Tag Archives: Iowa Catholic Radio

Coming soon… Pope St. John Paul II

24 Jun

Iowa-Radio-newJUNE 24, 2013 — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog and editor-in-chief of Legatus magazine, was a guest on Iowa Catholic Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning.

He appeared on the Iowa Catholic Radio Morning Show with Jon Leonetti and Jeanne Wells. They asked Patrick about his four meetings with Pope John Paul II and what it was like to be in the presence of a living saint. Patrick described his first encounter with the Pope on Oct. 1, 1997, in the Papal Apartments at the Vatican.

Patrick Novecosky meets with Pope John Paul II on Oct. 1, 1997

Patrick Novecosky meets with Pope John Paul II on Oct. 1, 1997

They also discussed news reports (TIME.com, National Post) of a “shocking” miraculous cure through the intercession of Blessed Pope John Paul II,which would lead to his canonization in October — a mere eight-and-a-half years after his death. The fastest canonization in modern history currently belongs to St. Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei, who became a saint 27 years after his death.

Listen to the full interview by clicking here.

Pope St. John Paul II canonization in October?

29 Apr

Iowa-Jean-MarkAPRIL 29, 2013 — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog and editor-in-chief of Legatus magazine, was a guest on Iowa Catholic Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning.

Pope John Paul IIHe appeared on the Iowa Catholic Radio Morning Show with Jeanne Wells and Dowling Catholic Hall of Famer Mark Amadeo. They asked Patrick about blog and social media reports that Blessed Pope John Paul II will be canonized in October — a mere eight-and-a-half years after his death.

A week ago, Vatican insider Andrea Tornielli published an article in the Italian newspaper La Stampa saying that Vatican’s medical council charged with reviewing a possible miraculous healing attributable to John Paul II has ruled it “inexplicable” and has forwarded the file to the Vatican Congregation for the Saints for further study.

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History in the making: Iowa Catholic Radio interview

14 Mar

Iowa-Radio-newMARCH 14, 2013 (VATICAN CITY) — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog and editor-in-chief of Legatus magazine, was a guest live from Vatican City on Iowa Catholic Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning.

He appeared on the Catholic Radio Iowa Morning Show with Jon Leonetti and Jeanne Wells. They asked Patrick about the history-making election of Pope Francis and what it was like to be at the Vatican when the decision was made.

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Benedict, the papacy and the conclave

6 Mar

Iowa-Jean-MarkMARCH 6, 2013 — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog and editor-in-chief of Legatus magazine, was a guest on Iowa Catholic Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning.

He appeared on the Catholic Radio Iowa Morning Show with Jeanne Wells and Dowling Catholic Hall of Famer Mark Amadeo. They asked Patrick about the upcoming conclave and the tone Pope Benedict set before stepping down from the Chair of Peter. Novecosky reflected on Benedict’s legacy, the changing papacy and the cardinals’ time of prayer today at 5 pm Rome time.

Listen to the full interview by clicking here.