Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pope trumps Priest on "Blessed" feast day

Well, it's official. Our first Pauline "blessed," Father Timothy Giaccardo (feast day, October 22) has to move over to make room for a very high profile "blessed" to share his feast day. As of May 1, Oct. 22 will also be the Memorial of Bl. John Paul II, pope. Well, it's only a Memorial in the diocese of Rome and in Poland, but I suspect it won't be long before various dioceses, bishops' conferences and religious communities will ask to have the day established on their liturgical calendars, too. Meanwhile, Bl. Timothy remains a "community" observance (except maybe in the diocese of Alba?).
If he's canonized first, does Bl. Timothy get dibs on Oct. 22?

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