Pope John Paul II has had his heroic virtues confirmed. No surprises there. However so has Pius XII. This is great news and a clear sign that the Church will not listen to the anti-Catholic bigots who sit and snipe about things of which they know nothing. The sad fact is that most of the snipers are "liberal" Catholics or ex-Catholics who have an axe to grind.
Fr Jerzy Popiełuszko has had his martyrdom formally recognised and the decree of beatification has been confirmed. This is wonderful news, especially for the very many Poles in our community, so many of whose lives have been directly influenced by Fr Jerzy Popiełuszko.