DAILY CATHOLIC     THURSDAY     July 8, 1999     vol. 10, no. 131

NEWS & VIEWS
from a CATHOLIC perspective

To print out entire text of Today's issue,
go to SECTION ONE and SECTION TWO

MEXICAN CARDINAL WANTS CANONIZATION FOR JUAN DIEGO

          MEXICO CITY (CWNews.com) -- Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City has told reporters that he is hoping for the "imminent" announcement of a date for the canonization of Blessed Juan Diego, following up on the announcement of canonization ceremonies for a group of 20th-century Mexican martyrs.

          After returning from a visit to Rome, where he participated in the formal announcement of the upcoming canonization of the "Cristero" martyrs, Cardinal Rivera said that he shared the "great hope" felt by all Mexican Catholics-- and especially by those of Indian origin-- that Juan Diego would soon be canonized as well. He observed that while there are other Mexican candidates for canonization, the cause of Juan Diego-- the peasant to whom the Virgin Mary appeared-- is a particularly significant one because of the enormous popular devotion to Our Lady of Gaudalupe throughout Mexico and indeed the Western hemisphere.


Articles provided through Catholic World News and Church News at Noticias Eclesiales and International Dossiers, Daily Dispatches and Features at ZENIT International News Agency. CWN, NE and ZENIT are not affiliated with the Daily CATHOLIC but provide this service via e-mail to the Daily CATHOLIC Monday through Friday.

July 8, 1999       volume 10, no. 131
NEWS & VIEWS

DAILY CATHOLIC

|    Back to Graphics Front Page     Back to Text Only Front Page     |    Archives     |    What the DAILY CATHOLIC offers     |    DAILY CATHOLIC Ship Logs    |    Ports o' Call LINKS     |    Catholic Webrings    |    Catholic & World News Ticker Headlines     |    Why we NEED YOUR HELP     |    Why the DAILY CATHOLIC is FREE     |    Our Mission     |    Who we are    |    Books offered     |    Permissions     |    Top 100 Catholics of the Century    |    Enter Porthole HomePort Page    |    Port of Entry Home Page |    E-Mail Us