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  • POPE FRANCIS MARKS “DAY FOR LIFE” WITH ABORTION LANGUAGE CONDEMNED BY JP II

    02/07/2017 3:17:22 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Voice of the Family ^ | February 7, 2017
    Pope Francis has marked the “day for life” in Italy by adopting the abortion lobby’s euphemism “interruption of pregnancy” in place of language that accurately describes the killing of unborn children. In his message the Holy Father does speak some welcome words, encouraging “courageous educational action in favour of human life” and reminding the gathered crowds that “every life is sacred”. Unfortunately rather than refer to abortion he adopts terminology used by the abortion industry. In fact, the form of words used by Pope Francis is specifically condemned by Pope John Paul II in his encyclical letter Evangelium Vitae:“Especially in...
  • Amoris Laetitia Footnote Contradicts Church’s Tradition, Says Leading German Philosopher

    04/29/2016 5:49:37 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 4/28/16 | Staff Reporter
    Robert Spaemann said Communion was a 'yes or no' question and that the Pope's document could lead to a schismRobert Spaemann, one of the foremost living Catholic philosophers, has said Amoris Laetitia contradicts the traditional teaching of the Church. In an interview with the German Catholic News Agency, Spaemann says that most of Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation is in line with the Church’s teaching – although some sections are capable of being read otherwise. However, Spaemann says that paragraph 305, when read with its accompanying footnote 351, “directly contradicts [widerspricht direkt] paragraph 84 of John Paul II’s letter Familiaris Consortio.”...
  • Pope Francis meets ‘Red Cleric’ who was exiled by Pope John Paul II

    09/03/2015 10:01:39 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 8 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 9/2/15 | David Gibson
    Anyone looking to understand the decades-long struggle between Catholic progressives and the late Pope John Paul II – who was aided in his conservative renewal by his theological wingman, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI – could do no better than reviewing the tale of French Bishop Jacques Gaillot. Gaillot was named bishop of the Diocese of Evreux, west of Paris, in 1982, in the early years of John Paul’s pontificate, and Gaillot quickly came to stand as a symbol of the sort of social activist bishop – and theological liberal – that the Polish pope sought to...
  • Poles honor Reagan, John Paul with statue

    06/02/2015 10:08:54 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 14 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne Australia) ^ | Aug 2, 2012 | Vanessa Gera
    (Aug 2, 2012) POLISH officials have unveiled a statue of former President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II, honouring 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 organising or taking part in strikes against the communist regime. The bronze statue, erected in the lush seaside President Ronald Reagan Park, is a slightly larger-than-life rendering of the...
  • Liberation theology’s founder basks in a belated rehabilitation under Pope Francis

    05/08/2015 12:34:46 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 4 replies
    U.S. Catholic ^ | 5/7/15 | David Gibson
    It used to be that just saying the words “liberation theology” around Catholics was enough to start a schism-level fight, or at least raise a red flag in Rome. The theological movement that focused on the poor emerged out of the church’s social justice ferment in the 1960s, but it was always viewed by conservatives as an irredeemably Marxist version of the gospel. Worse, they said it was a tool of Soviet communists who were using the Roman Catholic Church to foment revolution in Latin America and beyond, and at the very height of the Cold War. The 1978 election...
  • Statue of St. John Paul II at Notre Dame [Paris] is 'Gift of the Russian People'

    11/01/2014 6:07:17 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    A bronze statue of St. John Paul II has been placed in the gardens of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, as “gift of the Russian people.” Sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, the president of the Russian Art Academy, said that the statue, which stands nearly 12 feet tall, shows the character of the Polish Pontiff as a man who “reflects the tragedy and contradictory character of the 20th century,” and a spiritual leader “who personified universal conscience.” Russian sculptor Tsereteli to open a monument to John Paul II at Notre-Dame de Paris (Interfax)
  • St. John Paul II Was a Marvel Comic Book Hero In the ’80s

    10/24/2014 9:31:52 AM PDT · by millegan
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    <p>New York City’s subways had five days of record ridership last month, and those in charge of the public transportation system have seized on the increased usage to push their multi-billion dollar capital plan.</p> <p>The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Wednesday that the subway system broke its single-day ridership record on five days last month.</p>
  • Pope John Paull II on the US Constitution and Freedom

    09/17/2013 2:15:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | 9/17/2013 | Donald R. McClarey
    Interesting reflections for a Constitution Day courtesy of remarks made by Pope John Paul II to President Reagan on September 10, 1987 during the Pope’s visit to the US: Mr President, 1. I am grateful for the great courtesy that you  extend to me by coming personally to meet me in this city of Miami. Thank you  for this gesture of kindness and respect. On my part I cordially greet you as the  elected Chief Executive of the United States of America. In addressing you I  express my own deep respect for the constitutional structure of this  democracy, which you are...
  • Pope Francis makes history with dual canonization of Pope John XXIII, Pope John Paul II

    04/27/2014 6:45:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | FoxNews.com
    VATICAN CITY –  Pope Francis declared Popes John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday in an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square.Never before have a reigning pope and a retired pope celebrated Mass together in public, much less at an event honoring two of their most famous predecessors.Benedict's presence was a reflection of the balancing act that Francis envisioned when he decided to canonize John and John Paul together, showing the unity of the Catholic Church by honoring popes beloved by...
  • Man crushed by giant crucifix dedicated to Pope

    04/27/2014 5:25:27 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 11 replies
    iTV ^ | 24APR2014 | Staff Writer
    A man has been crushed to death after a giant crucifix dedicated to Pope John Paul II collapsed, just days before a historic Papal canonisation in Rome. The 30-metre-high (98ft) wooden and concrete cross fell during a ceremony in the Italian Alpine village of Cevo, near Brescia. Another man was taken to hospital. The structure was dedicated to John Paul II on his visit to the region in 1998. In a strange co-incidence, the 21-year-old man named as Marco Gusmini by local media, was reported to live in a street named after Pope John XXIII – who will also be...
  • President Clinton Refused to Take Pope John Paul II Phone Call

    04/27/2014 4:43:38 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | APRIL 26, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    Broadcasting live from the Holy See, President Clinton’s former Ambassador to the Vatican, Ray Flynn, told Breitbart News Saturday host Stephen K. Bannon that Clinton refused to take a call from the man greatly responsible for the dismantling of the "Evil Empire," Pope John Paul II.
  • Images of the Priest in the Life and Thought of John Paul II

    04/26/2014 12:58:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    InsightScroop.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | George Weigel
    Images of the Priest in the Life and Thought of John Paul II Images of the Priest in the Life and Thought of John Paul II | George Weigel | HPRIf there is one great truth to be learned from the luminous, world-transforming priestly ministry that Karol Wojty³a, Pope John Paul II, gave to the Church, it is this: a true priestly vocation begins with a commitment to radical discipleship.It has been nine years since the remarkable events that unfolded between February and April, 2005—and still our minds and imaginations, and perhaps our prayers as well, come back, time and...
  • 2 LIVING POPES TO HONOR 2 DEAD ONES: THE CEREMONY

    04/26/2014 11:59:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 26, 2014 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- In a historic match-up of papacies past and present, Pope Francis and emeritus Pope Benedict XVI will honor Popes John XXIII and John Paul II in the first ever canonization of two popes. For such a momentous occasion, the ceremony is actually quite short and surprisingly straightforward, with the added benefit that the relics of the two new saints will be presented for universal veneration by the church for the first time. Here are five things to look for - though beware, the rite is celebrated mostly in Latin, the official language of the Catholic Church.
  • Woman healed by John Paul II's intercession recounts miracle

    04/25/2014 1:29:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | April 25, 2014 | Marta Jimenez and Elise Harris
    Floribeth Mora Diaz in Rome for the canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII, April 24, 2014. Credit: Marta Jimenez. Rome, Italy, Apr 25, 2014 / 10:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Floribeth Mora Diaz, the Costa Rican woman whose healing through the intercession of Bl. John Paul II paved the way for his canonization Sunday, describes the incident as being a rebirth. "That was the day I was born again: May 1, 2011," Mora told CNA April 24. In April 2011, Mora had been diagnosed with a serious brain aneurism and been given a month to live. Mora explained that...
  • Man crushed to death by giant crucifix dedicated to Pope (To be Canonised Sunday)

    04/24/2014 3:13:43 PM PDT · by equalator · 16 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 4-24-14 | Nick Squires
    An Italian man was crushed to death on Thursday by a giant crucifix dedicated to the late Pope John Paul II, just days before the Polish pontiff will be made a saint in a ceremony at the Vatican. In a bizarre coincidence, the 21-year-old man was reported to have been living in a street named after Pope John XXIII – who will also be canonised in the ceremony on Sunday, in an event that is unprecedented in the 2,000 year history of the Catholic Church. The man, named as Marco Gusmini, was posing for a photograph with a group of...
  • Giant Pope John Paul II Crucifix Collapses And Kills Young Man In Italy

    04/24/2014 12:34:37 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 24 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 4/24/14 | Yasmine Hafiz
    <p>Just two days before the canonization of Pope John Paul II, a giant crucifix erected in his honor collapsed in Italy, crushing a young man and killing him, according to ANSA.</p> <p>A piece of the 30-meter (98-foot) high wooden crucifix fell down during an event near the village of Cevo, in northern Italy, instantly killing the 21-year-old man. The Jesus Christ figure attached to the cross is six meters high and weighs 600 kg, according to AFP.</p>
  • St. John Paul II: The 20th Century’s Greatest Dissident

    04/24/2014 10:21:36 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 3 replies
    http://www.patheos.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Tod Worner
    Solzhenitsyn. Havel. Bonhoeffer. Kolakowski. These names are forever lionized in the pantheon of noble dissidents. And rightfully so. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn catalogued the heinous abuses of the Soviet labor camp experience in his greatest work, The Gulag Archipelago. Vaclav Havel endured isolation and harassment as an outspoken playwright who penned the razor-sharp analysis of life under oppressive Czech Communist stooges in his essay The Power of the Powerless. Dietrich Bonhoeffer helped found a Protestant Confessing Church objecting to the Nazification of his former denomination. He then went on to write his seminal work, The Cost of Discipleship, which objected to “cheap...
  • John Paul II enabled abuse, should not be canonized

    04/21/2014 3:55:23 PM PDT · by TigerTown · 66 replies
    USA Today | April 21, 2014 | Brett M. Decker
    Link only included due to copyright restrictions: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/04/21/pope-saint-johnpaulii-easter-sex-abuse-column/7980347/
  • LETTER OF POPE JOHN PAUL II TO WOMEN

    LETTER OF POPE JOHN PAUL II TO WOMEN I greet you all most cordially, women throughout the world! I am writing this letter to each one of you as a sign of solidarity and gratitude on the eve of the Fourth World Conference on Women, to be held in Beijing this coming September. Before all else, I wish to express my deep appreciation to the United Nations Organization for having sponsored this very significant event. The Church desires for her part to contribute to upholding the dignity, role and rights of women, not only by the specific work of the...
  • Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle

    04/19/2014 3:27:33 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 19, 2014 | JAVIER CORDOBA
    TRES RIOS, Costa Rica (AP) — On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul II in a newspaper. "Stand up," Mora recalls the image of the pope saying to her. "Don't be afraid." Mora, her doctors and the Catholic Church say her aneurysm disappeared that day in a miracle that cleared the way for the late pope to be declared a saint on April 27 in a ceremony at the Vatican where Mora will be a guest...