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Women recount the stories of healing through intercession of popes

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- People said Floribeth Mora Diaz was crazy to think Blessed interceded with God to heal her brain aneurysm, but if so, "then it is a blessed craziness, because I'm healthy," she told reporters at the Vatican. The 50-year-old Costa ... [Published Catholic News - 2 hours ago]
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Benedict says predecessor's faith, courage were signs of holiness

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Blessed 's deep spirituality and his courage to uphold the truth were clear signs of his sainthood, said his successor, retired Pope Benedict XVI. " never asked for applause, he never looked around, worried about how his decisions ... [Published Catholic News - 9 hours ago]
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Pope: Don't dwell like bats in darkness; live gladly in Christ's light

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Don't live the faith as if it were a "nonstop funeral," Pope Francis said. Because Jesus isn't "up there," faraway, but is close by, don't be afraid of reaching out to him and experiencing his joy, the pope said April 24 during his ... [Published Catholic News - 9 hours ago]
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Saintly souvenirs on sale

by Visitors admiring a new banner put up on a side street near St. Peter’s Square, where Pope Francis will canonize two predecessors April 27. (CNS photo/Carol Glatz)VATICAN CITY — There is no shortage of souvenir stands and shops around the Vatican, ... [Published Catholic News - 9 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Rome official: Retired pope to attend canonizations; spokesman cautious

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Retired Pope Benedict XVI is expected to attend the canonization of Blesseds John XXIII and April 27, said Msgr. Liberio Andreatta, head of the Vatican-related pilgrim agency, Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi. "Never before have there ... [Published Catholic News - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Catechists 'pray on the run' in ravaged South Sudan diocese

SEATTLE (CNS) -- Two mass killings in South Sudan have taken place in a Catholic diocese whose leaders were forced to flee the conflict, leaving the church's work in the hands of lay workers who are often on the run from fighting. "We are a diocese in ... [Published Catholic News - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

The risen Jesus, not money or power, is the source of life, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Too often people are fixated on material things, money, power or status -- none of which can give life and joy, Pope Francis said. Christians need to examine their lives with the question the angel asked the women who went to the ... [Published Catholic News - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Holy Fathers: Is being pope a shortcut to sainthood?

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- "They call me Holy Father and that is what I must be," the future St. John XXIII wrote in his diary. A nun who worked in the papal apartments with the future St. saw him tired one day and said, "I'm worried about Your Holiness." ... [Published Catholic News - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Many of today's papal 'traditions' were Blessed John Paul's innovations

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The first anniversary of Pope Francis' election brought stories highlighting the unique style he has brought to the papacy. Maybe people have forgotten how much of what passes today for papal "tradition" was actually an innovation ... [Published Catholic News - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Jokes, quips, wisecracks: John XXIII lived with keen sense of humor

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Blessed John XXIII, who will be made a saint April 27, is remembered by many for his warmth, simplicity, social conscience and sense of humor. Pope Francis, who will canonize "the Good Pope," recalled his predecessor as being holy, ... [Published Catholic News - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Pope's homilies help Catholics fight the good fight, Jesuit says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis' morning homilies represent a rallying cry and "road map" for today's Christians in their daily journey to grow closer to God, said the Jesuit editor of a new collection of the homilies from the pope's early morning ... [Published Catholic News - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

No nook neglected: Spring cleaning at the Vatican

by VATICAN CITY — City workers have been out in force the past few weeks getting Rome ready for the massive numbers of people expected for the canonizations this Sunday of Blesseds Pope John XXIII and John Paul II.Road crews finally put down a thick coat ... [Published Catholic News - Apr 22 2014]

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...Liberio Andreatta, head of the Vatican-related pilgrim agency, Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi. "Never before have there been two popes canonized and two popes living" he said at a news conference in Rome April 23 to discuss final plans and preparations for pilgrims...
...As John Thavis, the former Rome bureau chief of once wrote: "If there's anything Pope loved more than following traditions, it was inventing new ones."
...canonize "the Good Pope," recalled his predecessor as being holy, patient and a man of courage, especially by calling the Second Vatican Council. "He was a man who let himself be guided by the Lord" Pope Francis has said...
...Though Jesus knows well what is "unfolding in his disciple's heart, he doesn't expose it, he wants to give him the possibility, until the very end, of backing out" and repenting, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa said during the Liturgy of the Lord's Passion

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Rome official: Retired pope to attend canonizat... [Published Catholic News - Apr 23 2014]
The risen Jesus, not money or power, is the sou... [Published Catholic News - Apr 23 2014]
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Holy Fathers: Is being pope a shortcut to saint... [Published Catholic News - Apr 23 2014]
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