Sunday, May 1, 2011

John Paul II is blessed!

Pope John Paul II was beatified today in a ceremony before 1.5 million pilgrims in Rome.

Here is an excerpt for Pope Benedict's address about the now Blessed John Paul II:
“By his witness of faith, love and apostolic courage, accompanied by great human charisma, this exemplary son of Poland helped believers throughout the world not to be afraid to be called Christian, to belong to the Church, to speak of the Gospel.”

Here is a link to the full text of Pope Benedict's Homily

Below are some articles on today's ceremony
Article 1 - CNA
Article 2 - Catholic Online
Article 3 - Catholic Online
Article 4 - America Magazine
Article written by Archbishop Timothy Dolan about being a "John Paul II Priest"