A Look Back on Pope John Paul II


Pope John Paul will go down as one of the greatest and most influential Popes ever. His life has transcended the Catholic Religion and has made the man one of the giants of the 20th century. Religious leader and people of all faiths have paused today to stop and what what looks like the final hours and days to honor the Pope who’s next stop is to be with God and then Sainthood.

Pope John Paul II’s greatest accomplishment was his tireless efforts in to ending Communism.

“We know what the pope has achieved. Fifty percent of the collapse of communism is his doing,” Walesa told The Associated Press on Friday. “More than one year after he spoke these words, we were able to organize 10 million people for strikes, protests and negotiations.

“For many Poles, it was the fact that one of their own made it in the West, which was closed at the time for Poland, made it to the top of the Catholic Church and played a political and moral role as one of the leaders in the world,” said Rahr. “That mattered. It mattered politically; it mattered as a moral matter.”

The following is a time line of the life and times of Pope John Paul II

Video from Jackson’s Junction

Hugh Hewitt has a great array of information

Don Singleton has some great pictures of the Pope.

A beacon of hope and inspiration

How a boy from small town Poland grew up to become pope

Posted April 1, 2005 by
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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “A Look Back on Pope John Paul II”

    1. Kevin on April 1st, 2005 10:47 pm

      No essays about the Pope from your favorite lover Michelle Malkin? Did you know she accused the Pope of shooting himself in Vietnam?

      What do you think of a new breakfast food honoring the Pope? Pancakes and Papal Syrup?

    2. Red on April 1st, 2005 10:56 pm

      Grow up. Do you ever think that you are so hateful because you are without religion? Now you lower yourself to maling fun of the Pope.

      Must be a special world you live in where you make fun of the dying.

      Kevin, I will warn you. If you have something constructive or want to voice an educated opinion feel free to post. If you want to be a troll go back to DU.

      Grow up or move on.

    3. Tom on April 2nd, 2005 6:46 am


      Remember life is short. There are many things you can be doing other than this. IF you feel it has any redeeming qualities, contiinue your pissing on things that are important to Red. We are fans of free speech here, but remember that you have come to our house.

      If you disagree with the opinions of the house you are free to let us know. But please do not be intentionally disrespectful. It does not become you.

    4. Kevin on April 2nd, 2005 9:38 am

      Pope on the Ropes

    5. Tom on April 2nd, 2005 4:51 pm

      I hate to do it, but as the flight attendants say.

      buh bye

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