Mother Teresa to be canonized Sept. 4; pope sets other sainthood dates

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service Pope Francis will declare Blessed Teresa of Kolkata a saint at the Vatican Sept. 4, the conclusion of the Year of Mercy jubilee for those engaged in works of mercy. The date was announced March 15 during an “ordinary public consistory,” a meeting of the pope, cardinals and promoters…

Pope recognizes miracle needed to declare Mother Teresa a saint

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, thus paving the way for her canonization. Pope Francis signed the decree for Blessed Teresa’s cause and advanced three other sainthood causes Dec. 17, the Vatican announced. Although the date…

The Letters

NEW YORK (CNS) — As the elaborate procedures that precede the Catholic Church’s decision to declare someone a saint amply demonstrate, genuine holiness can be difficult to pin down or identify in real life. When it comes to capturing sanctity on screen, the elusiveness of a person’s interior union with God becomes even more apparent,…