SC 38, Canonization 101 with CNN’s John Allen

Today, we welcome to the SaintCast, a friend and former high school debate team member, John Allen. You know John as the Senior Vatican correspondent for CNN and as Senior Correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter. He enlightens us on the formal process of canonization as it exists today, managed by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in the Roman Curia. John is the author of many books on Catholic topics, which can be accessed through the links below.

SaintCast is mentioned around the world, courtesy of the Catholic News Service – see the link below, and an article in one of Brazil’s leading newspapers.

We discuss “Cooking with Saints” and “A Doctor at Calvary” in the book segment. And John Paul II is perhaps 2 more miracles closer to being declared a saint, with some speculating it might occur as early as 2008. All this and more on this week’s SaintCast.

Songs from this episode . . .

Allison Crowe with “Running,” at

Podcasts and blogs mentioned on this episode . . .

Catholic Under the Hood
Catholic Comuter

John Allen’s column

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