Category Archives: Pope John Paul II

JPII has new web presence

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The great communicator and soon to be beatified Pope John Paul II now has YouTube and Facebook pages. Technology is the friend of a saint and a Church. 
Pope John Paul II’s YouTube page
Pope John Paul II’s Facebook page

JPII Generation says thanks to their hero

Headline Bistro3.jpgHeadline Bistro is collecting testimony on the ways in which Pope John Paul II has been influential in our lives. The so-called “JPII Generation” is a powerfully impacted by the life, ministry and teaching of this giant of Catholicism.

If you can form your response tightly, the Headline Bistro folks are looking for 500 words on  why you are thankful to Pope John Paul II.
Pope John Paul II will be beatified on 1 May 2011.

John Paul II’s coffin to be viewed

Burying John Paul II.jpgThe Holy See is allowing the coffin of Pope John Paul II to be viewed following the May 1st beatification ceremony which will be celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI. 

After the viewing the papal body will repose in the Chapel of San Lorenzo in the Basilica of Saint Peter.
The video story is here.
The Vicariate of Rome website for Pope John Paul’s beatification ceremony

Beatification ceremonies for John Paul II are FREE

The Prefecture of the Papal Household, having been
informed of the existence of unauthorised offers by some Tour Operators,
especially on internet, of assistance in procuring tickets, with a service
charge, for General Audiences and Papal ceremonies, particularly for the
Beatification of the Servant of God John Paul II on Sunday, May 1, wishes to
make it clear that:


1) For the Beatification Mass of Pope John Paul II, as made
clear from the outset
, no tickets are required.

2) The tickets provided by the
Prefecture of the Papal Household for General Audiences and Papal ceremonies
are always issued FREE of charge and no person or organization can request any
kind of payment.

Communion & Liberation welcomes the beatification of John Paul

Don Julián Carrón.jpgFather Julián Carrón, President of the ecclesial
movement Communion and Liberation indicated the Movement’s plans to participate
in the beatification of Pope John Paul II on May 1. Father Carrón’s remarks showed gratitude for the Pontiff’s
legacy.


According to Father Carrón the Movement plans to “make the pilgrimage to Rome to join the Pope and
the Church in thanking God who has given us such an authentic witness of
Christ.” Father Carrón says that “We want to gather closely around
Benedict XVI, who in his farsightedness has decided to indicate Blessed John
Paul II to the whole world as an example of what Christ can make of a man who
allows himself to be grasped by him.”

Speaking for the heart and soul of
Communion and Liberation Father Carrón said, “If someone has an enormous debt
of gratitude towards John Paul II, we are the ones.”

I invite you to read the full text of Father Julián Carrón’s letter to the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation: Fr Carron on the beatification of Pope John Paul II.pdf

About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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