Pope John Paul II: April 2009 Archives

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Recently a group of priests re-published a set of texts written by Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II about marriage and family. The book is called The Beauty and The Spirituality of Conjugal Love.

Karol Wojtyla wrote these texts in 1962 while he was the cardinal archbishop of Krakow based on his pastoral experience in the years following the Second World War with young and married peoples.

The point of Wojtyla's writing is to promote communion among people, especially married peoples, so as to live the Christian life. This book is a method of living married life in faith and not as a set of rules and prohibitions. These texts were published again in published 1990s but received little attention. They are now offered again as a guide to marriage in the 21st century.

The video clip on the presentation.

John Paul II, remembered

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JP II.jpgToday marks the fourth anniversary of the death of our beloved Pope John Paul II. His physical absence is felt but I believe that he's interceding before the throne of grace for those who ask.


I consider myself in the John Paul generation and I look forward to the day that the Church beatifies and canonizes him. Even though I love Pope Benedict, I still love Pope John Paul. May his memory be eternal.


God, Who, in Thine ineffable providence, didst will that Thy servant John Paul II should be numbered among the high priests, grant, we beseech Thee, that he, who on earth held the place of Thine only-begotten Son, may be joined forevermore to the fellowship of Thy holy pontiffs. Through Christ our Lord.


Some newsworthy items:


Sophia Loren speaks about John Paul moving toward sainthood.


A Rabbi speaks about John Paul.


 A video clip on the 6pm Mass offered by Pope Benedict for Pope John Paul II.


A video clip on the documentation of Pope John Paul's move toward being called saint.


Carl Anderson reflects on his relationship with the Servant of God Pope John Paul II on this 4th anniversary of the Pope's death.

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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