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John Paul II

Pope Benedict Resigns

February 11, 2013

At 5:30am there are some news alerts one is ready for at that hour — a natural disaster, some national security issue — and others you don’t see coming. So, when news came that Pope Benedict XVI is going to resign the papacy at 8pm on February 28, I was truly completely shocked.  This marks [...]

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Los Angeles Times Questions the Case for Pope John Paul II Canonization

May 4, 2011

I’ve always said the first thing anyone wanting to learn about Catholicism should do is to ignore everything they read in the mainstream media on the subject.  Take today’s column by Tim Rutten in the Los Angeles Times titled:  “Is John Paul II Fit for Sainthood?” According to Rutten, John Paul II may not be [...]

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The Blessed John Paul II

May 1, 2011

This morning (or this afternoon in Rome) the late Pope John Paul II was officially beatified by Pope Benedict XVI.  Beatification is the final step before sainthood in the Catholic Church.  The “Blessed John Paul” needs another miracle attributed to his intercession in order to finally be canonized a saint. JPII’s contribution to growing the [...]

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Pope Benedict at Ground Zero

April 20, 2008

The Pope visited Ground Zero this morning to say a prayer, light a candle and meet with some of the victim’s families.  Later, Benedict will be giving a much anticipated mass at Yankee Stadium at around 2:30pm EDT.  One could tell that this gesture was deeply felt by Benedict and others with whom he met that were affected by this [...]

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