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The Church Alive: JP2 Changed the World

16 May

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 16, 2020) — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog, was a guest on EWTN Radio’s The Church Alive this morning. The program is hosted by Dr. Matthew Bunson, Brian Patrick, and Fr. Thomas Petri, OP.

During the 16-minute segment, the hosts asked Novecosky about his new book, 100 Ways John Paul II Changed the World, which commemorates Pope St. John Paul the Great’s 100th birthday, coming up on May 18, 2020. They also asked him about Pope Benedict’s letter, John Paul II’s role in the Second Vatican Council and ending communism in Eastern Europe, and the newly opened cause for canonization of JP2’s parents.

CLICK HERE to listen to the entire interview. (55 minutes)

You can purchase the book on Amazon here.

Catholic Answers Live: Remembering John Paul II

15 May

EL CAJON, California. (May 15, 2020) — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog, was a guest on Catholic Answers Live this afternoon.

During the 55-minute interview, host Cy Kellett asked Novecosky about his new book, 100 Ways John Paul II Changed the World, which commemorates Pope St. John Paul the Great’s 100th birthday, coming up on May 18, 2020. Novecosky also fielded calls from listeners across North America, who asked about everything from the priestly sexual abuse crisis to the World Day of Prayer in Assisi, initiated by John Paul II.

The interview was broadcast worldwide on the EWTN Radio network and live-streamed on all Catholic Answers platforms, including Catholic.com, YouTube, Facebook.

CLICK HERE to listen to the entire interview. (55 minutes)

CLICK HERE to watch on YouTube

You can purchase the book on Amazon here.

Kresta in the Afternoon: John Paul II at 100

11 May

ANN ARBOR, Michigan. (May 11, 2020) — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog, was a guest on Ave Maria Radio’s Kresta in the Afternoon today.

During the 12-minute segment, guest hosts Bruce and Kris McGregor, asked Novecosky about his new book, 100 Ways John Paul II Changed the World, which commemorates Pope St. John Paul the Great’s 100th birthday, coming up on May 18, 2020. They discussed how Novecosky made Pope Francis laugh out loud before pivoting to how Novecosky met the Polish pope five times. Novecosky told them that John Paul’s father was his most profound example of faith, piety and prayer.

CLICK HERE to listen to the entire interview. (12 minutes 57 seconds)

You can purchase the book on Amazon here.

Bear Woznick talks running marathons and JP2

9 May

HONOLULU, Hawaii. (May 9, 2020) — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog, was a guest on The Bear Woznick Adventure today.

During the 47-minute video interview, host Bear Woznick asked Novecosky about his new book, 100 Ways John Paul II Changed the World, his passion for running marathons, and how running relates to our lives as Christians. In the segment, titled “Marathoner runs the Good Race of Faith,” they talked about how John Paul the Great inspired a generation of Catholics to embrace their faith.

CLICK HERE to watch to the entire interview. (47 minutes 16 seconds)
CLICK HERE to listen to the audio only (55 minutes/starts at 3 minutes)

Michigan’s Big Show: Meeting a saint… five times

6 May

LANSING, Michigan. (May 6, 2020) — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog, was a guest on Michigan’s Big Show this morning.

During the 20-minute segment, host Michael Patrick Shiels asked Novecosky about his new book, 100 Ways John Paul II Changed the World, and his five meetings with the sainted Polish pontiff. They discussed Pope Francis, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and John Paul II’s role in the collapse of Soviet-style communism in Russia and Eastern Europe

CLICK HERE to listen to the entire interview. (19 minutes 20 seconds)

OSV Author Series Podcast: John Paul the Great

16 Apr

HUNTINGTON, Indiana. (April 16, 2020) — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog, was a guest on the Our Sunday Visitor Catholic Bookstore Author Series video podcast today.

During the 32-minute show, host Tracy Stewart asked Novecosky about his new book, 100 Ways John Paul II Changed the World, which commemorates Pope St. John Paul the Great’s 100th birthday, coming up on May 18, 2020. They discussed some of the pope’s most enduring legacy and how his 26-year pontificate continues to influence the Church and the world.

CLICK HERE to listen to the entire interview. Free login required. (32 minutes)

You can purchase the book on Amazon here.

Kresta in the Afternoon: Remembering John Paul II

15 Apr

ANN ARBOR, Michigan. (April 15, 2020) — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog, was a guest on Ave Maria Radio’s Kresta in the Afternoon today.

During the 27-minute segment, host Al Kresta asked Novecosky about his new book, 100 Ways John Paul II Changed the World, which commemorates Pope St. John Paul the Great’s 100th birthday, coming up on May 18, 2020. They discussed the Polish pope’s stand against socialism and liberation theology — plus the pope’s remarkable outreach to young people and his passion for evangelization.

CLICK HERE to listen to the entire interview. (26 minutes 47 seconds)

You can purchase the book on Amazon here.