Thursday, September 18, 2003
Fr. Apostoli mentioned in his talk on Tuesday night that Pope John Paul II had intended to elevate Mother Teresa to Sainthood in October. He said he has now agreed to beatify her only. Apparently many expressed concerns about a too quick process and the Pope was convinced to go the traditional route. I am glad, as I do think that the traditional, slow, steady step to Sainthood is the best way for the Church to proceed. The beatification will take place on October 19th and Fr. Apostoli also mentioned that on that same day, 60 Minutes will run a segment on the Sainthood process. I don't remember exactly but he may have said he would be in the segment due to the cause of Bishop Sheen. Anyway mark your calendars.