The State of Things
12:24 pm
Thu May 5, 2011

Saint John Paul II?

Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II

Earlier this week, Pope John Paul II was beatified in Rome, with 1.5 million people in attendance. Beatification is the penultimate step toward achieving sainthood in the Catholic Church. The process of canonization is something author Justin Catanoso came to understand while writing his book, “My Cousin, the Saint” (Harper Collins/2008).

His relative, an Italian parish priest named Gaetano Catanoso, was beatified 14 years ago and named a saint in 2005.

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