- Jul 14, 2020
A concert honoring the centennial of St. John Paul II’s birth is now available online.
If we’re going to moan about the Vatican – and, in many ways, isn’t that the favorite indoor sport of Catholics everywhere? – we also need to acknowledge its strengths, and high on that list has to be its remarkable sense of drama.
Commemorating the centenary of the birth of St. John Paul II, a number of key commentators used the occasion to do more than just remember and praise the late pope’s rich legacy.
After urging compliance the day before, it did not escape attention that Pope Francis didn’t quite follow suit in his public Mass Monday, held in St. Peter’s Basilica before the tomb of St. John Paul II to mark the centenary of his predecessor’s birth.
One hundred years after the birth of Saint John Paul II, Pope Francis called the Polish Pope a gift to the church and a model example of a pastor who prays, is close to his people and who exercises both justice and mercy.
The official responsible for Pope John Paul II’s sainthood cause says charges of cover-up for abuser clergy were investigated and “no evidence” was found.