Sharing the Word for October 22, 2020
You have to be strong and courageous to pursue the kingdom in our world. It’s not easy. Jesus never said it would be.
Saint John Paul II
Born in Wadowice, Poland, Pope Saint John Paul II had lost his mother, father, and older brother before his 21st birthday. Then his promising academic career at Krakow’s Jagiellonian University was cut short by the outbreak of World War II.
Reach Across the Generations
“Dear young people, let yourselves be taken over by the light of Christ, and spread that light wherever you are.” (St. John Paul II)
Pope has history of defending marriage, but being open to some civil unions
Pope Francis often has expressed openness to the idea of laws recognizing civil unions, including for gay couples, to protect their rights.