10 Things I Did Differently This Week Because John Paul II Existed
Description: The saints who will be canonized on April 27 changed Catholics’ lives dramatically – Pope John XXIII by opening the Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II by implementing it.
In planning a week of events leading up to the naming of our St. John Paul II Student Center on his canonization day, Tom Hoopes' students devoted a day each to areas of life he had affected profoundly: human rights, marriage and family, faith and reason.
It made him realize that on a smaller scale, what he does daily has been changed by John Paul. Tom gives us 10 examples from this week
Tom Hoopes is writer in residence at Benedictine College, in Atchison, Kansas, where he teaches in the Journalism and Mass Communications Department and edits The Gregorian, a Catholic identity speech digest. He was previously editor of the National Catholic Register for 10 years and with his wife, April, of Faith & Family magazine for five. He began his career as press secretary for the U.S. House Ways & Means Chairman and is a frequent contributor to Catholic publications. He lives in Atchison with his wife and nine children. The views and opinions expressed on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of Benedictine College or the Gregorian Institute