Are you ready for this weekend’s canonization of John Paul II?
This is an exciting weekend for the Catholic Church and for the whole world, as two Popes are canonized – John XXIII and John Paul II.
John Paul II, whom I was privileged to know and to pray and meet with numerous times when I worked at the Vatican’s Council for the Family (which coordinates pro-life activities for the Catholic Church), is indeed the Pope of Life.
In his honor, I have composed a special prayer, and you can order prayer cards for your parish, school, or pro-life group at priestsforlife.org/store/p-373-saint-john-paul-ii-prayer-card.aspx .
This canonization should bring to our attention more than ever his pro-life writings, particularly Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life).
So please join in this worldwide chorus of prayer in honor of Saint John Paul II at priestsforlife.org/john-paul-ii.
One more thing: John Paul is also the Pope of Divine Mercy, having instituted that Feast, which is the day of his canonization, and having died as that feast was beginning in 2005. In memory of him I have taped an audio CD of the Divine Mercy Chaplet for Life. Our supply has just arrived, and you can be among the first to order them. Inquire at Orders@PriestsForLife.org.
I will close by saying to you what John Paul II said to me often, “God bless you and your apostolate for life!”
Fr. Frank Pavone
Priests for Life