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Pope Francis at 2-year mark

...Friday riding a wave of popularity that has reinvigorated the Catholic Church in ways not seen since the days of St. John Paul II. He's also entering a challenging third year, facing dissent from within on everything from financial reform to...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-13/pope-francis-2-year-mark
Not For Web
My Turn: Reflecting on two nights on call

...A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." Other religious leaders such as Pope John Paul II and influential politicians such as President Harry Truman have echoed these words, illuminating a notion of integrity...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-05/my-turn-reflecting-two-nights-call
Opinion
Outside editorial: End Haiti's despair

In March 1983, Pope John Paul II delivered a moving sermon in Haiti. Denouncing the...Haiti's future. "Something must change here," Pope John Paul II declared more than a quarter century ago. Its people...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/033110/opi_598534403.shtml
Opinion
Outside editorial: The Pope's message

...octogenarian - with a less ambitious itinerary. But, like John Paul II's 1979 tour, Benedict XVI's visit to New York and...General Assembly. In that speech, Benedict endorsed Pope John Paul II's call for a "greater degree of international ordering...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042308/opi_271345299.shtml
Mormon church bucks the trend

...are looking at within the Church Universal as a new evangelization," Burns said, explaining that starting with Pope John Paul II, there has been a goal to "really spark within the lives of people once again a personal relationship with Jesus Christ...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-11/mormon-church-bucks-trend
Local
For everything there is a season

...earth..." (Gen. 1:1) According to Blessed Pope John Paul II, whose canonization is likely imminent, "the poetic...dignity as persons. Let us return to the words of Bl. John Paul II, "the divine rest of the seventh day does not allude...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-06-23/everything-there-season
Opinion
A Bishop's Perspective: The heart of a community

...hand-made bowl as a reminder of all those in our community who are in need of food, hospitality and shelter.Pope John Paul II, who alongside Pope John XXIII is being canonized in Rome today as a saint, defined solidarity as "The firm and persevering...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-27/opinion-heart-community
Opinion
Analysis: Pope's revolution; not all are pleased with him

...emphasized, such as church doctrine on abortion, gay marriage and other issues frequently referenced by Benedict and Pope John Paul II.The Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, used the word "gay" for perhaps the first time in its 150-year...

http://juneauempire.com/nicole-winfield/2013-08-01/analysis-popes-revolution-not
A journey filled with hope

...spirit.World Youth Day began in 1984, when Blessed Pope John Paul II invited youth from around the world to Rome. While this...has remained a feature of every World Youth Day. Pope John Paul II recognized that young people naturally are hopeful...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-08-04/journey-filled-hope
Opinion
Pope criticizes church emphasis on abortion, gays

...Still, it was the pope's clearest declaration yet of a break in tone and style from his immediate predecessors.John Paul II and Benedict XVI were both intellectuals for whom doctrine was paramount, an orientation that guided the selection...

http://juneauempire.com/nicole-winfield/2013-09-20/pope-criticizes-church-emphas

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