Wit & Wisdom | St. Pope John Paul II: On Truth

Pope John Paul II, born Karol Józef Wojtyła, was the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 until his death in 2005. He was elected pope by the second papal conclave of 1978, which was called after John Paul I, who had been elected in August to succeed Pope Paul VI, died after 33 days. He was the first non-Italian pope in 455 years. For words of wit and wisdom from John Paul II "on truth" please click on the image. Peace be with you!

Wit & Wisdom | The homily Óscar Romero was delivering when he was killed

As archbishop of San Salvador, Óscar Romero advocated for the poor and worked for peace amid an escalating civil war. For this reason, he was assassinated as he concluded his homily on March 24, 1980. The Mass was being offered for the first anniversary of the death of Sara Meardi de Pinto, mother of Jorge Pinto, publisher and editor of El Independiente, a small weekly newspaper. The Gospel reading was Jn. 12:23-26. For words of wit and wisdom from Archbishop Óscar Romero, voice of the voiceless, guardian of the poor, martyr, please click on the image. Peace be with you!