All peoples are invited equally to sit down at the same banquet of heavenly doctrine and to share in the life of grace that saves, sanctifies and rejoices the heart.
- Pope John XXIII
This booklet explores Angelo Roncalli's life both before and during his pontificate as Pope John XXIII. Though his time as pope was brief it was marked by freshness and renewal, seen above all in his decision to summon the Second Vatican Council.
Bishop Donal Murray
Bishop Donal Murray lectured in Moral Theology in Mater Dei Institute and in Holy Cross College from 1969 to 1982. He was Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin from 1982 to 1996 and then Bishop of Limerick until 2009. He is now retired.