Veritatis Splendor - The Splendor of Truth: A 30th Anniversary Reflection


This November, join our in-depth exploration of Pope John Paul II's Veritatis Splendor marking its 30th anniversary. For three consecutive Tuesdays - November 14th, 21st, and 28th, from 6:30-8:00pm CST, we delve deep into the teachings of Veritatis Splendor via Zoom.

The St. John Paul II Institute hosts its inaugural program on St. John Paul's 14 encyclicals with the first papal encyclical on the foundations of moral theology.

Dive into the profound messages and lasting significance of this landmark encyclical with our esteemed instructor, author and professor, Fr. Ryan Connors.

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Why should I study St. John Paul II's Encyclicals?

"People try to understand me from outside. But I can only be understood from inside." —St. John Paul II, 1996

To know this Pole, this poet, this Carmelite soul; to encounter this son of Mary, this radically converted Christian disciple, will transform your life, and transform the life of the church. Why? Here's what his biographer wrote:

“The parts of the Catholic Church that are living, vibrant, evangelically dynamic, and culturally consequential in the early twenty-first century are those that have embraced John Paul II’s…teaching, while the moribund parts of the world Church are those that were in opposition to John Paul II during his life and remain so today.” —George Weigel, 20th anniversary preface to Witness to Hope

In the 14 encyclicals St. John Paul II wrote, he presents to us a comprehensive vision for the church in the third millennium. Pouring his whole life, thought, and teaching into these works, they are a gateway for us to deepen and enrich our faith, and contribute to the renewal of Church and society.

Now...YOU can access our faculty of St. John Paul II scholars! Our professors will make it easy and powerful for you to more deeply understand St. John Paul II's teaching. In three weekly sessions, you can complete an entire encyclical.

If you've always wanted to study the most consequential figure of the 20th century, and have struggled to do it on your own, NOW is the time...Be Not Afraid!

About Fr. Ryan Connors:

A priest of the Diocese of Providence, Fr. Connors holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He's currently a Professor of Moral Theology at St. John's Seminary in Boston and an adjunct Professor at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, MA. A prolific writer, his essays have graced the pages of several renowned publications, and his recent book, Rethinking Cooperation with Evil: A Virtue-Based Approach (The Catholic University of America Press) has been met with acclaim.


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