Latest Pope John Paul II Stories

2014-04-25 12:24:58

PHILADELPHIA, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- It's not easy to impress artist Nelson Shanks. He has created portraits of presidents, queens and Supreme Court justices. But, one subject stands out vividly among the many luminaries. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140425/78317 "I was in total awe," said Shanks of Pope John Paul II, who will be canonized this Sunday. "Struck by the holiness of the man." In 2002, with countless hours of research already under his...

2011-04-29 13:55:00

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception have announced the release of the official Divine Mercy App for Android, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. The free app contains an abundance of information on the message of Divine Mercy, including an interactive Chaplet and Stations of the Cross. The message and devotion to Jesus as "The Divine Mercy" is based on the writings of St. Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun and mystic, who died...

2011-04-26 08:22:00

Many saw him in person, watched papal events and his funeral, and remember his visits NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Catholics around the world prepare for the beatification of Pope John Paul II on May 1st, Americans overwhelmingly say they admire him, still remember much of his pontificate, and overwhelmingly agree that he is worthy of beatification, according to a new Knights of Columbus/Marist Poll. For Pope John Paul, who visited America seven times,...

2011-04-22 10:25:00

NEW YORK, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 1, 2011, in Vatican City, Pope John Paul II will be beatified, the third of the four steps toward canonization into sainthood. Now, six years after his death, LIFE Books marks this special occasion and celebrates the impact the beloved Pope had on the world in the authoritative pictorial history - Pope John Paul II: Toward Sainthood (Time Home Entertainment, Inc.; Publication date: April 22, 2011; $12.99 softcover; available on newsstands)....

2011-03-30 00:00:28

Spain's bureaucratic health care system almost killed Madrid resident Carlos Vazquez. But John Paul II's white papal cap cured him of Crohn's disease, relates book "Living Miracles: The Spiritual Sons of John Paul the Great." Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 28, 2011 Spain's bureaucratic health care system almost killed Madrid resident Carlos Vazquez, a Crohn's disease sufferer. But contact with John Paul II's white papal cap miraculously cured him in 2006, author Randall Meissen relates in...

2011-03-13 08:30:25

The Vatican will roll out a new Facebook page this week to promote the upcoming May 1st beatification of Pope John Paul II, the Associated Press reported on Saturday. Among other things, the new site will link to video highlights of the late pontiff's 27-year papacy, and may well continue beyond May given the widespread interest in Pope John Paul II, the AP quoted Vatican officials as saying. Indeed, the Vatican's first event-themed Facebook page, which was dedicated to Pope Benedict XVI's...

2010-09-13 10:41:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), with Sheed & Ward, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, will release September 19 Benedict XVI: Essays and Reflections on His Papacy, an unprecedented look into the first five years of Benedict's reign. Edited by Mercy Sister Mary Ann Walsh, director of media relations for the USCCB, it features forewords by King Abdullah II of Jordan and President Shimon Peres of...

2008-10-20 15:00:16

Israeli Kadima party leader Tzipi Livni prevailed on a party-related Web site to remove a picture that superimposed a swastika over a picture of Pope Benedict. The BBC said the site, Yalla Kadima, isn't an official party site, but rather a site where party activists express personal opinions. One of the Web site's editors told the BBC the offending graphic was sent by pensioners. The pope's plan to elevate World War II Pope Pius XII to sainthood sparked protests among Jews who say he...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.