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  • 'I met a saint' says Columbia native who greeted Pope John Paul II in 1995

    'I met a saint' says Columbia native who greeted Pope John Paul II in 1995
    Ever since she met Pope John Paul II when she was a schoolgirl in 1995, Melissa Brent has frequently replayed the brief encounter in her mind.
  • Local Masses, celebrations mark double canonization

    Local Masses, celebrations mark double canonization
    Hundreds of local Catholics streamed up the aisles of Holy Rosary Church in Baltimore Sunday, through incense-sweet air, to venerate the relic of a pope who visited 38 years earlier. The relic — a drop of Pope John Paul II's blood given to the...

    Popes deserve greater scrutiny [Letter]

    Popes deserve greater scrutiny [Letter]
    The pending sainthood of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII may be a bit rushed ("St. Pius X parishioners recall role in visit of Pope John Paul II," April 23). Both were allegedly cognizant that under their tenure there were heinous sexual crimes...

    Small miracles helpful [Editorial]

    Small miracles helpful [Editorial]
    Very rarely do the ripple effects of benevolent actions by people thousands of miles away have noticeable, beneficial and meaningful effects locally. On a certain level, any positive act that affects the lives of thousands or even millions of people can...

    Pope must embrace transparency [Letter]

    Pope must embrace transparency [Letter]
    The United Nations has decried the Vatican for not being transparent about the sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests, bishops and cardinals over the past few decades ("UN panels urges Vatican to turn over sex abusers to authorities," Feb. 5). Moreover,...