What was it like to be in that crowd during the canonizations, ministering to the people, especially those who were farthest away?
Making a Difference: Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II challenged all of us to advance the kingdom of God, a kingdom of love, justice and peace.
Will obscurity continue to remain the destiny of a righteous layperson lacking a large religious community or diocese to plead his or her cause for sainthood?
Pope Francis sainted his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II on Sunday, wrapping together decades of change and conflict for the Catholic church.
The sainting of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II will happen at the same time Sunday morning, when Pope Francis decrees it to be so at a Vatican ceremony expected to attract near one million people.
The ceremony -- expected to start at about 9:30 AM in Rome (3:30 AM Eastern) -- will itself be relatively short, expected to last around three hours.
St. Peter's Square is filled with pilgrims and sounds of music Saturday as Rome and the Vatican deal with an expected crowd of one million for the canonizations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.
Most of the popes who are saints date from the earliest centuries of the church. How do John XXIII and John Paul II fit in?
Commentary: The statements coming out of the Vatican that say Pope John Paul II didn't know about the sex abuse crisis are patently ridiculous.
Commentary: It is a poignant coincidence that Popes John XXIII and John Paul II will be canonized on the eve of the international day of Holocaust remembrance.