Tag: St. John Paul II

Concert honoring St. John Paul II centenary available online

Concert honoring St. John Paul II centenary available online

A concert honoring the centennial of St. John Paul II’s birth is now available online.

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Learn from St. John Paul, pope tells young people

Learn from St. John Paul, pope tells young people

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Young men and women today can learn from the example of St. John Paul II, who proved that life’s difficulties are not an obstacle to holiness and happiness.

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Poland marks centenary of St. John Paul’s birth

Poland marks centenary of St. John Paul’s birth

| Jonathan Luxmoore | May 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Poland’s Catholic bishops urged citizens to learn from St. John Paul II in coming to terms with COVID-19, as the 100th anniversary of his birth was celebrated with Masses and other events across his homeland.

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St. John Paul II shrine’s events mark pope’s 100th birthday

St. John Paul II shrine’s events mark pope’s 100th birthday

St. John Paul II, the longest reigning pope in modern history, was born May 18, 1920, and the national shrine in Washington dedicated to the pontiff will celebrate the centennial of his birth with a series of virtual events May 16-22. The St. John Paul II National Shrine had originally planned several in-person events, including […]

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Soviet prisoners of conscience petitioned St. John Paul II for help

Soviet prisoners of conscience petitioned St. John Paul II for help

| Jonathan Luxmoore | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Soviet political prisoners from various backgrounds begged St. John Paul II’s help in secret messages after his 1978 election, according to a former inmate in recollections published for the late pope’s hundredth birthday.

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St. John Paul showed how to face suffering by embracing God, Mary

St. John Paul showed how to face suffering by embracing God, Mary

| Carol Glatz | April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Remembering St. John Paul II and the 15th anniversary of his death, Pope Francis encouraged people to pray for his intercession and trust in Divine Mercy, especially during these “difficult days” of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Naumann: Mark anniversary of ‘Gospel of Life’ with commitment to moms

Naumann: Mark anniversary of ‘Gospel of Life’ with commitment to moms

| Julie Asher | March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

St. John Paul II’s “prophetic encyclical” on the value and inviolability of human life, “The Gospel of Life” (“Evangelium Vitae”) provides “a clear challenge” to Catholics, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee.

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‘He was a great,’ Pope Francis says of St. John Paul II

‘He was a great,’ Pope Francis says of St. John Paul II

| Cindy Wooden | February 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

St. John Paul II taught the world that truly great faith and holiness dwell in “the normality of a person who lives in profound communion with Christ,” Pope Francis said in a new book.

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New book on the rosary highlights St. John Paul II’s devotion to it

New book on the rosary highlights St. John Paul II’s devotion to it

| Mark Pattison | November 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

If the use of the rosary as a devotion fell off at some point in the past, that’s not the case now, according to Gretchen R. Crowe, Our Sunday Visitor’s editorial director for periodicals.

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Vatican security chief resigns following leak of internal document

Vatican security chief resigns following leak of internal document

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Domenico Giani, head of the Vatican police, nearly two weeks after an internal security notice was leaked to the Italian press.

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Sharpen your pencils for the school of love

Sharpen your pencils for the school of love

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | August 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Did you know the family is a school of love?

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Longtime papal photographer talks about life behind the lens

Longtime papal photographer talks about life behind the lens

| Mark Pattison | October 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

While Arturo Mari may have started his professional photography career in the Vatican taking pictures of Pope Pius XII when he was just 16 years old, Mari’s work commanded the world’s attention when he accompanied history’s most travel-minded pope, St. John Paul II, on more than 100 pastoral visits outside Italy.

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