Pope Francis, with retired pope, canonizes Sts. John and John Paul

Canonizing two recent popes in the presence of his immediate predecessor, Pope Francis praised the new Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II as men of courage and mercy, who responded to challenges of their time by modernizing the Catholic Church in fidelity to its ancient traditions.

Watch the Holy Mass and Canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II

Can't make it to Rome for the canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II? You've got options.

Sainthood Now! Catholics rejoice in upcoming canonizations, recall encounters with future saints

When Pope Francis canonizes Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II this month, the eyes of the world will turn toward Rome. Some of them will fill with tears of joy.

Defining ‘Catholic’ — what’s it to you?

Chris Benguhe wants to know if what he writes about is “Catholic” enough. Make your voice heard in the comment box!

CATHOLICS MATTER: George Moore – Finding joy through prayer, serving the poor

Growing up in Michigan near St. Gabriel Parish, George Moore never had any doubts about his Catholic faith.

Pope Francis’ Game Plan; Part Five: Who Do You Say I Am?

It should come as no surprise that Pope Francis has much to say about Jesus, since Peter and all his successors have been called by God to make Christ known and loved.

Thousands to join Catholic Church at Easter

Kasandra Bujold is counting down the days until the waters of baptism wash over her. At Easter, she’ll also be confirmed and receive her First Holy Communion.

’Get right with God’: New website guides Catholics in making a ‘good’ confession

Jesus died for the sins of all humanity. Yet we still continue to sin. Enter GoodConfession.com.

Holy Week: Church prepares for triumph of Easter

Holy Week is a practice of prayer, meditation, fasting and penance in preparation for the holiest day of the year — Easter. At least it should be.

Pope’s Via Crucis meditations: God is on side of abused, violated

The often silent plight of sexually abused children, victims of domestic violence, prisoners, the abandoned elderly, the unemployed and immigrants facing hostility will be given a powerful voice during the Stations of the Cross at Rome's Colosseum April 18.