Tag Archives: Jeanne Wells

Pope Francis at six months

17 Sep

SEPTEMBER 17, 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 Jeanne Wells and Mark Amadeo. They asked Novecosky about Pope Francis and his impact on the Church over the first six months of his pontificate. Iowa-Jean-Mark

Novecosky, who was in St. Peter’s Square when Pope Francis stepped out onto the loggia after his March 13 election, said that the new pope has built his reputation as a reformer, a man who will continue to do things differently without compromising the Gospel message.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

Pope Francis has pledged to reform the Roman Curia, the administrative apparatus of the Holy See and the central governing body of the entire Catholic Church. The Pope recently appointed Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin as his new Secretary of State.

Pope Francis will meet with his “Gang of Eight” cardinals charged with advising him on curial reform in early October.

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Coming soon: Double papal canonization

25 Jul

Iowa-Radio-newJULY 25, 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 Jeanne Wells, Mark Amadeo, and Billy Shears. They asked Novecosky about his four meetings with Blessed John Paul II. They went on to discuss the Vatican’s July 4 announcement that Pope Francis has called a consistory for this fall at which the Holy Father and Cardinals will set a date for canonizing John Paul II and Blessed John XXIII, the pope who convened the Second Vatican Council in 1962.

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Blessed John XXIII (left) and Blessed John Paul II will be canonized at the Vatican later this year

Novecosky talked about the canonization miracle attributed to John Paul II and Pope Francis’ decision to waive the miracle for John XXIII’s canonization. He also noted that it’s unusual for a consistory to set the date of a canonization or — in this case — canonizations.

When the Pope and cardinals meet this fall (no date has been set), the Holy Father will likely create new cardinals as well. They also discussed whether a rumored October canonization date would be possible given the short time to plan such a major event in the life of the Church.

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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.

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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.

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The end of an era: Pope Benedict XVI steps down

13 Feb

kwky-Jean-MarkFEBRUARY 13, 2013 — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog and editor-in-chief of Legatus magazine, was a guest on KWKY 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 interviewed Patrick about Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to step down effective Feb. 28. The conclave to elect the next Pope will begin in mid-March. Novecosky reflected on Pope Benedict’s decision, his legacy and the future of the papacy.

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