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The position of the Catholic Church is necessarily consistent with the position espoused by the pope, which position can also be described as having evolved since the middle of the twentieth century as: Pope Pius XII stated in his encyclical Humani Generis (1950) that there was no opposition between evolution and the doctrine of the faith and that he ...


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Pope Francis' revision of the Catechism does not contradict John Paul II's thinking on this issue, especially as seen in the encyclical Evangelium Vitae. Francis' revision is just finishing the work that John Paul II began regarding capital punishment. Therefore Francis has not 'trumped' Evangelium Vitae. Pope John Paul II First, let's have another look ...


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No one knows for sure where Pope St John Paul II the Great got the inspiration to add the Luminous Mysteries to the Rosary. The history of the Rosary shows a wide variety of styles, due to the unique inspirations of an individual or even a Religious Order. St John Eudes (1601-1680) is a good example of employing different ways of using a rosary in one's life ...


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Simple Answer: Pope Francis put more emphasis on Evengelium Vitae by removing the gray area of subjectivity when He says "all". Pope St. John Paul II expressed the desire to limits while Pope Francis fulfills the desire of Evangelium Vitae to completely align the 'death penalty abolition" in line with core message of the Gospel which is Redemption is an ...


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When visiting Rome, it is quite a common thing to see pilgrims and tourists buying souvenirs either close to the Vatican or right in Vatican City itself. Buying a souvenir of the reigning Sovereign Pontiff is very popular when near the Vatican. Traditionally any medal of a reigning pope will have his image on one side. In the case of the medallion at hand ...


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The apparent 'contradiction' you seem to note needn't be a 'contradiction'. I'll illuminate on that point. In our 21st century eyes, Israel is the nation located in the Middle East. But in biblical language, 'Israel' is more precisely the people whom God graces and interacts with through covenants. God's promise is to 'Israel'. It should be understood ...


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This is something I argue every few months. 😳👉It's inconvenient I wish he didn't do it. 👉Isaiah 65:5 and Isaiah 29:21 BUT ... Here is my input on it. Motive is the first attribute required for any validity in the accusation. We can't tell John Paul's action or motive by the picture. But we do know what John Paul's characteristic response to Islam. So that ...


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The book that the pope appears to be kissing looks like no Qur'an I have ever seen. The symbol on the cover is enough like that on the cover of my own copy of the Qur'an (no I am not a Muslim), but does not seem to be identifiably Islamic. The problem with identity is that the 'book' looks more like a binder or outer cover - when you zoom in, it seems to be ...


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Please consider this only the start of an answer, I don't know too much about it and the Internet isn't much help. My wife and I participated in a Marriage Encounter Weekend, part of Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) this weekend and it was mentioned the idea of "Little Churches". In the back of the booklet there was a timeline that gave the progression ...


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Clearly, St John Paul II would not have been the first to think of the idea that public life of Jesus had not been adequately represented in the traditional Rosary. I remember to have heard it from a humble Carmelite priest of Kerala, Southern India in 1983, with the exception that the priest had proposed inclusion of the resurrection of Lazarus as one of ...


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Yes, it is true. Chapter 9 ("The Blessed Sacrament") from Jason Evert's 2014 book Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves reproduced here has this quote: The Holy Father often spent hours at a time writing before the Blessed Sacrament. He explained: I have always been convinced that the chapel is a place of special inspiration. What a ...


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Can a lay person or a group of lay faithful petition the Pope (Vatican) to de-canonize a Saint in light of new findings? The short answer is yes. But I doubt it will go very far. The canonization of a saint seems to imply the papal privilege of infallibility. But if one believes that they have a genuine case to the contrary, then one always free to petition ...


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No. "Theology of the Body," originally called "Catechesis on Human Love," is based on the philosophies of phenomenology and personalism (basically humanism), contradicting Thomistic teaching on several points: Against Summa Theologica II-II q. 151 a. 1 co., which saysChastity takes its name from the fact that reason "chastises" concupiscence […] the ...


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St. John Paul II once stated that we are now nearing the final confrontation. “We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church ...


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"Ioannes Paulus II Pont[ifex] Max[imus]" means "John Paul II Supreme Pontiff". It's hard to tell what the verso is, but perhaps it's St. Peter passing his keys to John Paul II.


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Has Pope Benedict XVI or Pope St. John Paul II written anything extensively (or even informally supported any author) on the subject of the Antichrist and the end times? Answer YES! Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI had clearly prophesied the future of the Vatican II Church in line with CCC675, CCC676 & CCC6777. The future of Vatican II Church according to Pope ...


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Does Pope Francis' rewording on the subject of capital punishment in the Catechism trump those of Pope John Paul II's encyclical Evangelium vitae? The short answer is no, but Pope Francis unfortunately destabilized the traditional teaching and made murkier the Magisterium's position regarding capital punishment, according to Edward Feser, a traditional ...


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OP quoting John Paul II "All, believers and non - believers alike, need to learn a silence that allows the Other to speak when and how he wishes, and allows us to understand his words." The meaning of "the Other" in context would refer to a believer's or non-believer's God.


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