Archive of April 28, 2014

Obama praises influence of Saints John XXIII, John Paul II

Apr 28, 2014 - 07:41 pm .- U.S. president Barack Obama issued a statement Monday noting the canonization of both John XXIII and John Paul II over the weekend, paying tribute to their work in the Church and society.

Masses of Thanksgiving offered in Rome for new Pope saints

Apr 28, 2014 - 04:35 pm .- Following the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XIII, Church officials presided over two Masses of Thanksgiving, drawing attention to the saints’ enormous contributions to the Church and to society.

Poor Brazilian parish becomes first to take St. John Paul II's name

Apr 28, 2014 - 04:33 pm .- A small parish in the poor neighborhood of Alagados in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, has become the first in the world to be named after St. John Paul II, after the late pontiff’s canonization April 27.

Council of Cardinals meeting this week for fourth time

Apr 28, 2014 - 12:21 pm .- The latest meeting of the group of eight cardinals advising Pope Francis on the reform of the Roman Curia began Monday, and will continue for the following two days.

New saints lauded for pioneering dialogue on women

Apr 28, 2014 - 07:52 am .- The newly-canonized John Paul II and John XXIII have drawn praise for sparking discussion within the Church on modern women and paving the way for what Pope Francis is addressing now.

Deacons find vocational inspiration in saintly papal witness

Apr 28, 2014 - 04:47 am .- The April 27 canonizations of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII are a source of spiritual inspiration for young men on the path to priesthood.

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