Saturday, April 26, 2014

Eve of Two Saints

The popes who will be recognized tomorrow as saints have key things in common. Both lived through wars and oppressions; both sought peace, human dignity and freedom; nor was humor foreign to either. One began a council; the other sought to establish it in deed and fact.
    Last fall the U.S. bishops posted on their webpage a few points about their relationship. One was their relationship to the Second Vatican council: John XXIII its “instigator”; John Paul II its “codifier.

Wiki-mages of John XXIII and John Paul II PD-US

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