & Margarita Antidze | Posted 06.24.2015 | Religion

The Armenian Apostolic Church on Thursday made saints of up to 1.5 million Armenians at an open-air ceremony to commemorate their killing by Ottoman...

Brazilian 'Surfer Angel' Considered For Sainthood

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 03.02.2015 | Religion

The world could one day get a patron saint of surfing now that the Vatican is considering a Brazilian man known as the “Surfer Angel” for sainthoo...

Native Americans Claim Pope's Latest Saint Pick Was A 'Brutal Colonizer'

The Guardian | Alan Yuhas | Posted 01.27.2015 | Religion

A story about conquest, religion and the Americas, central to a founding myth of California, will end this year with the pope bestowing sainthood on a...

Pope Francis Canonized Six New Saints This Weekend

The Associated Press | Posted 11.24.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis canonized six new saints Sunday, including a priest and a nun from the Indian state of Kerala, in a packed ceremony i...

This Baseball Great May Become A Saint

Religion News Service | Heather Adams | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Richard Rossi is on a crusade of sorts, traveling to cities across the country to collect stories about the fabled healing powers of baseball gr...

WATCH: Livestreamed Canonizations of Popes John XXIII, JP2

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.26.2014 | Religion

The late Popes John XXIII and John Paul II join a long line of papal saints early Sunday morning in a ceremony celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter...

An Unprecedented Sainthood Ceremony Brings 1 Million To Rome

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 04.26.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Retired pontiff Benedict XVI will help Pope Francis celebrate the sainthood ceremony Sunday for John Paul II and John XXIII, set...

Everything You Need To Know About Popes And Saints

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 04.24.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Popes John XXIII and John Paul II will be declared saints on Sunday (April 27), the first-ever double papal canonization. Here’s a quick guide...

John Paul II Fever In Poland Is Muted

AP | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 04.22.2014 | Religion

WADOWICE, Poland (AP) — His death triggered a massive outpouring of grief in Poland. His beatification, an explosion of pride and jubilation. But da...

White House Delegation Will Attend Canonization Of Popes John XXIII, JP2

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.11.2014 | Religion

A presidential delegation will visit the Vatican on April 27 to attend the canonization Mass of Popes John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, the White Hous...

Canonization Day Set

AP | Posted 09.30.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be declared saints on April 27, 2014. Pope Francis announced the date Monday during a meeting ...

Why Canonizing John Paul II Is a Mistake

Michele Somerville | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion
Michele Somerville

When Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis, many Roman Catholics were quick to optimism. Some dared to hope for something of a church renaissance, and for relief, perhaps, in the wake of the bitter reign of "God's Rottweiler," Joseph Ratzinger.

The Beatification Of John Paul II And The Express Canonization Protection Program

Michele Somerville | Posted 07.10.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

The current pope has much to gain by expediting the canonization of his predecessor. The fanfare that accompanies canonization promises to create a useful diversion for Ratzinger.

The Beatification of David Foster Wallace

Joe Woodward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joe Woodward

It wasn't lost on me this week that progress was recently made on the "canonization" of David Foster Wallace.

Pope Canonizes 1st Australian Saint

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed Australia's first saint on Sunday, canonizing a 19th-century nun and also declaring five other saint...

Alaska House Demands Canonization For "Uncle" Ted!

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

I think Mr. Stevens should wait as least as long as the interned Japanese during WWII did for their apology.