Celebrating the Feast Day of St. John Paul II
Published on October 22, 2014 in Institute News
Dr. David Crawford, Associate Professor of Moral Theology and Family Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, was interviewed by the National Catholic Register on the occasion of the feast day of the Institute's founder, St. John Paul II:
Catholics Remember St. John Paul II’s Personal Impact on Inaugural Feast
PETER JESSERER SMITH
As the universal Church celebrates St. John Paul II’s feast day for the very first time, Catholics from all walks of life note the saint’s influence on them personally and his challenge to proclaim the Gospel in their lives.
St. John Paul II served the Church as pope from 1978 to 2005 — the third-longest reign of any bishop of Rome — exerting a profound influence on the Church and its direction in the years following the Second Vatican Council. The saint’s Oct. 22 feast day shows that his influence continues to echo in the lives of the faithful. [Read more]