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Almost A Saint: Pope John XXIII

His embrace and smile reached around the world, to believers and nonbelievers. Now his case for canonization is reaching a critical time. Will he be recognized by the Church as a saint?

By Desmond O'Grady

Tony Melendez: Strumming Chords of Hope

Nine years ago, a young Latino musician, born without arms, played guitar with his feet and sang for Pope John Paul II. The Holy Father told him: "You are giving hope to all of us!" Tony Melendez is still playing wonderful songs of hope.

By Jack Wintz, O.F.M.

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