Beatification causes for Boys Town, Maryknoll founders
CWN - March 22, 2012
Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha has opened the cause for beatification of Irish-born Father Edward Flanagan (1886-1948), who cared for 6,000 youth during his lifetime and founded Boys Town.
“For years many in the Omaha community and beyond have venerated the memory of Father Edward Flanagan,” Archbishop Lucas said. “I am happy that we can begin the process of examining the holiness that was apparent in his life and ministry, to see if he might be canonized.”
Bishop Michael Burbidge of Raleigh has likewise undertaken the diocesan phase of the cause for canonization of Father Thomas Price (1860-1919), the first North Carolinian ordained to the priesthood and the co-founder of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. The cause, originally launched by the Archdiocese of Hong Kong, was subsequently undertaken by the Archdiocese of New York until its transfer to Raleigh.
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