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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...

LOOK: Pope John XXIII Through The Years

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.26.2014 | Religion

Born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli in 1881, Pope John XXIII is remembered as one of the most popular popes of all time. Over the course of his tenure as...

Saint John XXIII

Thomas Worcester | Posted 06.15.2014 | Religion
Thomas Worcester

On Sunday April 27 Pope Francis will formally declare that Pope John XXIII is a saint. It is now more than fifty years after Pope John's death (1963); his reputation for holiness has stood the test of time in a way that cannot yet be said for Pope John Paul II, also to be canonized on April 27.

Pope Francis Didn't Initially Want To Be Called Pope Francis

Posted 02.11.2014 | Religion

Though Pope Francis' name is now on the whole world's lips, it seems that the former Cardinal Jose Mario Bergoglio did not always intend on choosing i...

Pope Francis: Man of the Year and a Sign of Some Hope

Matthew Fox | Posted 02.11.2014 | Religion
Matthew Fox

Such a story is raising hope among activists and progressive Catholics, many of whom have left the church behind but still recognize its potential power as a source for good in many parts of the world.

Record Crowds Expected For John Paul II's Canonization

Religion News Service | Eric J. Lyman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Religion

ROME (RNS) Vatican officials say they expect next year’s celebration for the canonizations of former popes John Paul II and John XXIII to be attende...

What Role Models for Pope Francis?

Thomas Worcester | Posted 11.30.2013 | Religion
Thomas Worcester

Dispensing with the need for a miracle that could be attributed to Blessed John XXIII's intercession, Pope Francis has approved him for canonization as a saint. Francis demonstrates by this decision his exceptional admiration for the pope who called the Second Vatican Council.

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 ...

'Make a Mess!' Pope Francis at Six Months

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 11.19.2013 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

If we look at what Pope Francis has accomplished these last six months, it has all been a practical living out of the advice he gave his enthusiastic, youthful audience.

John XXIII: A Saint for Social Justice

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

John's commitment to social justice might become a main interpretive key for understanding Pope Francis' pontificate. With the selection of Francis as his papal name, this Pope has dedicated himself in a special way to the cause of social justice.

Saint John XXIII!!!

Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis announced the canonization of Pope John XXIII today alongside the announcement of the canonization of Pope John Paul II. The announc...

A Sign of Things to Come?

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Richard W. Kropf

Last week, Pope Francis made a small, but significant, change in three of the Catholic eucharistic prayers, or what is generally known as the "Mass."

Popes Out of Step With Their Times

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I wonder how long it will take the Church to apologize for its longstanding marginalization and persecution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and its ultimate sanction of our relationships and our gender expressions. I'm certainly not going to hold my breath

What Future for Vatican II?

Thomas Worcester | Posted 08.30.2011 | Religion
Thomas Worcester

As U.S. Catholics mark anniversaries of the Civil War or of September 11, they would do well to also remember Vatican II, including what it had to say about peace and renunciation of war.