U.S. bishops vote to advance canonization cause of American priest Isaac Hecker

Catholic News Agency, Joe Bukuras:

The U.S. bishops voted Tuesday to advance the cause of beatification and canonization of Servant of God Isaac Thomas Hecker, a 19th-century American priest who founded the Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle, today known as the Paulist Fathers.

Hecker’s cause for canonization was formally opened in 2008, at which time he received the title “Servant of God.” Report is here.