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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...
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...
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...
Russian Orthodox bell returned to Kodiak

...chief of the Los Angeles International Airport Police Department, led the attempt and had a brief encounter with Pope John Paul II during a visit to California. The Pope approved the loan, but the bell was never brought to Alaska due to complications...
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...
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...
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...
Servant of the Servants of God

...interest and nature of the Catholic Church. Another example of the universality of the Church was at the time of Pope John Paul II's death, when the world experienced the largest funeral in the history of mankind. However, during this current...
For everything there is a season" (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...
The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members

...not yet the case in our society. In an address to participants at an international symposium on Down syndrome, Pope John Paul II said, "The increasing use of selective abortion as a means of preventing the birth of handicapped children requires...


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