The pontificate of Pope Francis seems to feel most comfortable in the immediate post-conciliar period, yet those who desire to drag the Church back to 1972 must contend with the colossal interpretative legacy of John Paul II and Benedict XVI.
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Slovakian shepherd, who died at 98, lived his vocation in exile in the Eternal City.
Topics at the conference will include John Paul II’s vision of natural law, his contribution to biotechnology and human rights, and human rights in a secularized society.
“For the first time in history,” said Pope St. John Paul II after he stepped off the airplane, “a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil.”
COMMENTARY: Once again, the people of Ukraine turn to the faith for their salvation against the enemy at the gate — and once again, a pope is not standing by in silence.
COMMENTARY: Forty years ago, Soviet communists tried to turn out the lights. But like a candle in the White House window, Ronald Reagan and John Paul II and the people of Poland kept a flicker of hope alive.
In this exclusive interview on the occasion of her 100th birthday, the famous Ravensbrück survivor discusses her friendship with the Polish saint, World War II, the excesses of science and the need for new generations of saints.
His change of vocation ultimately took him from the small stage in Poland to the world stage for more than 26 years.
If athletic competition builds virtue and is not just “an end in itself,” said Pope St. John Paul II, it can be “a means to total and harmonious physical, moral and social development.”
A conversation with the editor of a new book of John Paul II’s writings, ‘Teachings for an Unbelieving World: Newly Discovered Reflections on Paul’s Sermon at the Areopagus’