Fr. McGivney beatified

A former diocesan priest and son of Connecticut beatified. It’s also the first time a diocesan priest born in the United States is beatified, made blessed. Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, is now Blessed Fr. McGivney, “a recognition afforded by the Catholic Church of a person’s entrance into heaven, and proven capacity to intercede on behalf of individuals who pray in his or her name.”