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May 3, 2011

Blessed be the pope


More than a million people gathered in Rome this weekend to celebrate the beatification of Pope John Paul II, but some U.S. Catholic readers weren't joining the party. This past week we asked people to share what one part of JPII's legacy is most significant to them. While we received both positive and negative responses, many thought the process had come too soon.

Take a look at these opinions, along with what we thought would be the late pope's legacy when he died in 2005, in our special section on Blessed John Paul II. Who do you agree with? Is there an aspect of his legacy that we've left out? Share it with us by emailing
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Culture: We're sticking to the union 

In most countries, May 1 is Labor Day, but in the United States, Kevin Clarke writes, many have forgotten the Catholic value behind organized labor: the common good.

Life: Mother without child 

As we approach our annual celebration of motherhood, Vinita Hampton Wright reminds us that motherhood is not a given for all women, even if they long for it.


Church: Blessed are you
This past weekend's big beatification isn't as much about  Blessed Pope John Paul II, as it is about our concept of sainthood, writes Bryan Cones. 


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The Examined Life: Is Osama bin Laden's assassination "justice"?

"Justice has been done," said President Obama last night, announcing the assassination of Osama bin Laden, a couple of his aides, and a woman used as a human shield in the attack. Is that what "justice" is?


Margin Notes: OECD: Contain deficits, but do better by families

The bishops are properly worried that efforts to close deficits with abrupt austerity will overburden the already struggling poor.


The Examined Life: Chicago news: Father Michael Pfleger suspended   

This has been brewing for some time, but it seems things have finally boiled over. Father Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina Parish on Chicago's South Side, has been suspended by Cardinal Francis George.

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Coming up next week: We are celebrating the legacy of Pope John Paul II, who will be beatified on Sunday, May 1. What one part of JPII's legacy is most significant to you? Email your response along with your name and city, state to and it may be posted online.