Can’t Get Enough of St. John Paul II? Want to Share His Story With Others?

I know just how you feel.And now, the creative team over at Catholic-Link have created a digitally-animated video about the life of Saint John Paul II, in light of his canonization.  There are other videos available about his life, to be sure; but what this cartoon does in fewer than five minutes is explain WHY he is a saint.Garrett Johnson,  Catholic-Link's English page administrator who is also the writer and producer of the video, explains:  When considering such a powerful figure li … [Read more...]

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Italians Watch the Canonization in 3D Glasses

An amazing photo from Bergamo, the northern Italy town which was the birthplace of Pope John XXIII.At the parish church in Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, the faithful who did not brave the crowds at St. Peter's Square to attend the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II in person gather to do the next best thing:  They're watching the screening with the aid of 3D glasses.AP photo by Luca Bruno.See this and other amazing photos of the Canonization at The … [Read more...]

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Churches Named for Blessed John Paul II Get a New Name This Weekend!

In Hamtramck, Michigan, a Polish immigrant enclave in the center of Detroit, the parish of Blessed John Paul II was created in 2012 by the clustering of three churches:  Detroit's Transfiguration-Our Lady Help of Christians and St. Louis the King, and Hamtramck's St. Ladislaus.In the Diocese of  Buffalo, parishioners at Blessed John Paul II Church worship in a modern building, with five wooden reliefs commemorating Pope John Paul II's life on the wall behind the simple wooden altar.Both p … [Read more...]

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