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Living in the Presence of Holiness: Former Personal Secretaries Recall Time with Saints John XXIII and John Paul II

Living in the Presence of Holiness Former Personal Secretaries Recall Time with Soon-to-be-Canonized Pontiffs An emotional press conference took place today as those closest to Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II recalled their lives with the saints. Speaking at the afternoon conference were Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, archbishop of Krakow, who served as secretary…

Saints John XXIII and John Paul II: Men of Courage

Saints John XXIII and John Paul II: men of courage  It was the day of the four Successors of Peter. The first to appear on the dais of Saint Peters’ Basilica was the Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Dressed in white he passed beneath the banners of the two Saints to be canonized during Holy Mass…

We Are Afraid of Joy

Pope Francis: There are “bat-like Christians” who prefer the shadows to the light of the Lord  Pope Francis said there are Christians who are afraid of the joy of Christ’s resurrection and who instead prefer sadness and staying in the shadows just like bats. The importance of Christians being joyful, rather than sad or fearful,…