Cause of Fr Jacques Hamel is officially opened

The Archbishop of Rouen announced the news at a Chrism Mass The Diocese of Rouen has opened the canonisation Cause of Fr Jacques Hamel, who was murdered while celebrating Mass last year. Archbishop Dominique Lebrun of Rouen announced the news at a Chrism Mass, where all the diocesan priests were gathered, according to La Croix.… Continue reading Cause of Fr Jacques Hamel is officially opened

Martyrdom Is More than Being Killed for Your Faith

The recent horrific murder of French priest Fr. Jacques Hamel by two ISIS-linked killers has caused worldwide shock and outrage. Not only was Fr. Hamel killed in a gruesome way (having his throat slit), he was killed while saying Mass. This has led many to discuss his death in terms of martyrdom. Some have spoken… Continue reading Martyrdom Is More than Being Killed for Your Faith

Pope Francis endorses several decrees regarding new saints

The Holy Father has approved the promulgation of several decrees regarding miracles and martyrdom from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, bringing 3 blesseds closer to sainthood after miracles credited to their intercession had been approved, and some 7 others on their way to beatification. Below is a full list of the decrees. –… Continue reading Pope Francis endorses several decrees regarding new saints