"'Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.'
"Those words of Jesus Christ were also favorites of St. John Paul II, and 20 years ago, he got very practical about what they should mean for us in our time.
"He gave a very specific plan for the years that would follow the year 2000, and promised it would bring the same result as it did for Simon: 'When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish.'"
In a recent commentary, Tom Hoopes (writer in residence at Benedictine College, Atchison, Kansas) reflected on the plan Pope St. John Paul II spelled out in the 2001 Apostolic Letter "At the Beginning of the Millennium."
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Aleteia: Tom Hoopes: 'Let down your nets!' John Paul's 5-step plan for our times (27 SEP 21)