USCCB approves canonization cause for Father Ryan

Jim Wogan News

The U.S. bishops gathered at their annual fall General Assembly in Baltimore, have approved by a voice vote the canonical consultation of four causes for beatification and canonization, including the cause for Servant of God Father Patrick Ryan, a diocesan priest who served in Chattanooga in the late 1800’s.   Bishop Richard F. Stika of the Diocese of Knoxville made …

Bishop Stika to present Cause for Sainthood at USCCB Meeting

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Bishop Richard F. Stika will make a formal presentation at this week’s meeting of U.S. bishops in Baltimore on the cause for sainthood for Father Patrick Ryan, a diocesan priest who died serving yellow fever victims in Chattanooga in the late 1800’s.  The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is holding its Fall General Assembly, Nov. 14-16 in Baltimore, Md. The …

Bishop Stika initiates Cause for Sainthood for Father Ryan

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The Catholic Church of East Tennessee may have a saint in its midst. An investigation recently initiated by Bishop Richard F. Stika and the Diocese of Knoxville is focused on the life and death of Father Patrick J. Ryan, a respected priest who served in Chattanooga more than 100 years ago. In its early stages, the case for Fr. Ryan …