John Paul the Forgotten? by Richard A. Spinello

Fr. John P. Cush: ‘I Know Who You Are’ — Why Demons are So Terrified of Christ
May 18, 2020
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May 18, 2020

By Richard A. Spinello, Crisis Magazine, May 18, 2020

Richard A. Spinello is Professor of Management Practice at Boston College and a member of the adjunct faculty at St. John’s Seminary in Boston.

Richard A. Spinello May 18, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Saint Pope John Paul II. Karol Józef Wojtyla was born in Wadowice, a small town in the south of Poland, which was once a center of crafts in the eighteenth century. Its nine thousand residents were primarily burghers and farmers who lived in small houses and crowded apartments. From these very humble beginnings, Wojtyla overcame many adversities, including the Nazi occupation of Poland during World War II, to become a priest, bishop, and cardinal. Along the way, he earned doctoral degrees in philosophy and theology, and for a time occupied the Ethics Chair at Lublin University. He was elected to the papacy in 1978 and is credited with helping to bring down the Iron Curtain, opening the way for the liberation of Poland and other East European countries. ….


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