On the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, in Continuity with Jesus’ Manifestation at Epiphany and in the Baptism at the Jordan

Jesus in Solidarity with Sinners: “God Offers His Own Son for Humanity’s Salvation”  Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! This Second Sunday of Ordinary Time is placed in continuity with Epiphany and with the feast of the Baptism of Jesus. The...

Our first meeting

It was 1957.  That was the year, when I met Father Karol Wojtyła – professor of moral theology, for the first time.  He immediately impressed me, especially his great piety, wisdom, wonderful lectures, but also the ability to make contacts.  On the...

He had such a laughing, playful look

Archbishop Mokrzycki is convinced that John Paul II liked Christmas not only because of the sentimental memories of childhood.  Not only because he missed the Christmas tree and nativity scene and that he liked to sing Christmas carols.  But because...

More happiness is in giving

Christmas and New Year is a time of a wonderful atmosphere, warm family meetings, making wishes and giving gifts.  At the same time, it is worth to remember that not everyone can fully experience such joy.  Around us there are many people and...

They had a chance to talk to him and greed him

He often expressed some concern to his closest co-workers whether his trips to the mountains are somehow inappropriate or not in place.  The Pope was aware that some important hierarchs of the Roman Curia do not approve his way of spending...

He had some kind of allergy to all that

Visiting other parts of the world with different religious situation, with different views on the Church and history, initially John Paul II was welcomed with distance.  In the Curia, some were calling him “Polish Pope”...

Life as mission and as gift

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on World Mission Sunday. In his homily, he challenges us to reflect on the meaning of our mission. In 1926, Pope Pius XI decided the Church needed a special day on which to pray for...