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Pope John Paul II

St. John Paul II’s New Year’s prayer for peace

The pontiff entrusted the New Year to Mary, asking her to guide the world toward a peace that endures.

10 Inspiring quotes from recent popes about the wonder of Christmas

Let these wise words bring the true spirit of Christmas into your home.

John Paul II’s prayer that love would conquer hatred in America

In 1979 the Polish pontiff entrusted the future of the United States to the Virgin Mary at the National Shrine.

Are you stuck in the past or worried about the future? St. John Paul II shows you the path to freedom

When looking forward to the new millennium, the saintly pontiff gave us a profound meditation that can give us new life.

John Paul II’s mother knew he would become a “great man” someday

Emilia Wojtyla had a motherly intuition that her son would do something profound with his life.

Filipino devotees present requests to St. John Paul II in lead up to feast day

October 22 unites Catholics in their love for Polish Pontiff.

In praise of hipsters … and why they make great Catholics

They get a bad rap and are often misunderstood, but here's what's so great about hipsterdom.

This is the daily schedule John Paul II had as a teenager

John Paul II called the schedule set by his father his "first seminary" that inspired him to become a priest.

Archdiocese of Krakow opens beatification process of John Paul II’s parents

The Polish Bishops’ Conference agreed to open the cause of beatification for Emilia née Kaczorowska and Karol Wojtyła Sr.

Bishop Barron on Cardinal Etchegaray, Henri de Lubac, and Vatican II

This is much more than a charming story, for upon John Paul’s reverence for Henri de Lubac hangs a very interesting tale of continuing relevance to our time.

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