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...]

Pope Paul VI May Be Beatified Soon, After Healing of Child In Utero

Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI, author of the 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life), will likely be beatified in the next few months, according to a report by Italian journalist Andrea Tornielli.Writing in the Italian newspaper La Stampa, Tornielli reports that the Medical Commission of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints has declared that the former pope’s healing of an unborn child is “unexplainable.” Patrizio Polisca, Benedict XVI and Francis’ personal doctor, is chair of the Medical Commiss … [Read more...]

Will Blessed Pope John Paul II Be Canonized on October 22?

Workmen install a large banner in St. Peter's Square on May 3, 2011, one day after the Beatification of the late Pope John Paul II.

The medical council charged with reviewing a possible miraculous healing attributable to Pope John Paul II has ruled it “inexplicable” and has forwarded the file to the Vatican Congregation for the Saints for further study.According to the Italian newspaper La Stampa, the canonization of Karol  Wojtyla is moving forward and may happen as early as October 2013.  The proceedings have been conducted in secrecy; but Andrea Tornielli, reporting from Vatican City, reported: In January, the postu … [Read more...]


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