Italians Watch the Canonization in 3D Glasses

Watching canonization w 3D glasses

An amazing photo from Bergamo, the northern Italy town which was the birthplace of Pope John XXIII.At the parish church in Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, the faithful who did not brave the crowds at St. Peter's Square to attend the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II in person gather to do the next best thing:  They're watching the screening with the aid of 3D glasses.AP photo by Luca Bruno.See this and other amazing photos of the Canonization at The … [Read more...]

Cardinal George Will Miss the Canonizations, Due to Recurrent Cancer


When the world's Cardinals gather in Rome April 27 for the canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George will be watching from home.Cardinal George told us last month that his cancer, which had metastasized from his bladder to his kidney and liver, had again become active.  Doctors found new cancer cells in his right kidney, meaning that he would once again be undergoing chemotherapy.His Eminence has now received two doses of chemotherapy, one … [Read more...]

Approved Miracle Sets Paul VI on the Road to Sainthood

Pope Paul VI

Last week Venerable Pope Paul VI moved one step closer to canonization, when the consulting theologians from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints approved a miracle attributed to his intercession.In December, I reported that the Medical Commission of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, headed by the Pope's personal physician, had declared that the former pope’s healing of an unborn child is “unexplainable” and had forwarded the case to theologians for review before the case goes t … [Read more...]