Each year on May 18, I bake a special Polish cake to celebrate the birthday of Karol Wojtyla. St. John Paul II was canonized by Pope Francis three years ago. It was 12 years ago that I got this crazy idea to send Pope John Paul II a birthday gift.
In the last four years we have heard the constant drumbeat from Pope Francis to go out to those in need, those on the fringes, and to be with them to help in ways that maintain human dignity. We seem to be nowhere near meeting the need.