Tuesday, October 22, 2019
It has been a few years since the canonization of both St. Pope John XXIII and St. Pope John Paul II. The 22nd was the annual feast day for the legendary John Paul II.
Outside of St. Stephen Church in Glenwood Springs (Archdiocese of Denver) is a magnificent statue of St. Pope John Paul II. The new generation can witness the greatness of Pope Francis I but older Christians can appreciate the papacy, and years prior to his ordainment, of Poland-born St. Pope John Paul II.
Older Catholics still have vivid memories of John Paul. My favorite was his visit to Chicago but he traveled all over the world and made a noble attempt to reunite Roman Catholics with the Eastern Orthodox Church. Perhaps the seeds he planted will bloom during our life times. Certainly, Pope Francis I would support unification, which has not existed since the life of King/Pope Constantine.
St. Pope John XXIII planted the seeds of ecumenicalism of all Christians but it was St. Pope John Paul II that developed and explained the ideas codified during the 1960s.
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