Monday, April 04, 2005

The Great Christian Witness

Kathryn Lopez interviews George Weigel on John Paul II.


He was the great Christian witness of the last quarter of the 20th century, the man who took the Christian proposal to more of the world than anyone else. . . .

This was the most intellectually consequential pontificate since the Council of Trent. The Church will be digesting the teaching of John Paul II for at least a century, and possibly longer. In addition to that, and at a more personal level, John Paul inspired literally tens of millions of Catholics to live lives of radical Christian conviction. That will extend his influence far into the future.

He reminded Christians by his example that the Christian way is always the Way of the Cross. He reminded everyone that there is no such thing as a disposable human being.

No such thing as a disposable human being.