Pope 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.
In 1901, Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, daughter of author Nathaniel Hawthorne, founded the Dominican Order of St. Rose of Lima and moved her work to Rosary Hill in Hawthorne.
At St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, many Catholics expressed pleasure that John Paul II had been fast-tracked toward sainthood by the Vatican.
Pope Benedict XVI declared in a decree that a French nun’s recovery from Parkinson’s disease was miraculous, the last step needed for the beloved pontiff’s beatification.
Monsignor Bernard Quinn began Saint Peter Claver Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant back in 1922 as the first church for Black Catholics in the Brooklyn Diocese.