Philip Kosloski said his interest in Pope John Paul II’s visit to Portage County in 1976 came during his own pursuit of the Catholic priesthood. Kosloski ultimately didn’t follow that path, but his interest in the late pontiff, who will be canonized as a saint in the Catholic Church in April, is leading him to write a book “The Other Polish Cardinal: Karol Wojtyla’s Visit to Wisconsin.”continue at Stevens Point Journal
Kosloski, now the director of Adult Formation and Sacred Liturgy at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids, will spend the next year researching then writing the 100-page book, and is looking to self-publish the book sometime in 2015.
Kosloski said he is looking to raise about $8,000 to publish 500 copies in the initial printing. Portage County Historical Society President Tim Siebert said he is excited about the book, and that it will fill the lack of material about the visit available to the public.“The (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point) Archives do have some materials, but there isn’t a whole lot more, and, unfortunately, a lot of the people who were a big part of that event locally have passed away,” Siebert said.
You can get details here. Also, there is a Kickstarter.