On April 7, Philosopher and Former Christendom College President Dr. Damian Fedoryka delivered an address entitled “John Paul II’s Hermeneutics of the Gift as the Key to Understanding Life and Death” to students at Christendom College.

The talk delved into the richness of John Paul II’s often-complex philosophy, highlighting the late pontiff’s emphasis on the importance of the human person.

Fedoryka, currently active at the Center for Personalist Anthropology and Ethics, explained that the gift of God’s love or human love could only be received if a person possesses himself. If he is clinging to a vice such as lust or gluttony, he cannot receive the gift.