Canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul lI

April 27, 2014

The canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II was celebrated Sunday, April 27. The Vatican provided information on the ceremonies, as well as spiritual reflections on the life and teachings of both popes, on the website,, and in the Vatican News article, "Saints John XXIII and John Paul II: men of courage."

The Michigan Catholic published reflections on Pope John Paul II from two men who knew him, Cardinal Adam J. Maida and Cardinal Edmund C. Szoka.

For additional reflections on the lives of these two popes, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops offers the following links from scholars and theologians: