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  • US Conference of Catholic Bishops endorse sainthood cause for Fr. Paul Wattson

    Garrison, NY – On November 11, 2014, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops endorsed the cause for canonization of Father Paul Wattson, SA, Servant of God, founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, at their fall meeting in Baltimore. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York sought the consultation of

  • New saints under Francis not just former popes

    After recently conferring sainthood on two former popes, John XXIII and John Paul II, Pope Francis has announced plans to move yet another, Paul VI, closer to a halo of his own by beatifying him on Oct. 19. In Catholic chatter these days, one can detect some blowback to this

  • Pope OKs miracle for Paul VI in sainthood process

    Having already made saints of two of his predecessors, Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, Francis is set to move ahead with the sainthood cause of yet another former pontiff. On Saturday the Vatican announced that a miracle has been approved for Pope Paul VI, who reigned from 1963

  • Sainthood for two popes more Woodstock than World’s Fair

    Whatever its other problems may be, the Vatican has always had a terrific sense of theater. Yesterday’s massive canonization ceremony for Popes John XXIII and John Paul II was the latest case in point, a riveting spectacle that drew an estimated one million people to the area around St. Peter’s

  • Francis accents unity with halos for superstar popes

    ROME — Oct. 11, 1962, brought a beautiful moonlit night to Rome. Pope John XXIII was in an ebullient mood because of that morning’s launch of the Second Vatican Council, a gathering conceived by the pontiff in which bishops from around the world would throw open the windows of the

  • Francis names John Paul II, John XXIII as saints

    A crowd estimated at more than one million thronged St. Peter’s Square and the surrounding area today to watch two 20th century Catholic giants, Pope John Paul and Pope John XXIII, declared saints. Pope Francis presided over the massive canonization ceremony, joined by his predecessor, the retired 87-year-old Benedict XVI,


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