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John Paul Shimek
Works at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family
Attends Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family
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In the wake of #Synod14, the Vatican's Humanum conference offers a second chance for much needed clarity about marriage and the family.
A Vatican Mulligan? The upcoming “Humanum” conference in Rome, sponsored by the CDF, will seek to offer clarification on issues debated at the recent Synod John Paul Shimek
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Pope Francis continues his first Apostolic visit to Asia today. Yesterday, he arrived at Seoul's Incheon Airport and addressed South Korean President Park Geun-Hye. I have an article on the significance of the visit in today's Crisis Magazine.
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Just moments ago, I wrapped up my interview with South Korea's #1 foreign language radio network, TBS. On the Prime Time show with Henry Shinn, I discussed Pope Francis' Apostolic visit to South Korea, which began just hours ago. I'll post a link to the interview once I have it. In the meantime, please visit my website - www.pilgrimjournalist.com - to read more about the Francis Revolution.
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PRIME TIME APPEARANCE IN SOUTH KOREA

On Wednesday, Pope Francis will depart from Rome's Fiumicino airport for Seoul, South Korea. He will arrive there on Thursday at 10:30am. His first day in the southern peninsula's capital city will be filled with appointments at the Apostolic Nunciature, the Blue House, and the headquarters of the Korean bishops' conference. That first day is slated to conclude around 6:30pm (Seoul time). 

At that point, I will be going on the Prime Time program on South Korea's TBS network, the nation's #1 English language radio channel, with Henry Shinn to talk about the Apostolic visit and the Francis Revolution. Shinn has recently interviewed economist Jeffry Sachs; the former British Ambassador to Japan, Sir David Warren; the World Bank director, So Jae-hyang; and, Professor Cynthia Montgomery of the Harvard Business School, among others.

More details to come!
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Today, the Church remembers the Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major.

Salus Populi Romani, pray for us!

http://www.pilgrimjournalist.com/#!Todays-Memorial-Dedication-of-the-Basilica-of-St-Mary-Major/cour/48661426-1C23-496D-94DB-A36055F9B524
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Check out my interview with Andrea Gagliarducci. We talk about four popes, one synod, and the future of the Church.
Four Popes, The Synod, and The Future An interview with Italian theologian and journalist, Andrea Gagliarducci, about Francis, Benedict XVI, St. John Paul II, and Paul VI John Paul Shimek
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#Synod14 is concluding, but US dioceses are having their own synodal experiences. Read about them here: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/church-also-renews-herself-through-diocesan-synods/
Catholics may be unfamiliar with diocesan synods, as opposed to their counterparts in the universal Church.
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Pope Francis is in South Korea this week. He arrived there Thursday. In his 1990 encyclical letter Redemptor Missio, St. Pope John Paul II remarked that the Church's mission ad gentes should be chiefly oriented toward Asia. 
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Here are some thoughts about the significance of Pope Francis' Apostolic visit to South Korea in advance of the volo papale's departure later this week.

http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/3211/francis_and_south_korea.aspx
Francis and South Korea In his first international visits, the Pope looks to “the ends of the Earth” and to the young. John Paul Shimek
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I have a new post up over at the Catholic World Report blog. Check it out!
Defending traditional marriage in Europe: A cautionary tale for American liberals Last month, I had the chance to go on several radio programs (
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I posted a great Rome Reports video on my website (www.pilgrimjournalist.com) about the Salus Populi Romani and Pope Francis' devotion to Mary under that title. As we honor today the Basilica of St. Mary Major, which is the home of the image of the Salus Populi Romani, be sure to check it out!

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Vatican Affairs Specialist, Religious News Journalist, Catholic Theologian
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  • Silver Lake College of the Holy Family
    Lecturer, Roman Catholic Theology and Christian Philosophy, 2013 - present
  • Holy See Press Office
    Vatican Journalist
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Vatican City State
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John Paul Shimek is the Pilgrim Journalist, following the Francis Revolution from the Vatican to 'the ends of the earth.'
Introduction
John Paul Shimek holds advanced graduate degrees in Roman Catholic Theology and Philosophy from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. His degrees were presented to him in the names of Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, and Cardinal Donald Wuerl. Shimek is a specialist in the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, Blessed Pope John Paul II, and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

He is a Lecturer in the Theology of the New Evangelization as well as Political, Legal, and Moral Philosophy at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family in Manitowoc, Wisconsin in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay. He has served as a special assistant to the now-Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan and Archbishop Jerome Listecki of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. And, he has provided advisory counsel to numerous Church and civic leaders, including Governor Scott McCallum of Wisconsin and Victoria Thorn of the Pontifical Council for the Family and the National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation and Healing.

John Paul makes regular appearances in the national and international news media where he has been interviewed on a variety of television, radio, and podcast programs and has published expert analysis and commentary both on-line and in print. He has written and spoken on a wide spectrum of theological and public forum topics for such media outlets as ABC, CNN, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Telemundo, the Catholic News Agency, Zenit, Catholic World Report, the National Catholic Register, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, among others.
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I was in St. Peter's Square on the night the Francis Revolution began.
Education
  • Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family
    Roman Catholic Theology, 2010 - present
  • The Catholic University of America
    Philosophy and Theology, 2004 - 2010
  • Saint Anselm College
    Philosophy, 1999 - 2003
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