Pope John Paul II is celebrating his 25th anniversary as leader of the Catholic church. A panel joins Diane to talk about some of the ways the Catholic Church has changed in the last quarter century and a look ahead.


  • Margaret Steinfels commentator and former editor of Commonweal magazine
  • John Allen Vatican correspondent, National Catholic Reporter, author of "Conclave" and "All the Pope's Men."
  • The Very Reverend David O'Connell, C.M. president of the Catholic University of America


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