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  • What if God wanted you to have a Pope you didn't like, and even so, do what he says [Vanity]

    04/13/2014 7:37:12 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 145 replies
    4/13/2014 | Charles O'Connell
    A fine young man, a father of children and a professional, approached me at church: "What do you think of that Pope John-Paul? He's no good." Others also didn't like him. I put a magnetic sign on my car, it was met with sneers: 5 pictures of the Pope immediately after being shot, in 1/6th of the space, "In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood." – Hebrews 12:4 Yet I also didn't like Pope John Paul II, not in himself, but because of the cult of personality around him. I love...
  • Book: Pope John Paul II’s Mother Rejected Doctor’s Abortion Suggestion

    01/19/2014 12:48:29 AM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 16, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    A new report out today suggests Pope John Paul II’s mother rejected an abortion when pregnant with him. The report suggests that the future Pope John Paul II was in danger of not being born because of the precarious state of health of his mother Emilia Kaczorowska. The book, “The Mother of the Pope,” indicates Emilia Kaczorowska, married in 1905 with Karol Wojtyla, the army of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, rejected an abortion. According to the gynecologist Kindziuk of Wadowice, Jan Moskala, he mother had lost her daughter Olga, who died shortly after giving birth. The report says the doctor advised...
  • Pope Francis is unsettling – and dividing – the Catholic right

    08/07/2013 2:13:17 PM PDT · by haffast · 57 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | Aug 6, 2013 | David Gibson
    (RNS) For more than three decades, the Vatican of Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI operated on a version of the conservative maxim, “No enemies to the right.” While left-wing theologians were silenced and liberal-to-moderate bishops were shunted aside in favor of hard-liners, liturgical traditionalists and cultural conservatives were diligently courted and given direct access to the apostolic palace. But in a few short months, Pope Francis has upended that dynamic, alienating many on the Catholic right by refusing to play favorites and ignoring their preferred agenda items even as he stressed the kind of social justice issues that...
  • John Paul II Sainthood: Sexual Abuse Victims In Mexico Hope To Halt Pope's Canonization

    07/29/2013 7:59:24 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 22 replies
    Latin Times ^ | 7/24/2013 | Megan Taros
    The UN Convention On The Rights Of The Child have backed a Mexican sexual abuse victims group that formed in response to the impending canonization of late Pope John Paul II. This is the first time a group has formed to challenge the Vatican when it comes to a person's sainthood. The current Pope Francis will now see a case that gives him a chance to reveal pressing questions about the Catholic Church's history with child sexual abuse. He has until Nov. 1 to come forward with any and all evidence pertinent to the case.
  • Late Pope John Paul II to get sainthood, Vatican says

    07/05/2013 12:23:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 140 replies
    CNN ^ | Hada Messia
    Rome (CNN) -- The Roman Catholic Church will declare the late Pope John Paul II a saint, the Vatican announced Friday. Pope Francis signed the decree Friday morning, the Vatican said. John Paul was pope from 1978 until his death in 2005, and was in a way the first rock star pontiff, drawing vast crowds as he crisscrossed the globe. At his funeral, thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square and chanted "Santo subito" -- Sainthood now! The Polish-born pope was fast-tracked to beatification and became "the blessed" John Paul II barely six years after his death, the fastest...
  • The Vatican doctors approve the miracle to make Wojtyla a saint

    04/22/2013 3:54:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 76 replies
    La Stampa ^ | 4/22/2013 | Andrea Tornielli
    "A saint now!" The canonisation of Wojtyla is getting closer quickly and it could be celebrated next October. In fact, in the past few days, the medical council of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints has recognized as inexplicable one healing attributed to the blessed John Paul II. A supposed "miracle" that, if it is also approved by theologians and the cardinals (as it is very likely), will bring the Polish Pope, who died in 2005, the halo of sainthood in record time, just eight years after his death. It all happened in great secrecy, with maximum confidentiality. In...
  • Will New Pope Be A Latin American John Paul II?

    03/14/2013 4:46:16 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 14, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Religion: The change that swept Eastern Europe in the 1980s and fueled the collapse of the Soviet Union may find itself repeated by a new pope with similar disdain for the authoritarian governments of his region. When Cardinal Karol Wojtyla stepped out on the balcony of St. Peter's in 1978 as Pope John Paul II, Soviet communism still stood astride Eastern Europe and his native Poland. He would be the moral force helping to lead half a continent out of the human bondage of totalitarianism. Argentina's 76-year-old Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis I, is no stranger to —...
  • Poles honor Reagan, John Paul II with new statue

    07/14/2012 1:50:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2012 | Vanessa Gera
    GDANSK, Poland (AP) — Polish officials unveiled a statue of former President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II on Saturday, honoring two men widely credited in this Eastern European country with helping to topple communism 23 years ago. The statue was unveiled in Gdansk, the birthplace of Lech Walesa's Solidarity movement, in the presence of about 120 former Solidarity activists, many of whom were imprisoned in the 1980s for their roles in organizing or taking part in strikes against the communist regime...
  • Beatified

    05/01/2011 3:49:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    http://www.spiritdaily.com/ ^ | May 1,2011 | Spirit Daily
    Pope John Paul II -- one of history's very most memorable -- took a great leap toward sainthood today when he was beatified by close associate and successor Benedict XVI in a huge, powerful, emotional ceremony attended by hundreds of thousands -- not as many as the three million who attended his funeral, but one of the largest beatifications in history. With the faithful cheering wildly, Benedict declared the Polish pope "blessed" -- the fastest beatification on record, beating out even the rapid pace of Mother Teresa of Calcutta (by several days).
  • Nun Tells of Healing After Praying to John Paul II

    01/17/2011 3:40:57 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 82 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/17/2011 | Yahoo News
    AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France – A French nun says she felt new inner strength and vitality as her Parkinson's disease suddenly disappeared in 2005 — a recovery the Vatican attributes to the miraculous intercession of Pope John Paul II. Sister Marie Simon-Pierre, who works at a Paris maternity clinic, told reporters in a rare appearance Monday that she felt "reborn" on waking June 3, 2005 after she had prayed for healing to John Paul. "There was a new strength inside me, and my body was rediscovering its vitality and fluidity," Simon-Pierre, appearing in good health, told reporters in the southern French city...
  • Sainthood Scoop: Book on The "Real" John Paul II Snubbed at Vatican

    02/13/2010 10:39:11 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies · 232+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 12-12-10 | John Thavis
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- When it was unveiled in late January, the insider book about the "real" Pope John Paul II looked at first glance like the Vatican's own effort at a pre-beatification biography. But as the fallout over the next two weeks made clear, the Vatican was not directly involved. Nor was everyone happy that the book was co-authored by the official postulator, or promoter, of Pope John Paul's sainthood cause, using information that is generally considered confidential. In addition, several officials thought the book's simple presentation of the late pope's reported penitential practices, with little explanation or context,...
  • Book: John Paul II used belt to whip himself

    02/12/2010 2:03:10 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 150 replies · 1,343+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 26, 2010 | A. P.
    VATICAN CITY -- Pope John Paul II whipped himself with a belt, even on vacation, and slept on the floor as acts of penitence and to bring him closer to Christian perfection, according to a new book by the Polish prelate spearheading his sainthood case. The book "Why He's a Saint" also includes previously unpublished speeches and documents written by John Paul, including one 1989 signed memo in which he said he would resign if he became incapacitated. The book also reported for the first time that John Paul forgave his would-be assassin in the ambulance on the way to...
  • Beatification for Pope John Paul II next year? [OPEN]

    05/21/2008 3:15:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies · 160+ views
    CWN ^ | 5/21/2008
    Krakow, May. 21, 2008 (CWNews.com) - A Polish newspaper has predicted that the beatification of Pope John Paul II will take place next year. Zycie Warszawy speculates that the late Pontiff could be beatified on April 2, the anniversary of his death, or on October 16, 2009, the anniversary of his election to the papacy. Earlier this month another Polish newspaer, Dziennik, had said that the beatification could take place on October 16 of this year, the 30th anniversary of John Paul's election. That prediction appeared unrealistic, since the cause for beatification of the late Pontiff still has several hurdles...
  • Was John Paul II Euthanized? (red herring alert!)

    09/23/2007 11:27:13 AM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies · 388+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | February 21, 2007 | JEFF ISRAELY
    In a provocative article, an Italian medical professor argues that Pope John Paul II didn't just simply slip away as his weakness and illness overtook him in April 2005. Intensive care specialist Dr. Lina Pavanelli has concluded that the ailing Pope's April 2 death was caused by what the Catholic Church itself would consider euthanasia. She bases this conclusion on her medical expertise and her own observations of the ailing pontiff on television, as well as press reports and a subsequent book by John Paul's personal physician. The failure to insert a feeding tube into the patient until just a...
  • Pope May Have Been Euthanized

    09/24/2007 3:11:29 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 212 replies · 300+ views
    A new article by an Italian medical professor speculates the death of Pope John Paul the Second was caused by euthanasia. According to "TIME" magazine, an intensive care specialist says the Pope's death would be considered euthanasia by standards set by the Catholic Church. The doctor bases her conclusion on press reports and a book written by the Pope's physician. She says the decision not to insert a feeding tube until just a few days before his death accelerated the death of the ailing pontiff. Plus, the doctor believes the Pope himself made the decision not to insert the tube...
  • Poland's forces not enough for NATO

    09/14/2006 2:50:27 PM PDT · by lizol · 6 replies · 346+ views
    The Australian ^ | September 15, 2006 | Peter Wilson
    Poland's forces not enough for NATO Peter Wilson, Europe correspondent September 15, 2006 NATO remains desperately short of reinforcements for its Afghanistan campaign, despite an offer by Warsaw yesterday to send 1000 new troops to join Poland's existing 100-strong contingent. Defence Minister Radoslaw Sikorski told Polish TV that the additional 1000 troops would be in Afghanistan by next February. It was a significant increase and acceleration of Poland's previous offer to send 500 of its troops later next year. The announcement came hours after pleas for extra soldiers to reinforce the US, Australian and other Western troops fighting in southern...
  • Pope's visit to Auschwitz (more pictures)

    05/29/2006 7:53:28 AM PDT · by Tarkin · 4 replies · 536+ views
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  • Bronze statue of Pope John Paul II in Chennai, India. (Sculptor is an Indian Muslim!)

    04/02/2006 3:01:39 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 26 replies · 2,249+ views
    Chennai Online ^ | 1 April, 2006 | Chennai Online
    Chennai, April 1: A 22-foot-high bronze statue of Pope John Paul II will be unveiled in Chennai tomorrow. The statue, costing Rs 400,000, has been sculpted by Shihan Hussaini, eminent sculptor and karate expert. The statue would be unveiled on the premises of the Sculpture Mission at Besant Nagar, Chennai, to coincide with the first death anniversary of St John Paul II, tomorrow. Shihan said this would be an event of historical significance as this was the world's first statue of the Pope sculpted soon after his death. The statue was completed and mounted on a pedestal six days after...
  • Soviet Union Ordered Pope Shooting

    03/02/2006 7:57:24 AM PST · by Rutles4Ever · 9 replies · 1,103+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/2/2006 | Philip Pullella
    ROME (Reuters) - Leaders of the former Soviet Union were behind the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II in 1981, an Italian parliamentary investigative commission said in a report. A final draft of the report, which is due to be presented to parliament later this month, was made available to Reuters on Thursday by the commission president, Senator Paolo Guzzanti. "This commission believes, beyond any reasonable doubt, that the leadership of the Soviet Union took the initiative to eliminate Pope John Paul," the report said. "They relayed this decision to the military secret services for them to take on...
  • Peggy Noonan: '05's Big Five (The biggest stories of the year just past, plus a look ahead to '06)

    12/28/2005 11:44:46 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 10 replies · 1,179+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 29, 2005 | Peggy Noonan
    The big story of the year happened last year, after every journalist in the world filed his biggest-story-of-the-year piece and went away for the holidays. That of course was the great tsunami. On this day one year ago the dimensions of the disaster had finally become clear. The tsunami is the story of 2005 not because it was shocking that natural disasters occur or that a quarter million people can die and many more be hurt in them--that information is well known to all adults. The great tsunami is the big story of 2005 because after it occurred the tired...
  • Sunday night sinners outshine CBS' "Pope"

    12/05/2005 8:03:04 PM PST · by buckeyesrule · 32 replies · 1,254+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 5, 2005 | Cynthia Littleton
    Sunday night sinners outshine CBS' "Pope" Mon Dec 5, 2005 3:03 PM ET By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The story of a man who is on a fast track to sainthood was no match for the sinners of "Desperate Housewives" and "Grey's Anatomy" on Sunday. The first half of CBS' "Pope John Paul II" miniseries fizzled on Sunday, drawing only about 8.3 million viewers from 9:30-11:30 p.m., according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research. CBS' lineup was thrown off its regular start times by a roughly half-hour football overrun at the start of primetime, but preliminary...
  • A betrayal of John Paul II

    11/22/2005 5:13:56 PM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 3 replies · 525+ views
    Denver Catholic Register ^ | 23 November 2005 | George Weigel
    A betrayal of John Paul II By George Weigel Pope John Paul II had a keen intuition about the dynamics of history in his native part of the world. In mid-1981, John Paul smelled trouble coming. When a young Polish intellectual named Krzysztof Michalski (in league with the Pope’s old friend and fellow-philosopher, Father Jozef Tischner) proposed creating an institute in Vienna that would provide a meeting place for scholars from both sides of the Iron Curtain, John Paul heartily endorsed the idea, wanting Polish intellectuals to have a lifeline to the West when the storm he sensed brewing finally...
  • Pope blesses John Paul movie

    11/18/2005 6:22:14 AM PST · by Nihil Obstat · 3 replies · 256+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11-18-2005 | Peter Kiefer
    Pope blesses 'John Paul' TV movie Fri Nov 18, 2005 4:53 AM ET By Peter Kiefer ROME (Hollywood Reporter) - It was a meeting of Hollywood and the holy Thursday as the Vatican hosted the world premiere of the TV movie "Pope John Paul II" with Pope Benedict XVI in attendance. The cavernous Paul VI Hall was near capacity with about 6,000 on hand for the reduced version of the three-part series that will air December 4-6 on CBS. "I would like to extend my gratitude to the actors for honoring the memory of my illustrious and loved predecessor," the...
  • Pope's car sells for £340K (John Paul II)

    10/31/2005 9:40:39 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies · 455+ views
    Ananova ^ | 10/31/2005 | Staff
    A ford escort that once belonged to Pope John Paul II has sold for £340,000. The 1975 saloon has no radio, hub-caps or air-conditioning reports The Sun. Millionaire John O'Quinn from Houston, Texas bought the car at a US auction. The car still contains the Pope's carved wooden rosary beads, a box of matches, a sweet tin and a dashboard medallion of a saint. Mr O'Quinn plans to put the car into a private museum. He said: "It's a piece of history. I'll be able to touch it and feel the Pope's spirit." John Paul who died in April, is...
  • John Paul's last words revealed

    09/18/2005 1:43:03 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 48 replies · 1,648+ views
    BBC News ^ | September 18, 2005
    Pope John Paul II's last words before his death were "let me go to the house of the Father", according to documents released by the Vatican.His words were spoken in his native Polish to aides hours before he died last April. They are preserved in a new 220-page volume which chronicles the last two months of the late pontiff's life. It is the first time the Vatican has published such a detailed account of any pope's final moments. Parkinson'sCorrespondents say the report is an unprecedented move, as the death of a pope has always been surrounded by secrecy. The book...
  • The Message Does Count

    08/24/2005 8:01:04 AM PDT · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 3 replies · 197+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 24, 2005, 8:23 a.m. | Colleen Carroll Campbell
    The Message Does Count World Youth Day was never just about Pope John Paul II. By Colleen Carroll Campbell The conventional wisdom of secular journalists has long held that World Youth Day is a "Catholic Woodstock" born under Pope John Paul II and sustained by his personal charisma. The millions of young Catholics who have flocked to this global faith celebration for more than two decades like to party together and loved their late pope. But his defense of orthodox theology and traditional morality was never part of the appeal. That explanation — that World Youth Day gatherings were successful...
  • Tomb of Pope John Paul the Great

    07/21/2005 7:10:20 PM PDT · by Teófilo · 14 replies · 653+ views
    Folks, Mr. Benito Rivacoba, a friend of my friend Jorge Franchi, visited Rome recently and went to St. Peter's Basilica, where he had the blessing of visiting the final resting place of the Servant of God, Pope John Paul the Great. He took the picture to the right which I now I am sharing with all of you. The tomb is a white slab of marble with gray streaks, tucked into an arched alcove, a leafy potted lily at the top and a small red candle burning at the bottom. A marble relief of the Madonna and Child hangs on...
  • Sainthood bid opens for John Paul

    06/28/2005 3:47:02 PM PDT · by Panerai · 194+ views
    BBC News ^ | Tuesday, 28 June, 2005
    The Catholic Church has launched the official process which may culminate in a sainthood for the late Pope John Paul II with a service in Rome. The mass to nominate John Paul for beatification marks the penultimate step on the path to becoming a saint. Members of a special commission - including a latter-day "Devil's Advocate" whose job is to challenge any claim - swore secrecy and probity. The commission will sift possible evidence of a miracle by the late Pope. Fast-track During the mass at the cathedral of St John Lateran, the words of Cardinal Camillo Ruini were interrupted...
  • Black-robed Robin Hoods - (picture Ruth Bader Ginsberg in snug green tights, for starters..WOW!)

    06/27/2005 10:45:35 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 27 replies · 1,369+ views
    WORLD NET DAILY.COM ^ | JUNE 26, 2005 | BARBARA SIMPSON
    Picture this: Ruth Bader Ginsberg wearing a snug, green outfit, complete with tights. Then picture four of her high-court compatriots, John Paul Stevens, David Souter, Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer doing the same. It's a tough visual, I admit, but given their property-rights ruling, we now know what those members of the U.S. Supreme Court must be wearing under their black robes. Think "jolly, old England" and the fellow in the green outfit who stole from the rich to give to the poor. He didn't do it alone. Robin Hood had his band of merry men to help. It wasn't...
  • Secretary Didn't Burn John Paul's Notes

    06/04/2005 8:23:30 AM PDT · by RushCrush · 137 replies · 1,589+ views
    AP ^ | 06-04-2005 | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
    WARSAW, Poland - Pope John Paul II's longtime private secretary said Saturday he did not burn the late pontiff's notes as his will demanded, arguing that the papers contain "great riches" and should instead be preserved. Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz, who worked with the pope from 1966 until his death earlier this year, told Polish state radio there are "quite a lot of manuscripts on various issues," but he offered no details. "Nothing has been burned," Dziwisz said. "Nothing is fit for burning, everything should be preserved and kept for history, for the future generations — every single sentence." "These are...
  • How Bishop Anthony Pilla Conned Pope John Paul the Great

    05/04/2005 8:48:33 PM PDT · by Akron Al · 61 replies · 5,007+ views
    http://theclevelandcatacombs.blogspot.com/ ^ | May 5, 2005 | Brother Solanus
    Following years of vocal protests all the way to Rome concerning the existence of the heretical group Futurechurch's national headquarters on property owned by the Diocese of Cleveland, Bishop Anthony Pilla issued a phony statement condemning Futurechurch just days before his final ad limina visit with Pope John Paul II. Sadly, Pilla had no intent of enforcing the phony statement which was never enforced and the national headquarters of Futurechurch remains on diocese of Cleveland property From http://www.futurechurch.org/ : FutureChurch 15800 Montrose Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44111 USA Phone: 216.228.0869 | Fax: 216.228.4872 E-mail: info@futurechurch.org _______________________________ From http://www.cleveland.catholicnet.com/parish/stmark/ St. Mark Church...
  • 85 percent of Poles want John Paul II to be country's patron saint: poll

    04/18/2005 12:27:32 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 8 replies · 391+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 18, 2005 | AFP
    WARSAW (AFP) - Eighty- five percent of Poles would like their beloved native son, the late pope John Paul II, to be named the country's patron saint, according to an opinion poll released. Just eight percent of those asked opposed the idea of proclaiming John Paul II the patron saint of the predominantly Catholic country, according to the survey of 800 people conducted by the Pentor institute on April 13. John Paul II, born Karol Wojtyla in the southern Polish town of Wadowice in 1920, died on April 2 at age 84. Poland currently has three patron saints, Adalbert, Stanislas...
  • the late Pope's last poem

    04/14/2005 7:25:45 PM PDT · by PandaRosaMishima · 173+ views
    This isn't original with me; found it from another forum. All the same, the idea I find uplifting. This is (supposedly) attributed to the late Pope John Paul II: I love you, With my every breath, With all I have left, From the deepest depths, Of my heart, I love you. With all of my strength, With a thousand miles' length, Every thought I think, And each, I love you. For the length of forever, As long as I can remember, Through good and bad weather, For always, I love you. When no one is there, When you think no...
  • Light a candle to compile a memorium

    04/11/2005 1:55:36 AM PDT · by Vaolo · 163+ views
    Vaolo
    I saw this site : www.candleforpope.com, they want to compile a CD with all messages for John Paul two, and send it to every one wich want it, for the cost of the CD and delivery. They experience that for 1 year. ping your people about that.
  • Maker of ‘Popemobile’ charged with tax evasion

    04/08/2005 9:14:42 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 8 replies · 1,148+ views
    philstar.com ^ | 4 8 05 | Jose Rodel Clapano And Des Ferriols
    Tax evasion charges were filed yesterday before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against the makers of the bulletproof "Popemobile" used by Pope John Paul II during World Youth Day celebrations in Manila in January 1995. The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) lodged the complaint against the two top officials of Italcar Pilipinas who are also owners of Francisco Motors Corp. (FMC), which assembled the vehicle, and the comptroller of Italcar. BIR Commissioner Guillermo Parayno Jr. said Italcar Pilipinas, a wholly owned subsidiary of FMC, is engaged in the importation and sale of motor vehicles. Charged were Fernando Francisco, managing director,...
  • Calls for Sainthood As Pope Laid to Rest

    04/08/2005 7:21:11 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies · 902+ views
    ABC News | AP ^ | 4/8/05 | Niko Price
    Apr. 8, 2005 - With presidents and kings looking on, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims in St. Peter's Square sang, applauded and chanted for the church to declare John Paul II a saint as the pope was laid to rest Friday in an unprecedented gathering of the mighty and the meek. John Paul, who spread his message of peace to all corners of the planet, was buried among his predecessors back to the apostle Peter while tens of millions followed the funeral rites in their homes, in overflowing churches and on giant television screens set up in fields, sports stadiums...
  • The Holy Father Performed a Miracle in Mexico in 1990

    04/07/2005 2:14:13 PM PDT · by Macoraba · 64 replies · 1,273+ views
    Pope John Paul II, while on a visit in Mexico in 1990, has reportedly healed a boy with cancer? The boy who was diagnosed with leukemia, was declared terminally ill by doctors. He is now 19 years old and is in good health. During the Pope's visit, his parents pushed themselves through the crowd and presented their then 3 year old son to the Pontiff's arms and asked the Pope to bless him. Then John Paul whispered something to the boy. To the doctors' surprise afterwards, he was now cured from the dreaded disease. The doctors attest to the miraculous...
  • New Litany of the Saints from the Pope's Funeral

    04/08/2005 9:36:06 AM PDT · by Siobhan · 45 replies · 15,817+ views
    EWTN ^ | J+M+J April A.D. 2005 | The Holy See
    'New' Litany of the Saints from the Papal Funeral Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro eo Sancta Maria, Mater Ecclesiæ, ora pro eo Sancta Maria, Salus populi Romani, ora pro eo Sancti Michael, Gabriel et Raphael, orate pro eo Omnes sancti Angeli, orate pro eo Sancte Ioseph, ora pro eo Sancte Ioannes Baptista, ora pro eo Omnes Sancti Patriarchæ et Prophetæ, orate pro eo Sancti Petre et Paule, orate pro eo Sancte Andrea, ora pro eo Sancti Ioannes et Iacobe, orate pro eo Sancte Thoma, ora pro eo Sancte Matthæe, ora pro eo Sancte Matthia, ora pro eo Sancte Luca,...
  • Faithful Pack Vatican for Pope John Paul II's Funeral

    04/08/2005 8:24:52 AM PDT · by Siobhan · 21 replies · 1,058+ views
    Fox News ^ | J+M+J Friday, 8 April A.D. 2005 | Various
    VATICAN CITY — Pope John Paul II received an emotional farewell Friday from pilgrims, prelates, presidents, prime ministers and kings after millions flocked to Rome for one last look at the deceased pontiff. Applause rang out in the wind-whipped St Peter's Square as John Paul's plain cypress coffin, adorned with a cross and an "M" for the Virgin Mary, was brought out from St. Peter's Basilica and placed on a carpet in front of the altar. The book of the Gospel was placed on the coffin and the wind lifted the pages. Nearly 1 million people prayed in a Polish...
  • France Urged to Skip Official Papal Honors

    04/08/2005 5:14:54 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 15 replies · 568+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 8, 2005 | ELAINE SCIOLINO
    PARIS, April 7 - France may be a predominantly Roman Catholic country, but it is also officially secular, with separation of church and state one of its most sacred tenets. So while the death of Pope John Paul II has brought widespread mourning, there has also been pressure on the French Republic not to honor him officially. For the moment, the political instinct to please voters has won out: the government is marking the pope's passing in a variety of ways across France, and President Jacques Chirac and his wife, Bernadette, will attend the funeral Mass at the Vatican on...
  • "The most extraordinary moment in a week of extraordinary moments."

    04/08/2005 1:16:10 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 1 replies · 315+ views
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | April 7, 2005 | Father Peter Mitchell
    "The most extraordinary moment in a week of extraordinary moments." Here is a long, and extraordinary e-mail from a priest in Rome, Father Peter Mitchell, forwarded to me from one of his friends. Read it all: 6 April 2005 Rome It is impossible to describe the conditions in this city. As I write, helicopters are hovering overhead, traffic is backed up down the entire Corso Vittorio Emmanuele leading through the heart of the city towards the Vatican, and it is said that up to 600,000 people are in line to view the body of John Paul II, with well over...
  • DRUDGE: Carter was told no former presidents were going to pope funeral says Andrea Mitchell

    04/06/2005 3:07:55 PM PDT · by Donna Lee Nardo · 216 replies · 7,112+ views
    Matt Drudge ^ | 4/6/05 | Matt Drudge
    NBC, ANDREA MITCHELL: Carter was told no former presidents were going to pope funeral... Developing...
  • The Rearguard Pope

    04/07/2005 9:08:51 AM PDT · by Clemenza · 63 replies · 1,096+ views
    National Review ^ | 4/7/05 | John Derbyshire
    April 07, 2005, 10:43 a.m. The Rearguard Pope One man vs. a posthuman tsunami. I am not a Roman Catholic. In fact, I was raised in the old English tradition to think of the Roman Church as a sinister continental conspiracy — hatchet-faced Jesuits in purple robes, lurking in dark corridors, muttering subversion in Latin — to deprive honest Englishmen of their liberties. A few years’ acquaintance with the world showed me the absurdity of all that. Philip II of Spain has been dead for a very long time, and the great enemies of liberty in our own age have...
  • The Next Pope Should Clean House

    04/05/2005 5:35:54 AM PDT · by Teófilo · 262 replies · 2,829+ views
    The sooner, the better...I have seen underneath the surface of the mainstream media coverage of the passing of Pope John Paul the Great, a curious counter-current aimed at diminishing the Pontiff's achievements during his reign. As far as the reporting goes, they represent but a dissenting trickle, but interesting still regarding their chosen pet peeves. The Washington Times quotes some of them: Joy Barnes, head of the Women's Ordination Conference, a Catholic group that supports the ordination of female priests, said, "The church took significant steps backward in the struggle for women's equality" under John Paul.Linda Pieczynski, a spokeswoman for...
  • The Pope has blood on his hands

    04/04/2005 9:02:42 AM PDT · by 1066AD · 360 replies · 6,689+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4/4/2005 | Terry Eagleton
    The Pope has blood on his hands The Pope did great damage to the church, and to countless Catholics Terry Eagleton Monday April 4, 2005 Guardian John Paul II became Pope in 1978, just as the emancipatory 60s were declining into the long political night of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. As the economic downturn of the early 70s began to bite, the western world made a decisive shift to the right, and the transformation of an obscure Polish bishop from Karol Wojtyla to John Paul II was part of this wider transition. The Catholic church had lived through its...
  • Altered Litany of the Saints from Clementine Chapel to St. Peter's

    04/04/2005 8:40:50 AM PDT · by Siobhan · 28 replies · 646+ views
    wireless | Solemnity of the Annunciation A.D. 2005 | Siobhan
    I have just noticed that the Litany of the Saints was changed profoundly for the moving of the Body of Pope John Paul the Great from the Clementine Chapel to St. Peter's.St. Mary Magdalene (apostola apostolorum) was listed with the Apostles instead of with the female saints. St. Barnabas was moved after St. Mark etc. The inclusion of St. Boniface(!) as well as St. Stanislaus.I knew there would be differences for the Holy Father, but these changes were very striking.
  • The Holy Father's Funeral will be on Friday

    04/04/2005 4:15:52 AM PDT · by tjwmason · 115 replies · 4,316+ views
    The Daily Telegraph announces that the Pope's funeral will take place on Friday, 8a.m. G.M.T.
  • NYT Front Page - Sunday, April 3, 2005: Pope John Paul II Dies at 84

    04/02/2005 9:52:18 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 9 replies · 641+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 3, 2005
  • The Soul at Rest

    04/02/2005 3:29:54 PM PST · by Brian_Baldwin · 3 replies · 316+ views
    opinion | 01/02/05 | brianbaldwin
    When you travel from one region to another in this world, there is little rest. ou pack your bags, your plan your travel, you travel the road, sea, or sky, here and there you go, each night of your sleep you must plan your accommodation, your meals, agendas, schedules, time tables, on it goes. When you travel in this world, there is no rest. But when one travels the other world, taking a man onward in moral progress that makes him godly, the travel that transports him from the material realm, or even just the moral realm, to the spiritual...
  • Stay with us, Lord! (cf. Lk 24:29) - URBI ET ORBI MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE JOHN PAUL II

    04/02/2005 3:05:04 PM PST · by Siobhan · 16 replies · 435+ views
    The Holy See ^ | Easter Sunday, 27 March 2005 | Pope John Paul the Great
    1. Mane nobiscum, Domine! Stay with us, Lord! (cf. Lk 24:29) With these words, the disciples on the road to Emmaus invited the mysterious Wayfarer to stay with them, as the sun was setting on that first day of the week when the incredible had occurred. According to his promise, Christ had risen; but they did not yet know this. Nevertheless, the words spoken by the Wayfarer along the road made their hearts burn within them. So they said to him: "Stay with us". Seated around the supper table, they recognized him in the "breaking of bread" - and...