Editor's Notebook — Canonization frenzy, Pope Francis' video message, stories of healing, a story of conversion, and Divine Mercy Sunday.

Canonization countdown: 3 days! Slideshow and all you need to know right here.

Ahead of the "big day," Pope Francis recorded a special message that aired on Polish TV last night.

Women recount stories of healing through the intercession of popes.

In a rare interview, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI said Pope John Paul II's faith and courage were a sign of his holiness.

In Rome for the canonizations, Matthew Bunson reports on the goings-on and why everyone "hates" him.

At Word on Fire, Father Robert Barron reflects on why John Paul II is a saint.

The Vatican releases special apps for the occasion.

And some sad news.

Back in the U.S., eight students are robbed on the campus of Catholic University.

On our blog, Associate Editor Scott Warden shares a memory from his conversion.

Finally, Sunday's coming up: be ready!

Have a great weekend. Sts. John Paul II and John XXIII, pray for us! 

Gretchen R. Crowe is editor of OSV Newsweekly. Follow her on Twitter @GretchenOSV.