While much of the focus of Sunday's dual canonization will be on the globe-trotting, 26-year papacy of Pope John Paul II and his near-record sprint to sainthood, many older Catholics will be celebrating the short but historic pontificate of the ''Good Pope,'' John XXIII
Summary: Pope John XXIII
and Pope John Paul II are the odd couple of modern Roman Catholicism.
and Vatican II on the world and the church today: hundreds of thousands of lay ministers all around the world; people actually praying the Mass rather than merely attending it; work for justice on a par with teaching about religion; human dignity at the center of the church's witness; warm relationships between Christians and Jews; harmony and dialogue among the Christian denominations; and a new vigor in the Christian faith as we now embrace the leadership of Pope Francis.
Pope John XXIII
, known as the "Good Pope", is also much-loved here and is seen as the reformer who gave the Church back to the people.
Just guessing, but Pope Francis probably opts for an image of John XXIII
minus the fancy trimmings.
The Knights of Columbus -Pope John XXIII
Council will have a ritual at 6:30 p.
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with a full week of programming dedicated to the historic proceedings and live coverage of the Canonization Mass in Rome, when Pope Francis will officially declare the two former pontiffs to be saints.
I believe that much of the vision of Pope John XXIII
regarding his hopes for Vatican II have yet to be fulfilled, but I also believe that Pope Francis is pointing us in the right direction toward fulfilling its promise.
This will go ahead even though the Vatican has not confirmed a second miracle by much-loved John XXIII
He was a member of Our Lady of Loreto Church, the Knights of Columbus Pope John XXIII
, the Greendale Retirement Club, and the Frohsinn Club in Shrewsbury.
In opening Vatican II, Blessed Pope John XXIII
said, "The council now beginning rises in the Church like daybreak, a forerunner of most splendid light.
Pope John XXIII
was the master of memorable quotes: On courage: "Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.