New Jersey Parish Celebrates Shrine To Beloved Pope John Paul IIFor parishioners at one church in the Garden State, Sunday’s canonization of two popes in Vatican City holds special meaning.
Rome Buzzing With Excitement Over Dual CanonizationFaithful from around the globe are arriving in Rome for the historic canonization of two popular popes.
Cardinal Dolan Reflects On Historic Dual Canonization Of Past PopesCardinal Timothy Dolan said in the church, saints are usually "museum pieces" who lived hundreds of years ago. But he said that is not the case for Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.
Catholic World Abuzz After Word Leaks Of Dual CanonizationsHistory was being made at the Vatican on Monday. The news out of Rome on Monday said that two popes will be elevated to sainthood on the same day – Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be canonized at the same time.
Local Catholics React To Pope John Paul II Being Cleared For SainthoodPope Francis on Friday cleared two of the 20th century's most influential popes to become saints, approving a miracle needed to canonize Pope John Paul II and waiving Vatican rules to honor Pope John XXIII.