Archive of April 29, 2011

Knights of Columbus leaders praise John Paul II's legacy to world's laity

Apr 29, 2011 - 05:29 pm .- Head of the Knights of Columbus Carl Anderson and the fraternal organization's chaplain Bishop William E. Lori lauded John Paul II's impact on the laity throughout the world during his pontificate.

Pope John Paul’s face dominating Eternal City

Apr 29, 2011 - 04:09 pm .- Only two days before John Paul II's beatification, the late pontiff's face has become an inescapable part of Rome.

Catholic Charities urges help for communities ripped by tornadoes

Apr 29, 2011 - 02:22 pm .- Catholic Charities is appealing for help for families in southern states after a series of devastating storms killed over 300 people.

Biographer says JP II's legacy will take 'several hundred years' to unpack

Apr 29, 2011 - 01:07 pm .- Pope John Paul II’s teachings will take centuries to fully explore and understand. That’s according to his official biographer, George Weigel.

Cardinal Kasper: John Paul II was 'a sign of Jesus Christ'

Apr 29, 2011 - 11:09 am .- “He was a sign of Jesus Christ.” That’s Cardinal Walter Kasper’s seven-word summary of Pope John Paul II.

John Paul II remains moved in front of St. Peter’s tomb

Apr 29, 2011 - 08:00 am .- The casket containing the mortal remains of Pope John Paul II has been exhumed ahead of his beatification this Sunday.

Significant moves afoot within Roman Curia

Apr 29, 2011 - 06:50 am .- Amidst the color and excitement of the beatification of John Paul II, a significant changing of the curial guard could be afoot within the Vatican’s corridors of power. 

Military archbishop questions need for atheist chaplaincy

Apr 29, 2011 - 05:50 am .- Several atheist, agnostic, and secular humanist organizations are pushing to establish their own U.S. military “chaplaincy” for soldiers. The head of the United States Military Archdiocese thinks the effort may be more about opposing religion than meeting non-believers' needs.

Official papal photographer recalls life with 'a living saint'

Apr 29, 2011 - 01:05 am .- Arturo Mari was Pope John Paul II’s personal photographer for all 27 years of his pontificate. Now, in the days before John Paul’s beatification, Mari has been recalling his life with the late pontiff.

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