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Pope John Xxiii

Saint John XXIII

Thomas Worcester | Posted 04.15.2014 | 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.

Vatican To Live Stream Canonization Of JPII, John XXIII

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) While millions of pilgrims are expected to attend the Catholic Church’s first-ever double canonization at the end of April, the V...

A No-Frills Canonization For JPII, John XXIII

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The low-frills style of Pope Francis is having an effect on the upcoming canonizations of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII. Or...

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...

The Culture War Is Over

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

The culture war is over. That may be the most important message contained in Pope Francis' remarkable interview with the Jesuit press last week.

Are Miracles Required For Sainthood?

Religion News Service | Alessandro Speciale | Posted 07.17.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) When the Vatican announced this month that Pope Francis would formally elevate Popes John Paul II and John XXIII to sainthood, two ...

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...

The Last Supper According to Judas in the Works by Famed Filmmaker Armondo Linus Acosta

Bernard Starr | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Bible stories are hot and Hollywood studios are rushing to cash in. Although these films are capitalizing on public interest in the Bible, the bestselling book of all time, and the heroes and villains of religious history, there is one story, says filmmaker Armondo Linus Acosta, that has never been made: The Last Supper.

WATCH: Remembering The Joyful Saintly Pope John XXIII

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Remembering the joyful and saintly, Pope John XXIII from "Who Cares About The Saints?" with Fr. James Martin, S.J. ...

Time For Vatican III?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.15.2013 | Religion
Chris Weigant

Perhaps it is time for the Third Vatican Council. Because Vatican III is going to be the only way sweeping change will ever take place within the Catholic Church.

Will The Next Pope Make A Difference?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 04.13.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

It will really take a miracle, the suffusion of the College by the Holy Spirit, the Interbreathing Spirit of all life, to change the Church by election of a pope more in the tradition of Jesus and John XXIII.

Pasolini at 90 at MoMA

Norman MacAfee | Posted 12.13.2012 | Arts
Norman MacAfee

Pasolini became world renowned in 1964 with the opening of his film about Jesus: The Gospel According to Matthew. It was reviewed in Life magazine, at that time America's major weekly picture magazine.

Theological Anti-Semitism Still Pervades Iceland Lent Tradition

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

In Iceland, for decades, the entire "Hymns of the Passion" by Hallgrimur Petursson has been broadcast annually by the State Broadcasting Service. We were shocked by the many blatantly anti-Semitic references that pervade Petursson's Hymns.

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.

Tips for Living a Better Life -- From Pope John XXIII

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Gretchen Rubin

I love reading other people's resolutions and their personal commandments, and I was very interested to read the daily decalogue of Pope John XXIII.