Archbishop Sheen: The move will aid in the canonization process, in which the Peoria diocese has been promoting for more than 14 years.
Students, parents and alumni of Alleman Catholic High School in Rock Island, Ill., want to reinstate Michelle Gau, who was dismissed from her post as assistant principal earlier this month.
The possible miracle needed for the beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen took another step toward papal recognition Tuesday when a panel of theologians met at the Vatican, the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation announced.
As a normal part of the sainthood process, the theologians met to consider whether or not the promoters of Sheen's cause demonstrated that the proposed miracle -- the survival of a child delivered stillborn -- occurred after prayers for the intercession only of Sheen.
A seven-member team of medical experts convoked by the Vatican reported there is no natural explanation for the survival of a child delivered stillborn and whose heart did not start beating until 61 minutes after his birth.