After John Paul IIby Gerard V Bradley. Will it be too hard for the next Pope to fill this one's shoes? (from Catholic Dossier, March/April 1998)
Biography That Might Have BeenWeigel writes on the failure of Tad Szulc's biography of John Paul II to provide a serious profile of the pope. He describes the book as a very great disappointment. (from Crisis, June 1995)
Flawed Translation?Some in Rome say the English - language translation of John Paul's unprecedented 1994 best - seller, 'Crossing the Threshold of Hope', leaves much to be desired. Peter Roman explores this accusation. (from Inside the Vatican, December 1994)
Getting Personalby Laura Garcia. Article on Pope John Paul II's personalist philosophy. (from Catholic Dossier, July/August 1996)
Pope John Paul IIby Paul McLachlan. Biographical information on Karol Wojtyla, the Cardinal Archbishop of Krakow, Poland, who became the first non-Italian Pope in over 400 years, Pope John Paul II.
Pope of Truthby Kenneth Baker (from Homiletic & Pastoral Review, July 1999)
Pope's Siege MentalityFr Peter Stravinskas contends that Pope John Paul II does have a "siege mentality" and is influenced by his Polish experience but that this is an asset rather than a liability when dealing with the Church in America.