The heroic witness of Blessed Stanley Rother

OKLAHOMA CITY – On Sept. 14, 2017, the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Pope Francis officially advanced Venerable Stanley Rother with the title “Blessed.” The public celebration of this advancement occurred on Sept. 23 at the beatification Mass in Oklahoma City.

Vatican, Rome gear up for canonizations of John XXIII, John Paul II

VATICAN CITY
By Cindy Wooden

Just over five weeks before the canonizations of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II, Rome hotels are reporting they are almost fully booked and the Vatican has confirmed the Mass will take place in St. Peter's Square, despite knowing that hundreds of thousands of people will have to watch the ceremony on large video screens.

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