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A New Saint?
« on: August 19, 2017, 04:04:57 AM »
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  •  Hall of Fame baseball player Roberto Clemente is one step closer to becoming a saint, according to Christian Newswire, which reported late last month that Pope Francis officially declared the former Pittsburgh Pirate "blessed." With beatification, the Puerto Rican has just one step left to become a saint, according to the Catholic Church.
    The pope's official blessing came after Clemente apparently met the requirement to perform a miracle. The alleged miracle happened last month when former Olympian Jamie Nieto, who once played Clemente in the film "Baseball's Last Hero," managed to walk again after a back-flip accident in April 2016 rendered the high jumper partially paralyzed from the neck down. His signature move during his competitive years more than a decade ago, Nieto tried to perform the move as a coach, but slipped and broke his neck.
    Despite given a slim chance by doctors to regain enough strength and mobility in his legs to walk again, Nieto proved them wrong, the Associated Press reports. The Olympian took 130 nearly unaided steps at his wedding to Jamaican hurdler Shevon Stoddart. He had proposed to her while still in a wheelchair just six months after his accident.
    While Nieto credited his recovery to his having "worked really hard," according to the AP, "Baseball's Last Hero" director Richard Rossi credited Nieto's "miracle" recovery to the spirit of Clemente. His proof, according to Christian Newswire, is documented in a letter he wrote last year to Pope Francis.
    "In meditation, it was revealed to me that Roberto Clemente was a saint," Rossi wrote. "I saw a miracle healing of Jamie Nieto. He will walk at his own wedding to show the grace of the sacrament of marriage. Jesus performed his first miracle at the wedding of Cana."
    According to Rossi, who began his campaign to make Clemente a saint in 2014, this is not the first miracle to occur in Clemente's name. Rossi also contends Clemente, a devout Catholic who died in 1972 while attempting to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua, performed miracles while he was alive, as well. According to a Religion News Service article from 2014, Rossi and a group of volunteers spent time traveling to hear stories about Clemente and used scientific tools, medical records and other methods to try to verify Clemente's "miraculous healing touch."
    To become canonized, potential saints need to show proof of at least two miracles. With the first one now apparently down, the world now must wait for the verification of a second.
    Rossi did not immediately return The Washington Post's request to comment about what that next miracle may entail, but he showed enthusiasm for last month's news, tweeting Clemente's beatification essentially "greenlights [the player] for canonization."
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/ct-roberto-clemente-closer-to-sainthood-20170817-story,amp.html

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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #1 on: August 20, 2017, 12:00:23 AM »
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  •  A cardinal who helped change Catholic missionary work in China is now a possible candidate for beatification. 
    Cardinal Celso Costantini became the first apostolic delegate to China in 1922.
    The situation in China was particularly complex in the wake of European colonialism and the end of the opium trade. Christian missionaries were suspected of being foreign agents. Tens of thousands of Christian civilians, predominantly Chinese Catholics, were killed in the Boxer Rebellion of 1899-1901.
    For its part, France considered the Catholic missions in the land to be under its direct protection, despite its recently approved constitution rigidly separating Church and State.
    Then-Bishop Costantini was called not only to navigate the complex political situation, but also to work for a change in the mentality with which the missionary work was being carried out. 
    His appointment to China came not long after Pope Benedict XV’s 1919 apostolic letter “Maximum Illud,” which many believe changed forever the idea of Catholic missions.
    The novelty of the apostolic letter was that “Benedict XV underscored that mission territory was not about a place or a religion to be conquered, but rather a place to proclaim the Gospel in order to give all the people a chance to hear the Word of God,” Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of People, told CNA.
    Cardinal Costantini implemented this vision in China.
    In his apostolic letter, Benedict XV asked bishops and superiors in charge of Catholic missions to train, educate and ordain local clergy, and reminded missionaries that they have no other goal than the spiritual one.
    Then-Bishop Costantini called the first Chinese National Council, which took place in the Xuijaui Cathedral in Shanghai from May 14 to June 12, 1924.
    The council gathered 44 ordinary bishops coming from all over China. No political matters were discussed during that meeting.
    The gathering approved a final document with 861 canons (paragraphs) that addressed the need to train a local Church with a local clergy. It voiced hope that Chinese-born bishops would be appointed soon, and recognized that missionaries were just transients. The document noted the importance for missionaries to learn the Chinese language and the need to respect the Chinese tradition.
    Although it received little attention elsewhere, the Chinese National Council paved the way to a renewed organization of the Church in China.
    According to Cardinal Costantini’s postulators, if the Church in China was able to go underground after the Communist revolution and remain strong until now, is mostly due to the work of the missionary bishop.
    The opening of the diocesan phase for his beatification has consequences today: it is reviving the discussion around the difficult current situation between China and the Holy See.
    The cardinal was born in 1876 and ordained a priest in 1899. He led an ordinary priestly ministry in his native region of Veneto for 14 years. Then in 1920 he was sent as apostolic delegate to Fiume, a former Italian city that came under Yugoslavia administration after the First World War.
    Ordained a bishop in 1921, he was appointed the first apostolic delegate to China the next year.
    His time in China witnessed continued changes.
    In June 15, 1926, Pope Pius XI sent to the Church of China the letter “Ab Ipsia,” in which he emphasized that missionaries did not serve the interest of foreign nations. He announced that soon native-born bishops would be ordained. The new bishop, the Pope said, had the task to cooperate with apostolic vicars in China for the prosperity of their country.
    Pius XI ordained the first six Chinese bishops Oct. 28, 1926, at St. Peter’s Basilica.
    The ordination of Chinese-born bishops drew varied reactions among missionaries in China. Some of them, like Bishop Costantini, welcomed the move, while others showed some hostility to the Pope’s decision. Parts of the Diocese of China were directly entrusted to missionary orders, some of which felt they were losing “territory.”
    As for the Church’s missionary vision, in February 1926, Pius XI issued the encyclical “Rerum Ecclesiae,” which confirmed the guidelines established by “Maximum Illud.”
    Bishop Costantini returned to Italy in 1933, but he kept on working for the cause of the Church in China.
    Appointed secretary of the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith, he backed the translation of the missal into Chinese in order to help faithful to understand the Mass, which at the time was said only in Latin.
    After a few years, he saw the fruits of his work.
    In 1941 and 1942 came two decrees of the Holy Office, now known as the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. These approved the use of the local language to celebrate the sacraments in New Guinea, China, Japan, Indochina, India and Africa. Then in 1949 the Holy Office approved the use of Chinese language in the celebration of the Mass.
    The Holy See established the ordinary ecclesiastical hierarchy in China in 1946. The Chinese territory was divided in 20 archdioceses, 85 dioceses and 34 apostolic prefectures.
    In 1953, Celso Costantini was made a cardinal by Pius XII. He passed away in 1958.
    http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pioneering-missionary-bishop-to-china-considered-for-beatification-68632/


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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017, 07:51:49 AM »
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  • it would surely make a lot of catholic baseball fans happy :D 
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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #3 on: October 07, 2017, 07:37:29 PM »
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  • B&P,  sanctity is not about making baseball fans happy. I don't think it matters that much.

    Here is the Washington Posts take on the matter. Well I guess that as good as the Chicage Tribune.










    Vatican dispels claim that Roberto Clemente is on his way to sainthood



    By Marissa Payne August 17 

    Will Roberto Clemente will be MLB’s first saint? Probably not. (AP)
    Perhaps a tweet crossed your timeline in the past few weeks, alerting you that Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente was on his way to becoming a saint after being officially “blessed” by Pope Francis.
    That’s “not true,” Vatican officials told The Post on Thursday. While they couldn’t confirm whether anyone has petitioned Pope Francis for sainthood on Clemente’s behalf, both the Vatican and Thomas Rosica, CSB, who works as an English-language press attache for the Vatican in Canada, denied the Puerto Rican native has been beatified.
    This likely will come as a disappointment to Richard Rossi, who since 2014 has been trying to drum up support to make Clemente a saint.
    Rossi’s journey began after he directed “Baseball’s Last Hero,” an independent film about the life of Clemente, the Pittsburgh Pirates star and devout Catholic who died in 1972 while attempting to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
    To become canonized, potential saints need to show proof of at least two miracles. Rossi has claimed that the first came last month, when former Olympian Jamie Nieto — who played Clemente in Rossi’s film — managed to walk again after a back-flip accident in April 2016 rendered the high jumper partially paralyzed from the neck down. His signature move during his competitive years more than a decade ago, Nieto tried to perform the move as a coach but slipped and broke his neck.

    Despite given a slim chance by doctors to regain enough strength and mobility in his legs to walk again, Nieto proved them wrong, the Associated Press reports. The Olympian took 130 nearly unaided steps at his wedding to Jamaican hurdler Shevon Stoddart. He had proposed to her while still in a wheelchair just six months after his accident.
    While Nieto credited his recovery to his having “worked really hard,” according to the AP, Rossi apparently credited Nieto’s recovery to the spirit of Clemente. His proof, according to what appears to be a fake news release posted to Christian Newswire, is documented in a supposed letter he wrote last year to Pope Francis..“In meditation, it was revealed to me that Roberto Clemente was a saint,” said Rossi of what he wrote in that letter. “I saw a miracle healing of Jamie Nieto. He will walk at his own wedding to show the grace of the sacrament of marriage. Jesus performed his first miracle at the wedding of Cana.”.The Vatican could not immediately confirm whether it received such a letter or that anyone in the Church may have ever replied to Rossi..Pope Francis receives thousands of letters every day,” a Vatican spokeswoman said..Rossi provided a photograph of a letter that appeared to come from the Vatican that was dated December 2014 and signed by P. Boguslaw Turek. The letter stated that any attempt to canonize Clemente must first go through the Archbishop of San Juan in Puerto Rico. .Rossi admitted in an email to The Post: “[T]he Archbishop of Puerto Rico has been less passionate than Pope Francis” about making Clemente a saint, but insisted it will happen..The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Rossi, who grew up near Pittsburgh, was the pastor of a nontraditional church in Cranberry, Pa., who was charged in 1994 with attempted murder in the beating of his wife. According to the Post-Gazette, she recanted her story, the trial ended in a hung jury, and he served 96 days in jail after a plea bargain. He and his family moved to Southern California in the mid-1990s, where he became pastor of a church in Long Beach, but left after charges of misdirected funds, the paper said.

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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #4 on: October 07, 2017, 07:38:27 PM »
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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #5 on: October 07, 2017, 10:23:10 PM »
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  • .
    Any informed Catholic could see through this thinly disguised veneer. The Church doesn't make progress on proclaiming anyone is a saint while the subject person is still alive.
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    So while he lives, Roberto Clemente or anyone else, is not going to enjoy a privilege that no one, even Padre Pio, could have.
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    The inanity is ludicrous. Imagine the wedding ceremony, "Do you take Saint Roberto here, to be your husband?" 
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    OH, what if Saint Roberto later wants an annulment but his wife doesn't? Would the Church say, "Well, Mrs. Clemente, you do realize that your husband is a saint, and if the Church were to deny him his request, well, don't you see how that might not be how do we say, making a good impression?"
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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #6 on: October 08, 2017, 12:41:07 AM »
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  • Neil, you missed this:

    Rossi’s journey began after he directed “Baseball’s Last Hero,” an independent film about the life of Clemente, the Pittsburgh Pirates star and devout Catholic who died in 1972 while attempting to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.

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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #7 on: October 08, 2017, 12:56:29 AM »
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  • Neil, you missed this:

    Rossi’s journey began after he directed “Baseball’s Last Hero,” an independent film about the life of Clemente, the Pittsburgh Pirates star and devout Catholic who died in 1972 while attempting to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
    It just goes to show us that everyone is called to holiness.


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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #8 on: October 16, 2017, 12:46:02 AM »
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  •  Pope Francis, who often laments current persecutions of Christians, has given the Catholic Church 35 new saints, nearly all of them martyrs, from past centuries.
    The latest saints were proclaimed Sunday during a Mass celebrated by Francis in St. Peter's Square and attended by some 35,000 faithful, many of them pilgrims from the homelands of those being honored.
    Thirty martyrs, including priests and lay persons, suffered anti-Catholic persecution in 1645 at the hands of Dutch Calvinists in Brazil, while three children, ages 12 and 13 who were indigenous persons in Mexico, were martyred in the 1520s for refusing to renounce their Catholic faith and return to their ancient traditions.
    The other two new saints are a 20th-century priest from Spain and an Italian priest who died in 1739.
    Since becoming pontiff in 2013, Francis has repeatedly paid tribute to Christians suffering or even dying for their faith in current times, especially in the Middle East.
    At the end of the canonization ceremony, Francis hailed the new saints as "shining witnesses to the Gospel." In recent decades, the Church has stressed that the latest saints can serve as role models for today's Catholics.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/pope-adds-35-saints-church-nearly-martyrs-095042776.html

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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #9 on: October 16, 2017, 11:20:19 PM »
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  • "that Pope Francis officially declared the former Pittsburgh Pirate "blessed."


    He is not the pope!


    Pope Innocent III, Eius exemplo, Dec. 18, 1208:
    “By the heart we believe and by the mouth we confess the one Church, not of heretics, but the Holy Roman, Catholic, and Apostolic Church outside of which we believe that no one is saved.”


    St. Francis De Sales (17th century), Doctor of the Church, The Catholic Controversy, pp. 305-306: "Now when he [the Pope] is explicitly a heretic, he falls ipso facto from his dignity and out of the Church…"


    Pouche, you cannot mix oil with water.  You attempt to mix the world with God, generally.  It seems that you are very much of the world.

    I do like the game of baseball, it is a good momentary distraction from the madness of the world.  Koo! koo!, for coco-puffs!    
    That a baseball player from the playing field could be considered for canonization is an example of how all of us are called to holiness.

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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #10 on: October 17, 2017, 03:25:45 AM »
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  • This does not sound like a miracle.

    There are new physical therapy modalities that can help a paralyzed person to walk again if that person has determination, and it sounded like this person was highly motivated to walk again so he could walk at his wedding.

    Lord have mercy.


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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #11 on: October 23, 2017, 11:55:32 PM »
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  • Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, presided at the 10/21 beatification Mass in Sagrada Família Basilica. The 109 martyrs were slain during the Spanish Civil War.


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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #12 on: October 30, 2017, 02:06:57 AM »
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  • The last person hanged for witchcraft in Boston could be considered a Catholic martyr.
    In the 1650s, Ann Glover and her family, along with some 50,000 other native Irish people, were enslaved by Englishman Oliver Cromwell during the occupation of Ireland and shipped to the island of Barbados, where they were sold as indentured servants.
    What is known of her history is sporadic at best, though she was definitely Irish and definitely Catholic. According to an article in the Boston Globe, even Ann's real name remains a mystery, as indentured servants were often forced to take the names of their masters.
    While in Barbados, Ann's husband was reportedly killed for refusing to renounce his Catholic faith. By 1680, Ann and her daughter had moved to Boston where Ann worked as a “goodwife” (a housekeeper and nanny) for the John Goodwin family.
    Father Robert O'Grady, director of the Boston Catholic Directory for the Archdiocese of Boston, said that after working for the Goodwins for a few years, Ann Glover became sick, and the illness spread to four of the five Goodwin children.
    “She was, unsurprisingly, not well-educated, and in working with the family, apparently she got sick at some point and the kids for whom she was primarily responsible caught whatever it was,” Fr. O'Grady told CNA.
    A doctor allegedly concluded that “nothing but a hellish Witchcraft could be the origin of these maladies,” and one of the daughters confirmed the claim, saying she fell ill after an argument with Ann.
    The infamous Reverend Cotton Mather, a Harvard graduate and one of the main perpetrators of witch trial hysteria at the time, insisted Ann Glover was a witch and brought her to what would be the last witch trial in Boston in 1688.
    In the courtroom, Ann refused to speak English and instead answered questions in her native Irish Gaelic. In order to prove she was not a witch, Mather asked Ann to recite the Our Father, which she did, in a mix of Irish Gaelic and Latin because of her lack of education.
    “Cotton Mather would have recognized some of it, because of course that would have been part of your studies in those days, you studied classical languages when you were preparing to be a minister, especially Latin and Greek,” Father O'Grady said.
    “But because it was kind of mixed in with Irish Gaelic, it was then considered proof that she was possessed because she was mangling the Latin.”
    Allegedly, Boston merchant Robert Calef, who knew Ann when she was alive, said she “was a despised, crazy, poor old woman, an Irish Catholic who was tried for afflicting the Goodwin children. Her behavior at her trial was like that of one distracted. They did her cruel. The proof against her was wholly deficient. The jury brought her guilty. She was hung. She died a Catholic."
    Mather convicted Ann of being an “idolatrous Roman Catholick” and a witch, and she hung on Boston Common on November 16, 1688. Today, just a 15 minute walk away, the parish of Our Lady of Victories holds a plaque commemorating her martyrdom, which reads:
    “Not far from here on 16 November 1688, Goodwife Ann Glover an elderly Irish widow, was hanged as a witch because she had refused to renounce her Catholic faith. Having been deported from her native Ireland to the Barbados with her husband, who died there because of his own loyalty to the Catholic faith, she came to Boston where she was living for at least six years before she was unjustly condemned to death. This memorial is erected to commemorate “Goody” Glover as the first Catholic martyr in Massachusetts.”
    The plaque was placed at the Church on the tercentennial anniversary of her death in 1988 by the Order of Alhambra, a Catholic fraternity whose mission includes commemorating Catholic historical persons, places and events. The Boston City Council also declared November 16 as “Goody Glover Day,” in order to condemn the injustice brought against her. 
    Ann Glover has not yet been officially declared a martyr by a pope, nor has her cause for canonization been opened to date, partly because her story has faded into obscurity over time, Fr. O’Grady said.
    “Part of the dilemma here (too) is that when she was hanged, Catholics were a tiny, minuscule, minority in Boston, so picking up her ‘cause’ was not easy or ‘on top of the list’,” he said.
    Ann Glover's trial also set the tone for the infamous Salem Witch Trials in 1692, during which 19 men and women were hanged for witchcraft, and in which Reverend Cotton Mather and his anti-Catholic prejudices played a major role.

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/was-the-last-witch-of-boston-actually-a-catholic-martyr-27747

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  • Martyred Indian Sister Rani Maria Vattalil, who was slain by an assassin 22 years ago in central India will be officially proclaimed a Blessed at a beatification ceremony at the start of a Holy Mass in Indore, Madhya Pradesh state on Saturday, Nov. 4.    
    The nun belonging to the Franciscan Clarist Congregation was 41 when Samandar Singh, hired by some landlords, stabbed her inside a bus on February 25, 1995.  She was traveling to Indore, the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh state, on her way to her native state, Kerala, southern India. The attacker followed her when she ran out of the crowded bus and continued stabbing her. She died on the roadside at Nachanbore Hill, near Indore.  Her body bore 45 stab wounds.  Samandar Singh has repented since then. 
    Sr. Rani Maria was targetted for empowering the poor and downtrodden from being exploited by money lenders and unscrupulous businessmen. 
    Beatification is the penultimate stage in a long process in the Catholic Church for a candidate to sainthood or canonization. The cause of Sr. Rani Maria’s beatification and canonization began in 2003 and she was declared a Servant of God four years later.  A miracle through her intercession will now be needed to clear her for canonization. 
    To know about the beatification of Sr. Rani Maria, we contacted Bishop Chacko Thottumarikal of Indore, where Italian Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints, will preside over the Beatification Mass on Saturday.  Talking to Vatican Radio on his mobile phone, the Divine Word bishop first explained what the recognition of the martyrdom of Sr. Rani Maria means to local Christians and Catholics as well as to the Indian Church and the nation.

    Bishop Chacko regarded Sr. Rani Maria’s beatification "a great blessing” for the Catholic Church of India, especially central and north India.  He noted that after the canonization of Mother Teresa of Kolkata (Calcutta) in Rome, Saturday’s beatification will be the first time such an event is taking place in central and north India.  Rani Maria’s work for the poor, the downtrodden and the exploited, he said, will be an inspiration for missionaries who work in similar fields amidst opposition.
    Participants
    The Divine Word bishop said 10,000 people are expected at Saturday’s beatification in Indore city.  The concelebrated Mass with 47 bishops and 5 cardinals will be presided over by Card. Amato.   Important people from Indore will also be present at the Mass.
    Preparation
    Bishop Chacko explained that the venue of the beatification ceremony has a capacity of 10,000 people.  His cathedral could not host the event as it has a capacity of only 1000 people.  In the past months the various committees had been working with preparing the venue, invitation, transport, accommodation and food.
    Thanksgiving
    Bishop Chacko said that the thanksgiving Mass will take place on Sunday, Nov. 5, in Udainagar, the village where Sr. Rani Maria worked and is buried.  Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro will concelebrate the Mass with 12 bishops at the tomb of Sr. Rani Maria, for some 2000 people.  The beatification Mass will be streamed live on and some television channels.

    http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2017/11/03/india_rani_maria_beatification_indore_chacko_thottumarikal_/1346785



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    « Reply #14 on: November 15, 2017, 02:31:45 AM »
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  • On 8 November 2017, the Holy Father Francis received in audience H.E. Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the audience, the Holy Father authorised the same Congregation to promulgate the Decrees regarding:
    - the martyrdom of the Servant of God Giovanni Brenner, diocesan priest, born on 27 December 1931 in Szombathely, Hungary, and killed in hatred of the faith on 15 December 1957 in Rabakethely, Hungary;
    - the martyrdom of the Servant of God Leonella Sgorbati (née Rosa), professed nun of the Institute of the Consolata Missionary Sisters; born on 9 December 1940 in Rezzanello di Gazzola, Italy, and killed in hatred of the faith on 17 September 2006 in Mogadishu, Somalia;
    - the heroic virtues of Blessed Bernardo of Baden, Marquis of Baden, born between late 1428 and early 1429 in the Castle of Hohenbaden, Germany, and died on 15 July 1458 in Moncalieri, Italy;
    - the heroic virtues of Servant of God John Paul I (Albino Luciani), Supreme Pontiff, born on 17 October 1912 in Forno di Canale, now Canale d’Agordo, Italy, and died on 28 September 1978 in the Apostolic Palace, Vatican City;
    - the heroic virtues of Servant of God Gregorio Fioravanti (né Lodovico), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor, founder of the Congregation of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart; born in Grotte di Castro, Italy on 24 April 1822, and died in Gemona, Italy on 23 January 1894;
    - the heroic virtues of Servant of God Tomás Morales Pérez, professed priest of the Company of Jesus, founder of the Secular Institutes Cruzados e Cruzadas de Santa María; born in Macuto, Venezuela on 30 October 1908, and died on 1 October 1994 in Alcalá de Henares,
    Spain;
    - the heroic virtues of Servant of God Marcellino da Capradosso (né Giovanni Maoloni), professed layperson of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; born on 22 September 1873 in Villa Sambuco di Castel di Lama and died on 26 February 1909 in Fermo, Italy;
    - the heroic virtues of Servant of God Teresa Fardella De Blasi, widow and founder of the Institute of the Poor Daughters of the Crowned Virgin; born in New York, United States of America, on 24 May 1867 and died on 26 August 1957 in Trapani, Italy.


    http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2017/11/09/171109a.html

     

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