John Paul I’s Cause to Advance another Step

I missed this when it first came out, but it is great news. John Paul I’s cause for beatification is clearing a final hurdle: Beginning in September, the documents can be considered by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. The Positio was turned in more or less symbolically two years ago, on the centenary of his birth, but some parts were still incomplete. It was prepared by Signora Stefania Falasca, who was finishing up her doctoral dissertation during the centenary, and so had less time to work on the cause. She also contributed a paper to our 2012 conference … Continue reading →

Print Edition of A Passionate Adventure is Here!

I am happy to announce the collection of John Paul I’s writings, A Passionate Adventure: Living the Catholic Faith Today is now on sale at CreateSpace! It should be available in a few days on and my website ( A new Kindle edition will also be available. Here are the details: Though the Servant of God Albino Luciani (Pope John Paul I) is now a candidate for beatification, English-speaking people have had very little opportunity to learn much about his life and teaching – until now. A Passionate Adventure: Living the Catholic Faith Today shows us the true John … Continue reading →