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Beatification of John Paul II was a low priority public diplomacy event for President Obama

President Ronald Reagan with Pope John Paul II in Faribanks, Alaska, 1984.

TedLipien.com, Truckee, California, USA, May 01, 2011 — In a public diplomacy blunder likely to offend American Catholics, Polish-American voters and people in Poland, the Obama Administration failed to send a high-ranking American official to the beatification ceremonies for Pope John Paul II, which were held today at the Vatican. Many other religious and ethnic groups in America are also ... Read More »

“Hunger for God and Love” – Interview with Cardinal Karol Wojtyła


The radio interview, recorded and first broadcast by the Voice of America (VOA) in 1976, was rebroadcast by VOA’s Polish Service on October 16, 1978, after the news of Cardinal Karol Wojtyła’s election as the new pope had been announced at the Vatican. Today is the 32 anniversary of the election of Karol Wojtyła as Pope John Paul II. Short ... Read More »

Ted Lipien’s VOA Interview Prior to Benedict XVI’s Visit to the US in 2008

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Voice of America (VOA) Interview with Ted Lipien, author of Wojtyla’s Women: How Women, History and Polish Traditions Shaped the Life of Pope John Paul II and Changed the Catholic Church   INTRO: The head of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Benedict XVI is paying his first visit to the US April 15-20. What message might he bring to American ... Read More »

Ted Lipien’s 1976 Interview with Card. Karol Wojtyla – future Pope John Paul II

Ted Lipien’s 1976 Interview with Card. Karol Wojtyla – future Pope John Paul II (opening segment in Polish)   This interview was broadcast first by the Voice of America (VOA) in 1976. Those interested in broadcast quality copy of the entire interview should send an email to: mail@tedlipien.com   English Transcript Ted Lipien: I believe the just-concluded Eucharistic Congress in ... Read More »

Dr. Wanda Poltawska Defended Against Attacks by Pope’s Former Male Associates


Some of Pope John Paul II’s male friends and associates, including the Archbishop of Krakow, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, have attacked Dr. Wanda Poltawska, a Polish psychiatrist and defender of traditional family values, for publicizing her private correspondence with the Pope. They claim that Dr. Poltawska has exaggerated her close personal and professional relationship with Karol Wojtyla. Nothing could be further ... Read More »

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