Bishop Gallegos – California’s next canonized saint?
Killed pushing car on Highway 99

Bishop Gallegos (Photo from Canonization Cause of Venerable Alphonse Gallegos) On Oct. 8, 1991, Congressman Robert T. Matsui of California addressed these words to the House of Representatives: “Mr. Speaker, I rise today in great sadness to advise

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2019-11-04T09:08:28-08:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |1 Comment

Blessed Pope Paul VI may be canonized later this year

On Tuesday the Congregation for the Causes of Saints approved the second miracle needed for the canonization of Blessed Pope Paul VI, allowing his canonization to take place, possibly later this year. According to Vatican Insider, the Congregation for the

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2018-02-07T11:33:26-08:00February 8th, 2018|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Vatican tightens rules for verifying miracles

The following comes from a September 23 Catholic News Agency article by Hannah Brockhaus: Changes to the regulations for confirming alleged miracles during the causes of saints aim to preserve the scientific rigor of the examination and maintain its distinction

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2016-09-26T11:11:12-07:00September 26th, 2016|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , |3 Comments

New rules for saints’ causes

The following comes from a March 10 Catholic News Agency article by Elise Harris: Pope Francis has issued new guidelines for ensuring financial transparency in advancing causes of beatification and canonization, requiring both an administrator to oversee the process and

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2016-03-11T14:51:56-08:00March 11th, 2016|Categories: Spirituality and Faith, Vatican News|Tags: , , |3 Comments