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Local Catholics React To Pope John Paul II Being Cleared For Sainthood

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.

07/05/2013

Timothy Dolan is installed as Archbishop of New York at St. Patrick's Cathedral - New York, NY - Mar 30, 2009 - Photo: JULIE JACOBSON/AFP/Getty Images

Catholic Church Going Old School, Getting Back To Latin With New Mass Translation

This weekend, Christians will celebrate the first Sunday of Advent, and Catholics will begin using a new translation of the mass. The changes will affect the priest more than those in the pews, but many responses will have to be relearned.

11/22/2011