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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?

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 ...
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Does the Roman Catholic Church embrace theistic evolution?

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 ...
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Why did St. John Paul II add the Luminous Mysteries to the Rosary?

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 ...
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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?

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 ...
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I've heard it said that Pope St. John Paul II wrote in front of the blessed sacrament. Is this true?

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 ...
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What is the meaning behind this coin of Pope St. John Paul II?

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 ...
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Has the Vatican issued clarification for pictures which appear to show Pope St John Paul II kissing the Qur'an?

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 ...
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Is the Theology of the Body in line with traditional Thomistic teaching on marriage?

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 ...
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Why did St. John Paul II add the Luminous Mysteries to the Rosary?

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 ...
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Popes Benedict XVI or Pope St. John Paul II on the subject of the Antichrist and the end times?

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 ...
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What is the meaning behind this coin of Pope St. John Paul II?

"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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Can a lay person or a group of lay faithful petition the Pope (Vatican) to de-canonize a Saint in light of new findings?

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 ...
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How does the Catholic Church reconcile Matt 22:39 with Luke 14:26?

The Biblical meaning of "hate" In the Biblical era, the word "hate" (μισεω, miseo) has connotations seldom used today, see Abarim Publications's online Biblical Greek Dictionary ...
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Does the Personalistic Norm apply to Divine Persons?

Yes. Any being that has the quality of personhood should be treated with love. It matters not whether we conceive of God as three persons or one. God is a person (or persons) who loves each human ...
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How does the Catholic Church tell us to do reparation for our sins according to Church teachings?

How does the Catholic Church tell us to do reparation for our sins according to Church teachings? Reparation is the act or fact of making amends. It implies an attempt to restore things to their ...
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Popes Benedict XVI or Pope St. John Paul II on the subject of the Antichrist and the end times?

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 ...
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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?

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 ...
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Why did St. John Paul II add the Luminous Mysteries to the Rosary?

It came from Blessed Bartolo Longo. And this practice of Bl. Bartolo inspired St. John Paul II to add the Luminous Mysteries to the Rosary. Regarding the influence of Bl. Bartolo, JPII, in his letter ...
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The meaning of "The Other" in the writings by pope John Paul II

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 ...
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