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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Father McGivney's sainthood cause

Father Michael McGivney, the parish priest who founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882, moved a step closer to sainthood this week.

Officials from a supplemental tribunal of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Conn., formally sent a new report to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Catholic News Agency reported.

“Father McGivney’s beatification would be an important event, not only for Knights of Columbus, but for the many thousands of parish priests who quietly do the Lord’s work in parishes each day and regard him as an outstanding example for priests everywhere," Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said at a small ceremony "In this ‘Year for Priests’ it is an especially appropriate step forward.”

Click HERE to read CNA's story.

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