The papal biographer marked the May 18 anniversary in remarks to the Polish Bishops’ Conference.
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COMMENTARY: The saint was convinced he was saved by the Blessed Mother’s intercession in 1981.
The Polish Pope encapsulated Our Lady’s message when he gave his 1982 homily at the Portugal shrine.
COMMENTARY: Both Pope St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict contended that life ethics and social ethics should go together in theory. Pope Francis argues that they really do go together in practice.
Cardinal Wyszyński is credited with helping to preserve and strengthen Christianity in Poland despite the communist regime’s persecution from 1945 onwards.
COMMENTARY: Poignant memories of Good Friday 16 years ago carry special significance today.
COMMENTARY: A specific dimension of the Holy Father’s visit will lift up the figure of Abraham, which Pope St. John Paul II planned to do 21 years earlier.
The Bavarian sculptor Veit Stoss created the vast altarpiece depicting the Dormition and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary between 1477 and 1489.
COMMMENTARY: If carefully read, the McCarrick Report helps to explain what John Paul did know about the allegations against McCarrick, what he did with that knowledge, and why he may have done it.