Posts tagged "sainthood"

John Paul II Beatified Today

Pope John Paul II, who's been placed on the fast track to sainthood, was beatified in Rome today, before heads of state and hundreds of thousands of religious loyals.  Writes The Guaradian:
Beatification is the last step on the road to sainthood, though not all those who are beatified are finally canonised. Before conferring the...

Hitchens Named “Promoter of the Faith”

Actually, the Vatican abolished that office — also known as the “devil’s advocate” — 20 years ago, but when it came time to beatify Mother Teresa, the Church turned to Christopher Hitchens, contrarian on-call, to offer evidence against the last century’s most famous nun. Hitchens, author of The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice, wanted to...