Past Events

October 22, 2017

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A Gala Reception and Awards Ceremony Under the Patronage of His Excellency Professor Piotr Wilczek, the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland with Special Guest and Honoree His Excellency Archbishop Christophe Pierre Apostolic Nuncio to the United States.


The 3rd Annual St. John Paul II Lecture & Luncheon

With Honored Guest & Speaker

Rev. Fr. Krzysztof Wieliczko, PhD

John Paul II Foundation, Rome

Saturday, May 6, 2017 10:00 a.m.


Sunday, October 18, 2015 – 2:00 p.m.

“Wadowice-on-the-Potomac” and 30th Anniversary Celebration Annual Fund Raiser


Unveiling of St. John Paul II Bronze Bust
at the
Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library

Reception and Program at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law Louise H. Keelty and James Keelty, Jr. Atrium 3600 John McCormack Road, NE Washington, DC


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

THE INAUGURAL POPE SAINT JOHN PAUL II LECTURE

 

A Lecture by

Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P.

Adjunct Secretary of the
Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith

The Dominican House of Studies and the Friends of John Paul II Foundation co-sponsored the lecture. The event was well attended (275 persons). Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P., is a member of the Dominican Order,  a noted theologian and prominent member of the Roman Curia.

The presentation started with a comparison between Christian and Secular
Humanism. Archbishop Di Noia gave highlights of the four Encyclicals concerned with Christian Humanism and also touched upon the results from Vatican II because Saint John Paul II played a very important roll in the Second Vatican Council. The first encyclical discussed was “Redemptor Hominus” (1979) written shortly after Cardinal Wojtyla became Pope and gives the outline of the mission of his pontificate.
Archbishop Di Noia then gave his views on “Evangelium Vitae” (1995) which deals with the sanctity of life, “Veritas Splendor” (1993) that reviews the moral teachings of the Church and “Fides et Ratio” (1998) that deals with the relationship between faith and reason. Throughout Archbishop Di Noia’s talk, he emphasized the theme of his presentation that these four encyclicals contrasted the differences between Christian Humanism and Secular Humanism.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

“Wadowice-on-the-Potomac”

Annual Fund Raiser

Guest of Honor: Reverend Canon Philip S. Majka

Speaker: Paul A. Brazinski

Topic: “Holy Bones, Holy Blood – Relics of Saint John Paul II

The Fort Myer Officers’ Club 214 Jackson Avenue Arlington, VA 22211


Sunday, May 18, 2014

An event to honor the Life and Papacy of the newly canonized Pope Saint John Paul II

at Mrs. K’s Toll House Restaurant

Garden Terrace Room 9201 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910


Saturday, October 19, 2013

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An event to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s election to the Papacy

Honored Guest Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano the Ambassador of the Holy See to the United States at the Apostolic Nunciature 3339 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC.


Sunday, October 20, 2013

The official unveiling of a mosaic of Blessed John Paul II.

(A gift from the Polish-American Bishops)

At the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at the altar of Our Lady of Czestochowa 400 Michigan Avenue, NE Washington, DC.