Pope John Paul II


Charlie Brennan – Friday, April 25th – Ridley Pearson; Jolene Brackey; SLU Professors Greg Beabout and Randall Rosenberg

Charlie with Bestselling Author Ridley Pearson; with Jolene Brackey; and with St. Louis Univ. Professor Greg Beabout and St. Louis Univ. Professor Randall Rosenberg about the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.


A tapestry depicting the late Pope John Paul II hangs on the balcony of St Peter's basilica on April 25, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. The late Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be canonised on Sunday 27 April, inside the Vatican when 800,000 pilgrims from around the world are expected to attend. (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Local Catholics Remember Pope John Paul II’s St. Louis Visit

Pope John Paul II, along with Pope John XXIII, will be canonized at the Vatican on Sunday.


A poster showing Pope Francis (middle), pope John Paul II (L) and Pope John XXIII (R), that will be canonized next Sunday, is seen in Borgo Pio street near the Vatican during the pontiff weekly general audience in St. Peter's square on April 23, 2014. (Photo: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

St. Louis Archdiocese Celebrates Canonizations of Two Former Popes

During Sunday’s ceremonies at the Vatican, Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will officially be declared saints.


A Pilgrim holds a photo of the late Pope John Paul II while attending a mass of thanksgiving led by Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone in Saint Peter's Square  in the Vatican on May 2, 2011. A giant banner bearing a smiling portrait of the charismatic Polish pope was unveiled over the facade of Saint Peter's Basilica Sunday after Benedict pronounced the formula of beatification just six years after John Paul's death. AFP PHOTO/ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

SNAP: Beatification of Pope John Paul Sends Wrong Message

As Rome celebrates Pope John Paul II’s latest step toward sainthood, hundreds of clergy sex abuse victims oppose the action.


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