Remembering the Pope I never really knew…

The crowd keeping vigil in St. Peter's Square the night he died; April 2, 2005.

... I never knew Bl. John Paul II, at least not while he was alive. Today marks the anniversary of his passing in 2005. Since that time I've come to learn so much about this man that was admired and loved by millions. Sadly, I never developed the same fondness shared by so many others because I didn't grow up knowing him. I was still going through RCIA when he passed away.It wasn't till his funeral I learned anything about him at all, along with a large majority of other non-Catholics or … [Read more...]