Faith and Justice: As the Catholic church prepares to celebrate the double canonization, I feel like a party pooper because I think canonizing popes is a dumb idea.
The subject of the handling of the clergy sexual abuse crisis came up again this morning in a Vatican briefing on the upcoming papal canonizations.
Pope Francis' Council of Cardinals will meet with him for the fourth time next week, but what they'll discuss remains unknown.
What will the images of St. John Paul II bring to mind as inspirations for those of us still on our pilgrim's way?
The Tablet suspended Mickens on March 25 to conduct an investigation into a comment Mickens made on Facebook.
"We Europeans represent a form of Christianity that sometimes seems to be tired," Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi said. African Christianity "shines as a beacon, as an example for other continents."
One would think the answer would be "yes." In a New York minute.
Angelo Roncalli sounds like any one of us, and yet, he will be a saint. What does this mean in his life and in ours?
Retired Pope Benedict XVI is expected to attend the canonization of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II on Sunday, said Msgr. Liberio Andreatta, head of the Vatican-related pilgrim agency, Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi.
"Never before have there been two popes canonized and two popes living," he said at a news conference Wednesday in Rome to discuss final plans and preparations for pilgrims. "You can imagine their emotions."
"A careful reading of the Gospel shows us not only Jesus' liking for conviviality, but also his excellent knowledge of and production and preparation of food."