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Founder of Boys Town orphanage is up for sainthood

Published 03/02/2012, The Jamestown Sun

A Roman Catholic priest whose efforts to help troubled Omaha youth were made famous by Spencer Tracy’s Academy Award-winning portrayal of him in the 1938 movie “Boys Town” has been nominated for sainthood. Archbishop George Lucas posted an announcement on the doors of St. Cecilia Cathedral on Monday saying the Omaha Archdiocese had begun the process of seeking sainthood for the Rev. Edward Flanagan.

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