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St. John Paul II in St. Peter's Basilica, March 25, 1983. Credit: L'Osservatore Romano.
By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Feb 13, 2020 / 10:33 am (CNA).- In a newly published book, Pope Francis answers questions about himself and St. John Paul II, saying he learned the importance of joy and mercy from his predecessor, and they are in “total harmony” on the subject of

Angelo Ciappelloni. Courtesy photo.
By Hannah Brockhaus Angelo Ciappelloni heard those words while he stood in Rome’s Piazza del Popolo on April 8, 2005. With hundreds of thousands of people in the Eternal City, and millions more around the world, he was watching the Requiem Mass of Pope John Paul II. “‘Follow me’ –

Today’s Video looks at the sayings of St. John Paul II: Christ is Freedom Prayer to St. John Paul II Oh, St. John Paul, from the window of heaven, grant us your blessing! Bless the Church that you loved and served and guided, courageously leading her along the paths of

By Patricia McGeever Exploring the rainforest and seeing the Panama Canal may not be things you’d expect to do on a pilgrimage, but they’re part of World Youth Day 2019 in Panama City. Emily Conklin jumped at the chance to sign up.      “I’ve always wanted to go,” said

This history of the Church is sometimes marked by violent episodes. Such was the case 34 years ago today, May 12, 1982, when Pope St. John Paul II survived a second assassination attempt. The first attempt on Pope John Paul II’s life came a year earlier, May 13, 1981. The pontiff

Staff Report When Pope Francis lands in America next week, he will be just the fourth pontiff to visit the nation. All eyes of the world will follow Pope Francis from Rome, to Cuba, and finally to the US of A where he has a loaded schedule. With that in mind,

Staff Report Later this month Pope Francis will visit the United States for the first time in his pontificate. Papal visits to the U.S. aren’t new, but they’re always newsworthy and Pope Francis will make history by addressing a joint session of congress. Popes have visited many major U.S. cities,

Staff Report For a generation, one man embodied the word pope. Born Karol Wojtyla, he became Pope John Paul II in 1978 and remained in that role until his death, 10 years ago today on April 2, 2005. Today’s Throwback (Holy) Thursday remembers the pontiff who’s death prompted chants of

Mass goers from St. Louis Catholic Church in downtown Cincinnati (left) will be passing out Pope St. John Paul II prayer cards after the 12:10 p.m. Mass Wednesday Oct. 22. Oct. 22, 2014 is the first feast day of St. John Paul II. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph A laity-led initiative that grew out of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Proclaim 2014 convocation will be honoring Pope St. John Paul II on his feast day Wednesday.

The election of John Paul II to the papacy on this date in 1978 was a historic moment for the church. (CT File)
Staff Report Though present-day secular media like to use hyperbole over every morsel of Catholic news, on this date in 1978 that the church really did experience what could be called a “seismic shift.” For the first time since 1605, it was to be a year of three popes. Pope