A Legacy Alive: Saints John Paul II and John XXIII

Tags: Web Exclusives Brooklyn, NY, Canonization, Media, Pope Francis, Pope John Paul II, Pope John XXIII, Vatican

In this NET TV original documentary, Catholics from around the world share their personal stories of how Popes John Paul II and John XXIII have impacted their lives, influenced their ministries, inspired their art, and captivated their nations. A Legacy Alive follows pilgrims, prelates, theologians, students, actors, missionaries and more as they carry forward the memory of these two great popes. Come on a journey of joyful remembrance, celebration, and passionate faith as we enter into their living legacies. This film, hosted by Brooklyn’s own Msgr. John Strynkowski, follows in the footsteps of a Vatican pilgrimage as Pope Francis canonizes these two modern saints of the Catholic Church. Featuring:

  • President Derry Connolly and students from John Paul the Great Catholic University in San Diego (media school)
  • Director Peter Dobbins and actors of Storm Theatre in NYC (production of “Our God’s Brother,” written by Pope John Paul II)
  • Dr. David L. Schindler, Rev. Antonio Lopez and students from the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, D.C.
  • Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia of the Pontifical Council for the Family
  • Archbishop Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso of the Archdiocese of Kaduna, Nigeria
  • Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz of the Archdiocese of Krakow, Poland (former secretary to John Paul II)
  • Brooklyn priests: Rev. John Cush and Rev. Peter Purpura
  • Rev. Cuong Pham of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts
  • Sr. Sharon Euart, the Executive Director of the Resource Center for Religious Institutes
  • Bishop Brian Farrell of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity
  • Rev. Enzo Fortunato of the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Broadcast times:

  • Monday, June 16 at 8PM
  • Monday, June 23 at 9PM
  • Saturday, June 28 at 3:30PM
  • Sunday, June 30 at 7PM