Tag: Pope John XXIII

Archbishop: We are all called to holiness

Archbishop: We are all called to holiness

Archbishop John Nienstedt concelebrated the canonization Mass April 27 for St. John Paul II and St. John XXIII with Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI and some 150 cardinals and 700 bishops from around the world. The Catholic Spirit interviewed the archbishop by phone the next day from Rome.

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Northeast Minneapolis Catholics to sing in honor of new saints

Northeast Minneapolis Catholics to sing in honor of new saints

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

A special choir will lead the Holy Cross congregation in song at its 11 a.m. Mass April 27 celebrating the canonization of popes John Paul II and John XXIII. All are welcome to attend.

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‘Pacem in Terris:’ Reflections after 50 years

‘Pacem in Terris:’ Reflections after 50 years

| Elliot Huss | April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pope John XXIII’s encyclical letter, “Pacem in Terris,” it is fitting we revisit a text that has such great relevance for us in contemporary society.

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Council preparations were front page news for local Catholics

Council preparations were front page news for local Catholics

| October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Pope John XXIII Announces First Ecumenical Council Since 1870, Expected in One Year”

— Headline, The Catholic Bulletin, Jan. 30, 1959

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Vatican II engaged world in proactive way

Vatican II engaged world in proactive way

| Edward P. Hahnenberg | October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

On Jan. 25, 1959, before a small group of cardinals gathered in the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, the newly elected Pope John XXIII announced his intention to call a council. It would become the Second Vatican Council.

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Peasant, priest, pope and people lover

Peasant, priest, pope and people lover

| October 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

The saint whose story inspires me the most is Blessed Pope John XXIII (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli 1881-1963). He was born into a peasant family, one of 13 children, and wore hand-me-down clothes until he was in gradate school. He was unabashedly human. He smoked cigarettes, drank wine and enjoyed eating. He was elected pope at the age of 77 in 1958 and convened the Second Vatican Council. It is the ecumenical council that is still changing the church today.

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