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This Baseball Great May Become A Saint

Religion News Service | Heather Adams | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Richard Rossi is on a crusade of sorts, traveling to cities across the country to collect stories about the fabled healing powers of baseball gr...

WATCH: Livestreamed Canonizations of Popes John XXIII, JP2

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.26.2014 | Religion

The late Popes John XXIII and John Paul II join a long line of papal saints early Sunday morning in a ceremony celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter...

An Unprecedented Sainthood Ceremony Brings 1 Million To Rome

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 04.26.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Retired pontiff Benedict XVI will help Pope Francis celebrate the sainthood ceremony Sunday for John Paul II and John XXIII, set...

Everything You Need To Know About Popes And Saints

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 04.24.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Popes John XXIII and John Paul II will be declared saints on Sunday (April 27), the first-ever double papal canonization. Here’s a quick guide...

John Paul II Fever In Poland Is Muted

AP | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 04.22.2014 | Religion

WADOWICE, Poland (AP) — His death triggered a massive outpouring of grief in Poland. His beatification, an explosion of pride and jubilation. But da...

White House Delegation Will Attend Canonization Of Popes John XXIII, JP2

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.11.2014 | Religion

A presidential delegation will visit the Vatican on April 27 to attend the canonization Mass of Popes John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, the White Hous...

Canonization Day Set

AP | Posted 09.30.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be declared saints on April 27, 2014. Pope Francis announced the date Monday during a meeting ...

Why Canonizing John Paul II Is a Mistake

Michele Somerville | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion
Michele Somerville

When Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis, many Roman Catholics were quick to optimism. Some dared to hope for something of a church renaissance, and for relief, perhaps, in the wake of the bitter reign of "God's Rottweiler," Joseph Ratzinger.

The Beatification Of John Paul II And The Express Canonization Protection Program

Michele Somerville | Posted 07.10.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

The current pope has much to gain by expediting the canonization of his predecessor. The fanfare that accompanies canonization promises to create a useful diversion for Ratzinger.

The Beatification of David Foster Wallace

Joe Woodward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joe Woodward

It wasn't lost on me this week that progress was recently made on the "canonization" of David Foster Wallace.

Pope Canonizes 1st Australian Saint

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed Australia's first saint on Sunday, canonizing a 19th-century nun and also declaring five other saint...

Alaska House Demands Canonization For "Uncle" Ted!

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

I think Mr. Stevens should wait as least as long as the interned Japanese during WWII did for their apology.