Friday, April 08, 2005

The Question of Motivation
By Patrick O'Hannigan
Published 4/6/2005 12:06:26 AM
Have you noticed how much commentary about the passing of Pope John Paul II talks about his leadership without addressing what motivated that leadership?

John Paul II inspired me to go door-to-door to evangelize when he wrote that Catholics should go do that.
John Paul II inspired me with his Theology of the Body.
John Paul II's preaching touched my heart when he visited St. Louis in 1999.
John Paul II's preaching touched my daughter's heart when he visited World Youth Day in Toronto. I've been asking him to pray for her while she is on retreat this week.
John Paul II has already inspired a few people I know to join RCIA this week. As parish web master, I've seen a sudden increase in the number of hits on our RCIA page from all over the US and other countries. The most frequent search word to reach our site is "becoming catholic."
John Paul II is still on the job!

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

"BE NOT AFRAID," as John Paul II said throughout his time on earth as our servant. I'm tempted to be fearful of who will be elected Pope. I have to assure myself that the Holy Spirit is in charge and that I should trust the Cardinals to pick the right man for the job. They did a great job last time, so why should I doubt now?

Poll: What do Catholics think about Pope John Paul II? See the new Zogby poll. I guess they polled Catholics who actually go to Mass often, insted of the In Name Only ones who answered the AP poll.

But what made him great?
Pat Buchanan