This month, Archbishop Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, visited the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome to discuss the present status of Father Capodanno’s Cause for Canonization. He met with the Postulator of the Cause who explained to him where the Cause stands.
In the latest Capodanno Guild newsletter, Chairman of the Guild Board of Directors Admiral Steve Stanley provided an update, saying in part, “It seems that the work of our Postulator to review the acts of Father Vincent during his life on Earth is nearing completion. It is hoped that this will allow the Positio (the formal position) to be presented in early 2020 which will pave the way for approval of the Holy Father and a declaration of Heroic Virtue and bestow the title of ‘Venerable Servant of God.'”
To ready the Guild for this determination, the board is preparing a proposal to exhume Father Capodanno’s remains. This is something that is required by the canonization process. Once his remains have been exhumed, they will be transferred to a suitable chapel, the location of which would be designated by the Archbishop.
As might be imagined, this is predicted to be a expensive endeavor. The rough estimate of cost is $150,000. This, coupled with the continuing expenses of the Cause both locally and in Rome, raises the expected financial need for the Guild to exceed $200,000 over the next two years.
Because of the generosity of its donors, the Capodanno Guild currently has some of this money in the bank. However, the present balance will not meet this future need.
Please prayerfully consider supporting the Guild’s efforts with a gift. It is only through your continued generosity that we can successfully complete Father Capodanno’s Cause for Canonization.