From the moment news broke about James Foley's death, he has been called a martyr. Yet the characterization has left others uneasy.
The possible miracle needed for the beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen took another step toward papal recognition Tuesday when a panel of theologians met at the Vatican, the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation announced.
As a normal part of the sainthood process, the theologians met to consider whether or not the promoters of Sheen's cause demonstrated that the proposed miracle -- the survival of a child delivered stillborn -- occurred after prayers for the intercession only of Sheen.
Despite fevered speculation, the Vatican says Pope Francis has not advanced slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero toward sainthood -- at least, not yet.
Distinctly Catholic: The Salvadoran church is poised to make a major announcement. Could it be that Archbishop Oscar Romero will soon be beatified?
What was it like to be in that crowd during the canonizations, ministering to the people, especially those who were farthest away?
Will obscurity continue to remain the destiny of a righteous layperson lacking a large religious community or diocese to plead his or her cause for sainthood?
Most of the popes who are saints date from the earliest centuries of the church. How do John XXIII and John Paul II fit in?
Both John XXIII and John Paul II will be officially declared saints on Sunday, April 27 by Pope Francis. But it’s Francis who deserves the greatest praise for pulling off a “bipartisan” victory.
Pope Paul VI is in line to be the next pope proclaimed a saint once the Vatican endorses a "miracle" attributed to his intercession, an Italian Catholic magazine reports.
Faith and Justice: As the Catholic church prepares to celebrate the double canonization, I feel like a party pooper because I think canonizing popes is a dumb idea.