What does the canonization mean in the day-to-day life of believers, new parishes, and such? Check it here.
John XXIII and John Paul II will be optional memorials. Their feast days will not be dates of death, as is usual.
St. John’s feast day is Oct. 11, the anniversary of the day in 1962 that he opened the Second Vatican Council. St. John Paul’s feast day is Oct. 22, the anniversary of the inauguration of his pontificate in 1978.
Mark those calendars.
What’s the difference between blessed and saints, liturgically speaking?
— At a canonization, the pope issues a formal decree recognizing the candidate’s holiness and permitting public remembrance of the candidate at liturgies throughout the church.
— With a beatification, the pope concedes permission for limited public remembrances, usually among members of the candidate’s religious order or in the diocese where the candidate lived and worked.
In the latter case, permission is needed to celebrate a feast day. Or name a parish after the person. Schools and universities, not really.
My favorite of the Pope Francis saints remains Pierre Favre. Just call me a Tridentine guy …
Cool hat, eh?