National Polish Apostolate Honors
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. – Dr. Thaddeus Radzilowski, President of the Piast Institute, attended the Fall meeting of the National Polish Apostolate (NPA) in Washington, D.C. The Apostolate is a largely lay group that acts as an advisory body on Polish American affairs to the National Council of Catholic Bishops. The members of the NPA joined with the effort of the John Paul II Foundation in Washington to honor Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the Papal Nuncio to the United States at a dinner at the Vatican embassy on Saturday, October 19th.
In photo on right: Dr. Thaddeus Radzilowski with Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano
The following day the members of the Apostolate attended a special mass celebrated by Adam Cardinal Maida, Archbishop Emeritus of Detroit, in the Chapel of Our Lady of Czestochowa at the National Basilica. The highlight of the mass was the unveiling and blessing of a new mosaic of Blessed John Paul II. The mosaic is placed in the chapel among the other prominent Polish saints commemorated there. Dr. Radzilowski served as a lector for the mass.
After the mass the members of the National Polish Apostolate dined with Cardinal Maida to discuss with him the current activities of the apostolate including its concern to maintain the Polish Heritage Room in the John Paul II Center which was purchased by the Knights of Columbus.
– Piast Institute
In photo on left: Dr. Thaddeus Radzilowski
with Adam Cardinal Maida