Pope John Paul II in His Own Words
We join the world in expressing our deepest condolences on the passing of the Holy Father, John Paul II this past Saturday. His was an evangelical papacy during which he brought the office and the institution out from musty shrouded back corridors of the Vatican, screaming into the high-tech 21st century. While his unbending adherence to conservative doctrine alienated many Catholics (including this one), his deep spirituality and commitment to human rights, his practice of reaching out to other faiths, to honoring the faithful on every continent, and courageously calling political leaders to task elicits nothing but admiration. Who was he? John Paul II published more work for public consumption than any other Pope in history. Take a look.