Month: February 2018

How is a Saint “canonized” in the Catholic Church?

The canonization process is complicated and often misunderstood, especially by non-Catholics. Many wonder “What is a Servant of God versus a Venerable?” Another favorite question posed is “Aren’t we all saints? So who cares what the Church says about canonizing them?” I hope this article makes the canonization process easier to understand and clarifies what actually happens ...

Three lessons learned from the “Gentle Saint’s” duel with lawyers

St. Francis de Sales is a Saint, Doctor of the Church, and bears the special title Doctor of Devotion. He is also known as the “Gentle Saint.” It was his peaceful and humble personality that helped him in his ministry to convert thousands of Calvinists back to the Catholic faith in southern France during the ...