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# Father Solanus Casey
60,000 attend mass in Detroit clearing the way for sainthood of Irish-American priest
Bernard Francis Casey was born in Wisconsin in 1870, the sixth of 16 children born to Irish immigrants.
# stairway to heaven
It's official: You no longer have to perform a miracle to become a saint
Christians who are sainted through martyrdom are the only ones exempt from being involved in a miracle.
# Faith
Ireland's first ever beatification to take place in Dublin this morning
The ceremony will make a formal request for the beatification of Dublin man Fr John Sullivan, who died in 1933.
# beatification
The Pope has agreed this Irish priest performed a miracle
Pope Francis approved the beatification of John Sullivan SJ.
# beatification
Pope who 'banned' contraception moves one step closer to sainthood
The Pope was described as “a brave Christian” and “tireless apostle” by Pope Francis.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
In today’s fix: Greece considers euro pull out; public sector workers in decline; a recession warning from Doctor Doom; Enda and Muhammad; the price of gas and electricity may rise; Eamon Ryan and a helicopter; and the calmest man ever?
# beatification
Faithful gather for John Paul II beatification
The beatification ceremony of John Paul II has drawn 1.5 million people from across the globe – one of the largest Vatican celebrations ever and a testament to his popularity.
# beatification
Pope John Paul II beatified before more than a million people in Rome
The beatification was carried out by the current pontiff Pope Benedict XVI and moves the former pontiff one step closer to sainthood.
# beatification
Thousands gather for John Paul II's beatification ceremony as body brought to St Peter's
Ceremony will mark former pope’s next step toward sainthood, but a second miracle must be attributed to John Paul before canonisation is possible.
# beatification
Pope John Paul II's blood to go on display for beatification
Four vials of blood were taken by doctors in the former pontiff’s final days.
# Catholic Church
Vatican kicks off countdown to beatification of John Paul II
The Vatican has begun the countdown to the beautification of Pope John Paul II by posting videos on YouTube and creating a dedicated Facebook page.
# sainthood?
John Paul II is one step from sainthood - but holding out for a miracle
Pope Benedict confirms the late pope will be beatified on May 1 but where will they find the extra miracle to make him a saint?