Cardinals approve miracle attributed to Paul VI

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:02

Cardinals and bishops of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints have given their final approval for the late Pope’s healing of an unborn child.

Giovanni Battista Montini's beatification is near: this morning cardinals and bishops of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints unanimously approved the miracle attributed to the intercession of the Italian Pope from Brescia, who died in August 1978.

The Mary Month of May

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/06/2014 - 14:05

So closely associated is the Blessed Virgin with the month of May that many might be led to believe that Mary has had a lock on that month since her son was a boy.

It’s a good fit, no question, but Mary and May didn’t begin to pair up in a big way until about the time Rossini was writing “The Barber of Seville”—and in roughly the same neighborhood.

Two saintly popes

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/06/2014 - 13:48

One week ago, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (Pope John XXIII) and Karol Jozef Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) were recognized as saints of the Catholic Church, and may God be praised for it!

A special prayer for the Pope's pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 05/05/2014 - 16:15

"Heavenly Father, you never tire of being compassionate and loving. The successor of St. Peter plans to visit the Holy Land sanctified by your Son’s birth, baptism, teaching, death and resurrection. Be with him, sanctify him, and bless him. Spread the mantle of your kindness over every stage of his pilgrimage among us, that one may see in him a believing pilgrim, a wise teacher, and a humble leader".

The Messenger of Peace and Humanity due to visit a land of peace and humanity

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 05/05/2014 - 14:55

The forthcoming fourth Pontiff visit to Jordan is but a reward to Jordan’s ongoing efforts to consolidate interfaith coexistence and harmony. But, is Jordan, people and leadership, up to His Holiness’ reward? Are the Jordanian people, relevant authorities and the civil society equally reciprocating the Pontiff’s efforts in bridging the gap between the monotheistic faiths, in addition to advocating number of issues embraced specifically by HH Pope Francis?

But are these issues advocated by HH?

"Jordan, don't change"

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 05/03/2014 - 13:13

Though undeclared, the sense of security of the Christians, especially of the youth, in the region is diminishing while watching Christians' human rights getting undermined or Christians becoming a target just for being Christians in number of states e.g. Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Libya and Gaza. Hence, last week and most expectedly with a lot of desolation, pain, worries and feeling unsafe, many Christians came together celebrating the resurrection of Jesus the Christ.

Pope and C8 turn their attention to the Synod on the Family

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 15:23

The Council of Cardinals, or C8, that is assisting the Pope with the reform of the Roman Curia and the government of the universal Church, has met with Secretary of the Synod Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, “who reported on the preparation of the upcoming [extraordinary] Synod” on the family which will be taking place in October and the ordinary Synod which will be held in 2015.

"A programmatic canonization"

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 14:30

The canonization of Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli and of Karol Wojtyła was an unprecedented event of great interest to many people, not only Catholics, and it will certainly go down in history. Never before has a Bishop of Rome simultaneously proclaimed the sainthood of two of his predecessors, both very popular figures and very close to our own time: only nine years have passed since the death of Pope John Paul ii and 50 since since that of John xxiii. There was an additional exceptional circumstance: Francis invited Benedict xvi to the solemn liturgy.

Private lives of John Paul II and John XXIII examined before they were made “saints straight away”

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 12:40

John and John Paul, the two saints who have been canonized by Pope Francis, have something in common: a significant number of people wanted them to be proclaimed saints right after their death. In Roncalli’s case, it was not just the public that expressed a strong wish for this to happen; three hundred bishops signed a proposal asking Paul VI to proceed with John XXIII’s canonization by acclamation at the end of the Second Vatican Council.