Welcome to the website for the Pope John Paul II Forum for the Church in the Modern World
A man of great courage and wisdom, Saint John Paul II inspired millions of people with his life and teaching. Philosopher, actor and playwrite, poet, pastor, mystic and statesman, Pope John Paul II blazed a great path in the world. His great legacy will serve the education and formation of men and women for generations to come – well into this new millennium upon which he launched the Church.
The Pope John Paul II Forum exists to explore and to develop his legacy and to share it with all those interested in seeking the whole truth about the world and human existence. "Be not afraid!" he said upon assuming his role as Pope in 1978.
I hope you check our website from time to time to learn about upcoming events. Explore the legacyand archives for papers and videos of great speakers who have visited the Forum such as Archbishop Chaput, Fred Freddoso, Rick Santorum, Michael Waldstein and many others. Our resources page provides some materials to learn about and study the legacy of Saint John Paul II.
Please contact me if you have any suggestions on how to improve this website or ideas about how we might continue to explore and learn from the legacy of Saint John Paul II.
John P Hittinger
"To those who had the opportunity to be close to him, that firm and forthright faith was almost tangible. If it impressed the circle of his collaborators, it did not fail during his long Pontificate to spread its beneficial influence throughout the Church in a crescendo that reached its highest point in the last months and days of his life." Pope Benedict XVI