The Blessed John Paul II (if this is the correct manner to refer to him now) no doubt reinvigorated the office of the papacy. Under Pope Paul VI, of blessed memory, he was largely marginalized, by the youth, rebellious priests, bishops too. His pronouncements were always openly questioned by an aggressive liberal opposition. One of John Paul II's early initiatives was to crush the politically active clergy of South America, Jesuits who promoted "liberation theology." He forced the resignation of a liberal priest who was a U.S. Congressman from the Boston area, Rob't. Drinan, or something thing like that. John Paul II brought back much of the traditionalism of the papal office, his vestments included; he returned the allowability of including traditional Latin in their mass. The bishops he appointed during his long tenure assisted him in this regard, and enabled the election of a comparatively conservative successor, a long term plan of his.