In its previous meetings, the Council of Cardinals has reviewed the work of Vatican congregations. The council will now shift its attention to studying the Vatican's 12 pontifical councils.
Will obscurity continue to remain the destiny of a righteous layperson lacking a large religious community or diocese to plead his or her cause for sainthood?
Pope Francis sainted his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II on Sunday, wrapping together decades of change and conflict for the Catholic church.
St. Peter's Square is filled with pilgrims and sounds of music Saturday as Rome and the Vatican deal with an expected crowd of one million for the canonizations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.
Most of the popes who are saints date from the earliest centuries of the church. How do John XXIII and John Paul II fit in?
Both John XXIII and John Paul II will be officially declared saints on Sunday, April 27 by Pope Francis. But it’s Francis who deserves the greatest praise for pulling off a “bipartisan” victory.
Pope Paul VI is in line to be the next pope proclaimed a saint once the Vatican endorses a "miracle" attributed to his intercession, an Italian Catholic magazine reports.
Paul Elie has written a masterful article in The Atlantic on Benedict, Francis, and the direction of the church today.
Faith and Justice: As the Catholic church prepares to celebrate the double canonization, I feel like a party pooper because I think canonizing popes is a dumb idea.
The subject of the handling of the clergy sexual abuse crisis came up again this morning in a Vatican briefing on the upcoming papal canonizations.