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US Bishops Advance 3 Women “Transformed by God’s Love” to Sainthood | National Catholic Registry

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The USCCB supports the local advancement of causes for the beatification and canonization of Servants of God Cora Louise Evans, Michelle Duppong and Mother Margaret Mary Healy-Murphy.

U.S. Catholic bishops voted Wednesday to advance the holiness causes of three American women: a converted Catholic mother considered a mystic, a young college missionary who was battling cancer, and a nun who cared for the poor and community Afro-American.

During their fall general assembly in Baltimore, the American bishops supported the local advancement of the causes for the beatification and canonization of the Servants of God Cora Louise Evans, Michelle Duppong and Mother Margaret Mary Healy-Murphy.

“Today we are blessed to hear from three women, each of whom has walked unique paths,” Archbishop Jerome Listecki of Milwaukee, chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Canonical Affairs, told fellow bishops. and church governance.

He added: “But each used their individual gifts to serve others – sometimes through great suffering and adversity – but who allowed themselves to be transformed by the love of God and who moved them to share joy and peace. of the Lord through the ordinary circumstances of their lives. Lives.”

Under Church law, diocesan bishops who promote a cause of holiness must consult with regional bishops before the cause can be advanced.

“We are not asked to approve the causes,” Bishop Listecki clarified. “We are invited to submit any observation related to the advancement of a cause with regard to its social, religious and even political significance.

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