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John Paul II's butler relates a miracle obtained through Wojtyla's intercession

“John Paul II performed a miracle for me and for my family,” says Angelo Gugel, a butler who personally served three popes at the Vatican: Luciani, Wojtila, and Ratzinger.  574 more words


Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad)

The latest Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis, Gaudete et Exsultate, is about the call to holiness in the world today. Pope Francis released it on Monday 9 April, the feast of the Annunciation and it was given on the Feast of St. 1,799 more words


Weigel, The Canonization of St. John Paul II, And SSPX.

In George Weigel’s new book ‘Lessons in Hope’ this is the primary rejection of traditionalists’ rejection of the canonization of Pope John Paul II and the Vatican II council: 527 more words


Our Lady in Rome

A statue of Our Lady of Fatima arrives at Castel Sant’Angelo Square in Rome, May 13, 2006, to be carried in procession to St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican to mark the 25th anniversary of an attempt on the life of pope John Paul II in St. 34 more words

Photo Of The Day


Hi, it’s me, Porter!

Happy belated Easter!  I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had a chance to post about Easter.  For the Easter break, we took a trip to Kraków, which has the reputation of being the most beautiful city in Poland.   726 more words

Day Nine – A Lost and Changing Identity: The Story Of A Most Extraordinary Survivor

As the problem of anti-Semitism rears its ugly head once more in British politics, I was moved to visit again the story of an amazing man whom I had the privilege of hearing tell his story at Yad Vashem. 2,472 more words


Saint John Paul II, as you’ve never seen him before

These candid photos of a young Karol Wojtyla show him enjoying the simple things in life: paddling a canoe, hiking with friends, lathering up for a good shave. 167 more words