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Just Another Christmas Homily?

I remember the election of Pope John the XXIII in 1958. In December of that year he celebrated his first Christmas Mass as pope, and it was the first time that the Church had the technology to broadcast the Christmas Mass worldwide over radio and television. Being 2000 years old, the Church is the oldest […]

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25 Things You Should Know About the Rosary

In honor of Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of the most Holy Rosary, we have composed a very simple list of 25 things that we should know about the most Holy Rosary. Hopefully upon reading this short list you will be motivated to get to know the Rosary better. Better yet we hope that […]

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Origins of the Rosary, part 2

The rosary gained greater popularity in the 1500s, especially through the efforts of Pope St. Pius V. At this time, the Muslim Turks were ravaging eastern Europe. Recall that in 1453, Constantinople had fallen to the Muslims, leaving the Balkans and Hungary open to conquest. In 1521, they had conquered Belgrade, Hungary, and by 1526, […]

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Profound spiritual life of St. John XXIII credited for Vatican II

Vatican City, Apr 25, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The great-nephew of Blessed John XXIII revealed the pontiff’s Church vision in calling for the Second Vatican Council, noting the great continuity between his ideas and the pontificate of John Paul II.“John XXIII does not avoid confrontation with the world of his time, although perhaps […]

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Popes John Paul II, John XXIII officially declared saints

Vatican City, Apr 27, 2014 / 02:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a packed St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis officially declared former pontiffs John Paul II and John XXIII as Saints.“For the honor of the Blessed Trinity, the exaltation of the Catholic faith and the increase of the Christian […]

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Official Prayers to St. John XXIII

Feast day: October 11 Dear Pope John, Your simplicity and meekness carried the scent of God and sparked in people’s hearts the desire for goodness. You spoke often of the beauty of the family gathered around the table to share bread and faith: pray for us that once again true families would live in our […]

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Live Feed of the Canonizations of Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II

The Vatican will be broadcasting a live feed of the canonization ceremony of Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II starting at 3:30 AM EDT.

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John Paul II, John XXIII to be canonized Divine Mercy Sunday

Rome, Italy, Sep 30, 2013 / 03:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has announced that former Popes John Paul II and John XXIII are slated to be canonized this coming spring. The announcement was made following the Sept. 30 consistory, in which the Holy Father proclaimed that the pontiffs would be canonized together April 27, […]

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Pope Francis carries forward papal commitment to peace

Vatican City, Sep 7, 2013 / 06:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In calling for a day of fasting and prayer for peace on Sept. 7, Pope Francis is following a long tradition of Popes showing a deep commitment to peace. There is “an evolution of the theology of peace” from the pontificate of Pope Pius IX […]

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Canonization date of late Popes to be announced in September

Vatican City, Aug 20, 2013 / 03:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis plans to hold a consistory Sept. 30 to formally approve the sainthood of Blesseds John Paul II and John XXIII, during which the official date of the canonizations will be announced. Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, […]

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