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Why Did Vatican II Open on October 11?

In a motu proprio issued on the feast of the Purification in 1962, Pope St John XXIII established that the Second Vatican Council, which he had formally convoked on Christmas Day of 1961, would begin on the following October 11, and explains his motivation for choosing this date. Show More Summary

Ash Wednesday in Rome, 1960

Another great discovery from the archives of British Pathé: unedited footage of Pope St John XXIII participating in the procession at the Roman station church for Ash Wednesday, Santa Sabina. Since the early decades of the 13th century,...Show More Summary

Insights into Vatican II from St. John XXIII’s secretary

Cardinal Loris Capovilla, St. John XXIII’s secretary and the oldest member of College of Cardinals, has died at the age of 100. Four years ago we interviewed then-Archbishop Capovilla, who shared his insights on the Second Vatican Council and his memories of the future saint.     We also spoke to Archbishop Capovilla about St. […]

Well Said: Pope for Both

I have to be pope both of those with their foot on the gas and those with their foot on the brake. St. John XXIII I don't think things have changed much since then.

Good Friday 2016 Photopost - Part 2

In this post, we have our second of two Good Friday posts from readers of NLM around the world. Thanks to the readers who submitted them! St. Mary, Pine Bluff, WI St. John XXIII, Pittsburgh, PA St Mary, Kalamazoo, MI Church of the Holy...Show More Summary

St John XXIII on St Lawrence of Brindisi

Today is the feast of St Lawrence of Brindisi, who was born on the feast of St Mary Magdalene in 1559, and died on the same day at the age of sixty in 1619. Although his family was Venetian, he was born in the major port city of Brindisi, then in the Kingdom of Naples, far down Italy’s Adriatic coast. Show More Summary

Regular Weekly TLM Announced for the Diocese of Nashville, TN

Beginning on August 9, a regular celebration of the Mass according to the Missal of St John XXIII will be held every Sunday at 8:30 a.m., at the Church of the Assumption in Nashville, Tennessee, located at 1227 7th Ave. North. The parish’s website ( contains further information and a googlemaps link for directions. Show More Summary

Pope St John XXIII Blessing the Agnus Deis

Some interesting unused footage on the youtube channel of British Pathé: Pope St John XXIII blessing the Agnus Deis in 1959. (The video has no sound.) Agnus Deis are discs of wax impressed with an image of the Lamb of God, and often with the arms of the Pope or the image of a Saint on the reverse. Show More Summary

St John XXIII Asks the Faithful Not to Applaud in Church

translation of the Italian: The fourth Sunday of Lent, John XXIII was once again among the crowd, at Ostia. (about 15 miles to the south-west of Rome.) Thousands of people were waiting for him along the street, in the piazza, in the church. Show More Summary

Echoes of heaven: It's really hard to have a better day than this

For the last few weeks I have been praying the "Only for today" prayer, St. John XXIII's "decalogue." It's really amazing how often during a day one of the "only for today" lines will float to the top of my mind just when in need reinforcement...Show More Summary

Capturing the madness and joy of the canonizations

By Emily Antenucci VATICAN CITY — As a Villanova University student doing an internship at the Rome bureau of Catholic News Service, I had the opportunity to be in Rome for the canonizations of St. John Paul and St. John XXIII. The anticipation was high for this event and, truth be told, I was a […]

For collectors: Treasury of stamps, coins mark newest saints

It’s not just Vatican City commemorating the canonizations of Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II through postage stamps and coins. Post offices and treasuries around the world have taken steps to honor the Catholic Church’s newest saints. At least 11 countries have joined the Vatican in creating philatelic delights for collectors. Among them are Poland (a […]

Pope Francis: St. John Paul II was ‘the pope of the family’

by Patrick B. Craine ROME, April 27, 2014 ( – Pope John Paul II was the “pope of the family” declared Pope Francis Sunday to great applause as he canonized the late pontiff along with Pope John XXIII before a packed congregation in St. Peter’s Square that overflowed across the streets…

Canadian Sculptor Tim Schmalz, Who Met Pope John Paul II, Remembers His Impact Prior to Sainthood Ceremony

More than half a million people gathered in St. Peter's Square Sunday to join Pope Francis and Retired Benedict XVI for holy mass and the sainthood ceremony for Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. Canadian sculptor Tim Schmalz had the...Show More Summary

Pope Francis Makes History With Double Canonization of John Paul II, John XXIII

Pope Francis proclaimed his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints at a historic ceremony Sunday in the presence of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI and hundreds of thousands of pilgrims in St Peter's Square.

Pope Francis Declares Popes John XXIII and John Paul II Saints in Historic Mass

Pope Francis declared two of his predecessors, Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, saints in a historic mass on Sunday The current pope presided over a mass in front of 500,000 people who gathered in St. Peter's Square and surrounding streets at the Vatican, including the recently retired Pope Benedict XVI, according to the Associated Press. Show More Summary

Joyful pilgrims pour into Rome for saint ceremony

VATICAN CITY (AP) — By train, bus, car and on foot, pilgrims and tourists streamed into Rome on Saturday to participate in the ceremony in St. Peter's Square that will see two popes, John XXIII and John Paul II, be proclaimed saints...

Vatican issues official prayers to Saints John XXIII & John Paul II

VATICAN CITY — The banners of Blesseds Pope John Paul II and John XXIII were hung on the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica today and the official prayer cards of the two new saints have been printed. Cardinal Angelo Comastri, the papal vicar for Vatican City, produced the cards, which will be distribution after the […]

Upcoming Solemn Mass at Lansing Cathedral

Blessed John XXIII will be hosting the Assumption Grotto choir directed by Fr. Perrone at St. Mary's Cathedral (main church, not the chapel down stairs) on November 24, the Last Sunday of the Liturgical Year. They will be providing a prelude of organ music and then the choir will sing polyphonic sacred music of the Mass. Show More Summary

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