COMMENTARY: Cardinal Marian Jaworski’s presence at the death of Pope St. John Paul II capped long years at Karol Wojytła’s side.
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The order, signed after the president’s visit to the shrine of Pope St. John Paul II, calls religious freedom “a moral and national security imperative” and declares it “a foreign policy priority of the United States.”
The Holy Father Pope said the document reaffirmed that “legitimate diversity is in no way opposed to the Church’s unity, but rather enhances her splendor and contributes greatly to the fulfilment of her mission.”
COMMENTARY: Ut Unum Sint, issued 25 years ago, was the most courageous papal ecumenical proposal since the schism with the Orthodox in 1054 and the Protestant Reformation in 1517.
COMMENTARY: In his letter to the Polish bishops for the centennial of the birth of Pope St. John Paul II, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI makes the case for ‘the Great’ as a recognition of the late Holy Father’s impact on history.
COMMENTARY: Before he was a priest — a man of the Word made flesh — Karol Wojtyła was a playwright and poet.
COMMENTARY: St. John Paul II proposed another way of seeing the human body — as a bridge of God’s grace.
One-man performance will coincide with 100th birthday of the actor-turned-pope.