The Heroic Papacy
His Polish Background Helped Shape Jewish Relations By John Allen, Jr.
ecumenical work to his travels to his saintmaking, John Paul II revitalized
the Office of Peter. By George Weigel
What Was God Shouting?
Hearing God's voice in the life and death of Karol Wojtyla. By David Kuo
"Be not afraid," said the
Holy Father. We stopped being
afraid--and brought down Communism.
By Lech Walesa
He centralized and transformed the Church itself.
By David Gibson
Evangelicals Loved His Social Stands
A Hero for Jews By Rabbi David Rosen
He Emphasized Women's Separate Role
His style and views drove Catholics away from the Church.
Q&A with John Cornwall
John Paul II was a brave, holy man. But his authoritarian style--especially on sexual
doctrines--polarized the Church. By Fr. Andrew Greeley
Papal biographer Tad Szulc says he inspired millions but alienated many.
Timeline of John Paul's
Milestones: Countries visited, saints made, cardinals named & more
The Pope's Travels: Where he went and when