Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on May 18, 2020
4:00 – Lessons from John Paul II’s First 100 Years
It’s the 100th birthday of John Paul the Second. Shortly after he died, Henry Kissinger told NBC that it would be difficult to find another figure who had a greater impact on the 20th century. To fully understand his impact we must remember that he was, first and foremost, a radically converted Christian disciple. George Weigel gives us an inside look at the life of the great saint.
5:00 – John Paul II – the Teaching Pope
In modern times the encyclical letter has become the instrument for popes to express their most important teaching—teachings that have lasting value for the Church, and often for the whole world. Pope JPII authored 14 of them, leading the Church and impacting the world with his witness and teaching. We look at his writings and teachings with Alan Schreck.