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The Short Road to Sainthood for Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII April 25, 2014
Sainthood is like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval for the Catholic Church; it means a person has led a holy life and is now worthy of devotion by the faithful. The vetting process is a lengthy one, though Pope Francis let a few requirements slide for the church's newest saints, Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. This week we find out why the Catholic Church still needs saints, and we take a closer look at the the supernatural side of the canonization process--finding proof of two miracles.

Jim Martin, SJ, editor-at-large of America Magazine and author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage
Mitch Horowitz, editor-in-chief at Tarcher/Penguin and author of One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life