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S+L BLOG: John XXIII



This week we look at the historic double canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII which was concelebrated by Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Fr. Thomas Rosica and Sebastian Gomes share some of their experiences from this time, and we bring you the latest papal happenings. ...read more
Salt and Light Founder, Producer, Reflect on Significance of the ‘Day of the Four Popes’ Rome, April 30, 2014 (Zenit.org) Ann Schneible Although the massive crowds which filled the city of Rome for Sunday’s canonization of Saint John XXIII and Saint John Paul II have all but returned home, faithful Catholics continue to reflect on the lives of ...read more
Today on Perspectives, the canonization of Saints John XXIII and John Paul II, meetings at the Vatican and an interview with a former Swiss Guard. ...read more
Here below is the full text in English of Pope Francis’ homily at the mass of Canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII: At the heart of this Sunday, which concludes the Octave of Easter and which John Paul II wished to dedicate to Divine Mercy, are the glorious wounds of the risen Jesus. ...read more
In a recent interview with ZENIT, Salt and Light’s Sebastian Gomes reflected on the significance of Pope John’s upcoming canonization in the context of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Vatican II.  What does “the Good Pope’s” canonization mean for a generation of Catholics who came of age long after the Council closed?  Read the full ...read more
Today on Perspectives: the date for the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII has been set. At the same time Pope Francis released another papal chirograph, establishing a Council of Cardinals to advise him on how to govern the church. In Canada, Vancouver hosted a Truth and Reconciliation event which ended ...read more