Archive of April 25, 2014

Secretaries to John XXIII, John Paul II recount sanctity

Apr 25, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Cardinals Loris Capovilla and Stanislaw Dziwisz, who were personal secretaries to John XXIII and John Paul II, spoke at a news conference Friday of the clear sanctity of both Popes.

Pope emphasizes 'indissolubility of Christian matrimony'

Apr 25, 2014 - 02:48 pm .- Pope Francis on April 25 stressed the need for bishops and priests to give a “consistent witness” to Christian moral teaching, including the lifelong nature of Christian marriage, and to teach these truths “with great compassion.”

Archbishop Chaput: Pope Francis brings fresh exhilaration to the Church

Apr 25, 2014 - 02:02 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia reflected that Pope Francis in the first year of his papacy has shown “a deep sense of the continuity of the Church” while also being “something different” and “a surprise.”

Woman healed by John Paul II's intercession recounts miracle

Apr 25, 2014 - 10:28 am .- Floribeth Mora Diaz, the Costa Rican woman whose healing through the intercession of Bl. John Paul II paved the way for his canonization Sunday, describes the incident as being a rebirth.

Pope thanks Poland, Bergamo for gift of two great saints

Apr 25, 2014 - 07:31 am .- In messages to both residents of Poland and Bergamo, Pope Francis conveyed his gratitude for Bl. John Paul II and John XXIII, saying that their holiness continues to inspire the Church today.

Profound spiritual life of John XXIII credited for Vatican II

Apr 25, 2014 - 04:01 am .- The great-nephew of Bl. John XXIII discussed the Roman Pontiff's Church vision in calling the Second Vatican Council, noting the great continuity between his ideas and the pontificate of Bl. John Paul II.

Papal phone calls cannot change Church doctrine, canonist assures

Apr 25, 2014 - 02:04 am .- Marriage is indissoluble according to the doctrine of the Church and a Pope’s phone call could not change that, a canon lawyer has explained.

Vatican journalists remember John Paul II in new book

Apr 25, 2014 - 12:03 am .- A newly published book gathers the memories of 13 journalists and communications specialists about John Paul II, including those of Fr. Giorgio Costantino, spokesman of the Synod of Bishops.

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