When Nikolas T. Nikas first entered the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz in Poland, something did not compute. The Phoenix attorney knew from his
By Peter Finney Jr., Clarion Herald Sculptor Franco Alessandrini unwrapped his dazzling, Carrara marble statue of St. John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square
By Peter Finney Jr. Sculptor Franco Alessandrini, an only child, was born in 1944 in the Tuscan region of Italy. In the final months
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Canonizing two recent popes in the presence of his immediate predecessor, Pope Francis praised the new Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II as men of courage and mercy, who responded to challenges of their time by modernizing the Catholic Church in fidelity to its ancient traditions.