Pope John Paul II 1979 US Visit; St. Francis Feast Day; Lessons for Our Time 10.3.19

  • Monsignor Stuart Swetland: Pope John Paul II’s visit to the US in 1979, his message to the UN, homilies and messages; public show of faith by Catholics then compared with now, what we can learn; St. Francis of Assisi’s global popularity, what has come from that in art and devotions.
  • Freedom exists to become who we were meant and ought to be in Christ.
  • Bishop Thomas Paprocki: Pope John Paul II’s visit to Chicago in 1979, millions of people lined motorcade route, overflowed Grant Park at his Mass, his homilies & messages, address to all US bishops from Chicago
  • Upcoming Amazon Synod.