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Caption: Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, and Floribeth Mora Diaz attend a press conference at the Vatican April 24 in advance of the canonization of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II. Mora Diaz's cure from an aneurysm in 2011 was the second miracle in the sainthood cause of Blessed John Paul. (CNS/Paul Haring)
Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, and Floribeth Mora Diaz attend a press conference at the Vatican April 24 in advance of the canonization of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II. Mora Diaz's cure from an aneurysm in 2011 was the second miracle in the sainthood cause of Blessed John Paul. (CNS/Paul Haring)
Women recount the stories of healing through intercession of popes

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- People said Floribeth Mora Diaz was crazy to think Blessed John Paul II interceded with God to heal her brain aneurysm, but if so, "then it is a blessed craziness, because I'm healthy," she told reporters at the Vatican.

The 50-year-old Costa Rican woman spoke at a news conference April 24, just three days before she would participate in the Mass for the canonization of Blessed John Paul; Pope Francis accepted her healing as the miracle needed for the late pope's canonization.
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Caption: Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives to celebrate Mass at the Church of St. Ignatius in Rome April 24. The Mass was in thanksgiving for the canonization of Brazilian St. Jose de Anchieta.(CNS/Paul Haring)
Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives to celebrate Mass at the Church of St. Ignatius in Rome April 24. The Mass was in thanksgiving for the canonization of Brazilian St. Jose de Anchieta.(CNS/Paul Haring)
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Editors: Contents of Origins CNS Documentary Service, Vol. 43, No. 46 (April 24, 2014):

-- What changed the traditional Christian hostility toward charging interest on loans? Has the market economy become too respectable for Christians? Jesuit Father Patrick J. Ryan, a Fordham University historian of religion, looks at the concept of usury in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

-- Msgr. Stephen J. Lopes, an American priest serving in the Vatican doctrinal congregation, explains how the Anglican liturgical patrimony is being incorporated into new liturgical books for former Anglicans who have entered into full communion with the Catholic Church.


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