Soon we’ll be saying, St. John Paul, pray for us. Our friends at CNA report that the theologians from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints have approved a second miracle. What’s left? “Before Blessed John Paul II can be canonized, the Congregation must formally approve the miracle and present it to Pope Francis. Pope Francis would then promulgate and celebrate the canonization.” In other words, just a little paperwork, a date and a Mass.
The rumors have long been in circulation, according to CNA and common chatter, that the celebration will take place on October 20, 2014. That’s just four months away. And only eight years since his death. As they say, “Make it happen”.