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New Jersey Nun To Be Beatified In October

The Huffington Post | David Gibson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) New Jersey is often dismissed as a cultural wasteland of traffic jams and suburban sprawl, mobster graveyards and lost dreams — sourc...

Pope Paul VI's Beatification Set For October?

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.10.2014 | Religion

Pope Paul VI will likely be beatified later this year, Italian Catholic weekly Credere reports. The late pope's beatification is expected to take p...

Big Media Events And The Churches That Put Them On

Pierre Whalon | Posted 07.11.2011 | Religion
Pierre Whalon

Two major media events splashed across the screens of the world -- the royal wedding and John Paul II's beatification -- that showed vividly the similarities and differences between the churches.

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.

A Plea For Sainthood For Pope John XXIII

Edward Flattau | Posted 07.06.2011 | Religion
Edward Flattau

Although I am not a Catholic, I was among the many outside the Church who found Pope John to be an inspirational figure during his tragically short Vatican tenure in the early 1960's at the height of the Cold War.

John Paul's Beatification To Take Place Sunday In Rome (VIDEO)

Posted 06.30.2011 | Religion

The beatification of the late Pope John Paul II will take place Sunday in Rome. The Vatican expects hundreds of thousands of pilgrims in the city for ...

Pope's Body Exhumed Ahead Of Beatification

msn.com | Posted 06.29.2011 | Religion

The body of John Paul II was exhumed Friday ahead of the late pope's much-anticipated beatification, which takes place Sunday (May 1). Following an...

Beatification Of WWII Martyrs Divides Lutherans, Catholics

Posted 06.20.2011 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service LUEBECK, Germany (RNS) Residents of this north German city have long taken pride in four native sons -- three ...

As John Paul Beatification Nears, Criticism Mounts

AP | By NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 06.13.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Few deny that Pope John Paul II was a towering figure of the 20th century, a great pope of great consequence. His record-fast beatific...

Will You 'Friend' The Pope?

Bill Briggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bill Briggs

The Vatican's venture into the ever-whirling world of Facebook offers hope that Church leaders are set to truly embrace today's technology and modernize their communications.

John Paul II's Living Will

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

Chances are good that we will soon be acknowledging JPII as "Saint," but none of this will make much difference in how Catholics live their lives everyday. There is a more important reason, I think, to remember JPII.

What Is Sainthood's Price Tag?

Bill Briggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bill Briggs

Despite the thorough care and ancient rituals inherent to the process of elevating someone to globally venerated role model, reaching that status truly carries a modern corporate flavor.

Relishing Relics: Will John Paul Go To Pieces?

Bill Briggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bill Briggs

As the appetite among the faithful surges for papal relics, will the Vatican truly keep a lid on John Paul's body?

The Rush To Beatify John Paul

Bill Briggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bill Briggs

However you come down on the key questions of what John Paul knew and what he allowed to take place during his papacy, there's no stopping the big party in Rome.

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.

Is John Paul ll Being Fast-Tracked To Sainthood?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI has recognized a miracle attributed to Pope John Paul II, bringing the la...

John Paul II Moves Closer To First Step Toward Sainthood

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

It's looking increasingly likely that Pope Benedict XVI will soon move his predecessor one step closer to sainthood by confirming the existence of a m...

Mass Grave of History: The Vatican's WWII Identity Crisis

Julia Gorin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Julia Gorin

In enshrining the Church's divided World War II loyalties by canonizing the ambivalent pope at the time, the Church would be announcing to the world what it's made of. Pius should be neither demonized nor sanctified.