Pope John Paul Ii

March 13, 2014

Pope Francis’ First Year: A Step Toward Unity

COMMENTARY

March 7, 2014

Archbishop Fulton Sheen Alleged Miracle Passes Major Vatican Test

The Vatican’s medical team unanimously approved the healing of a stillborn baby as unexplainable by science, marking a major step toward the beatification of the beloved American archbishop.

March 4, 2014

Cardinal Müller Discusses Divorced-Remarried Reception of Communion and Liberation Theology

An exclusive Register interview with the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, who became a new cardinal at last month’s consistory.

February 6, 2014

The Legion of Christ Elects New Leader

Looking to move past the scandal involving its late founder, the congregation’s leaders have also issued a long-awaited apology to abuse victims and made extensive revisions to its constitutions.

February 5, 2014

Mexico Cathedral to Receive Blessed John Paul II Relic

The reliquary, which will contain a vial of blood, will be housed in a life-size wax sculpture of John Paul II.

January 30, 2014

Soap-Opera Economics

COMMENTARY: Why the idea of concrete love is useful to understanding Church teaching about the economy.

January 27, 2014

Thomas Melady Transcended Partisan Polarization

NEWS ANALYSIS: The U.S. ambassador to the Holy See from 1989-1993, Melady, who died Jan. 6 at the age of 86, pressed for full diplomatic relations between the Vatican and Israel and queried John Paul II about Gorbachev’s intentions.

November 8, 2013

Marco Roncalli on His Great-Uncle, Blessed John XXIII

The great-nephew of the soon-to-be canonized pope will publish a new book on his famous relative, in time for the April 27 ceremony in Rome.

October 1, 2013

Tributes to John XXIII and John Paul II Pour in After Canonization Announcement

Praise for the soon-to-be saints abounds.

September 30, 2013

It’s Official: John Paul II and John XXIII to Be Canonized April 27

According to the Vatican decree: “Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II will be enrolled among the saints on April 27, 2014, the Second Sunday of Easter, of the Divine Mercy.”

September 6, 2013

Pope Francis and the Church’s Witness Against War

COMMENTARY

September 3, 2013

Report: Pope Francis Says John Paul II to Be Canonized April 27

The Vatican has yet to confirm this date, which will likely include the canonization of Pope John XXIII. The papal spokesman says the official announcement will be made after the Sept. 30 consistory.

August 16, 2013

‘Theology of Women in the Church’ Only Beginning to Be Revealed

COMMENTARY

July 18, 2013

Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Turns 25

The group that broke away from the Society of St. Pius X celebrates fidelity to liturgical traditions and papal authority.

July 11, 2013

WYD Cross and Marian Icon Arrive in Rio de Janeiro

The large youth event with the Pope is only days away.

July 10, 2013

Italian Opera Company Preparing Show on Life of John Paul II

The Italian opera will debut in Rome on Dec. 8, with a special pre-debut at the Vatican during the month of October.

July 10, 2013

Opus Dei Bishop to Be Beatified After Newborn's Miracle Cure

Bishop Alvaro del Portillo was founder St. Josemaría Escrivá ‘best support,’ says the current head of the personal prelature.

July 9, 2013

Consistory to Pick John Paul II, John XXIII Canonization Date Set for Fall

Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said the canonization would follow approximately three months after the consistory.

July 5, 2013

It’s Official: John Paul II and John XXIII to Be Canonized

Pope Francis approves decree on the second miracle attributed to John Paul’s intercession, and in an unusual move, he approves a ‘favorable vote’ for John XXIII’s sainthood.

May 29, 2013

Pope Francis to Lead Global Holy Hour

The period of Eucharistic adoration takes place to mark the Solemnity of Corpus Christi June 2.

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