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The following is the full text of the homily of Pope Benedict XVI, preached today at the Mass of Beatification of John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square. Homily of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI Beatification of Pope John Paul II Sunday, 1 May 2011 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Six years ago we gathered in ...read more
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI advanced the sainthood causes of 35 candidates, including Canadian Christian Brother Adolphe Chatillon. During a meeting April 2 with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, the pope signed a decree recognizing that Brother Chatillon lived the Christian virtues ...read more
Intimacy with God. That’s how Brother André became a saint, according to the Archbishop of Montreal, Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte. Those words came as part of his homily during a Mass of Thanksgiving this morning at Sant’Andrea delle Valle in Rome. It was also during the homily that the congregation erupted in an extended applause for ...read more
This blog was submitted by Fr. Andrew Gawrych, CSC, of the Indiana Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross. It is still sinking in. Brother André Bessette is now a canonized saint! Perhaps like many of you, I watched with great devotion, pride, and joy the canonization Mass early this morning. One of my own, ...read more
By François Gloutnay, editor of the Catholic media blog Nouvelles de l’ACPC. On the eve of Br. André’s canonization, cyberspace is swarming with articles related to the event. In addition to Internet-based news media and blogs, groups and individuals will surely contribute to the online fray. On several occasions in the upcoming days, this blog ...read more
Welcome to the seventh of a series of blogs on the legacy of Brother André Bessette.  In four days, we celebrate the canonization of our beloved first male Canadian-born saint.  Today, Salt + Light’s very own Danielle Jones will be travelling to Rome to join CEO Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, to cover the canonization. Mary ...read more
Welcome to the sixth in a series of blogs on the legacy of Br. André!  We are less than two weeks away from the Canonization of Brother André Bessette.  I’d like to tell you now about my impressions of the great shrine he built, Saint Joseph’s Oratory. I must have gone to Saint Joseph’s Oratory ...read more
As you know, I’ve been working the past few months on the documentary on Brother André, God’s Doorkeeper.  We’ve also been looking forward here at Salt + Light to Br. André’s canonization on October 17th. To do some justice to at least one other saint to be canonized by the Church that same day (after ...read more
In her short time on earth Chiara Badano lived a life of great love and holiness.  Chiara’s story cannot help but touch all who hear it. Salt + Light is bringing you the next chapter in Chiara’s story. Tomorrow, Saturday September 25th, Chiara Luce Badano will be named Blessed.  Her beatification marks the first for ...read more
Welcome to the fourth of a series of blogs on the legacy of Brother André! In the past blogs, we went from Indiana to New Hampshire. Now we move to Oregon. I met Fr. Edwin Obermiller once I landed in Portland, Oregon, as part of the filming for the documentary on Br. André. Although I ...read more