Brazilian Archbishop Dom Hélder Câmara was a Latin American bishop known for radically calling on the church to stand with the poor.
The canonization ceremony for Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, is likely to take place during the synod on the family in October.
The couple was beatified in 2008. They are believed to be the first parents of a saint to be beatified, highlighting the role parents play in their children's spiritual upbringing.
Pope Francis has formally declared that Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated as a martyr for the Catholic faith. His beatification is expected soon.
A commission of theologians has reportedly declared that Oscar Romero died as a martyr for the faith, a pivotal step toward sainthood.
Listing all of the open causes for sainthood in the U.S. is an almost impossible task. There are dozens in all four stages of canonization.
Saints: An annual pilgrimage takes visitors to historical sites connected with the life of Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first African-American diocesan priest.
Young Voices: A sainthood that lacks representation of families demonstrates a church structure that views the laity as devoid of saintliness.
NCR Today: Pope John Paul II has a reputation for being the pope who liberally canonized people, but I'm beginning to wonder if Pope Francis is going to outdo him.
From the moment news broke about James Foley's death, he has been called a martyr. Yet the characterization has left others uneasy.