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Bl. John Paul II: “it is very difficult to speak of obsession” concerning abortion

I picked this quote up from a piece by my friend Fr. George Rutler, who recently wrote about “obsessing”. There are those who would stifle the Pro-Life cause by calling it a single-issue obsession. Few would say that about the … Continue reading

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2nd miracle for John Paul II takes another step forward

One news source I saw this morning says that the theologians who are consultants for the Congregation for Causes of Saints have put their stamp of approval on a second miracle for Bl. John Paul II. Without going into details … Continue reading

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2nd miracle for Bl. John Paul II?

Andrea Tornielli reports at Vatican Insider: The Vatican doctors approve the miracle to make Wojtyla a saint “A saint now!” The canonisation of Wojtyla is getting closer quickly and it could be celebrated next October. In fact, in the past … Continue reading

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A face only the sculptor could love

Remember this? Direct from an episode of Doctor Who, comes this new statue at the Stazione Termini in Rome. Some people think it is monstrous. I am one of them. The sculptor is defending his work. From CNA: John Paul … Continue reading

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New statue of John Paul II in Rome – WDTPRS POLL

At Rome’s main train station today, the Stazione Termini, there was unveiled a 5 meter high bronze statue of Bl. John Paul. What do you think of this statue?  Romans are divided, but not equally divided. [wp_youtube]_QPxfoLx1SQ[/wp_youtube] Chose your answer … Continue reading

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30 years ago today

John Paul believed that the Blessed Mother, on her feast day as Our Lady of Fatima, saved his life. 30 years ago today. The moment of the shot was 1717 Rome time, 1317 EDT.

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“Pope Attacks Pathologies of Faith and Reason!” – ANALYSIS

On the site of the American Spectator my friend the great Samuel Gregg, of Acton Institute, has a piece about Pope Benedict which I bring to your attention with my emphases and comments. Benedict XVI: In No One’s Shadow By … Continue reading

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When Popes get angry.

I found this on Spirit Daily which doesn’t link here nearly often enough This is an article entitled Bl. John Paul’s former personal secretary, Stanislaw Card. Dziwisz, now Archbishop of Krakow, spoke of two times the late Pope got angry. … Continue reading

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Not “your” body? Not your “choice”!

I found this on Fallible Blogma. I want to add a note. One of the things we were reminded of during the pontificate of Bl. John Paul II was that we are our bodies. His “theology of the body” served … Continue reading

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Hans Kung on the Beatification: making irony redundant

The NCFishwrap’s editor is advertising a hit piece in The Irish Times: Hans Kung’s reaction to the Beatification of Bl. John Paul II A sample with my emphases: […] In an interview last weekend with German daily the Frankfurter Rundschau … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s sermon for the beatification: “turning back with the strength of a titan – a strength which came to him from God – a tide which appeared irreversible”

The Holy Father’s sermon for the beatification of Bl. John Paul II. Benedict XVI does not do many beatifications.  He has delegated them to others, for the sake of underscoring that a beatification is not an infallible act. We join … Continue reading

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Office of Readings for Bl. John Paul II available

The Latin texts of the Office for Bl. John Paul II for the Liturgia Horarum are now posted on the Vatican website. Latin English

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22 October: a new feast day and an old feast day!

A long-time participant here just pointed out to me in my email that the new feast day designated for Bl. John Paul II, 22 October, is also the feast of Sts. Nunilo and Alodia! Nunilio and Alodia were 9th c. … Continue reading

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Sensible examination of the beatification, the Assisi meeting and ecumenism

There is a very smart post over at The Sensible Bond. He deals with the beatification and the Assisi meeting and the important question of what ecumenism is. My usual treatment is applied. Blogging from the geopolitical epicentre of the … Continue reading

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Collect for the Commemoration of Bl. John Paul II

When a person is beatified their “cult” or the public liturgical observance of the person is normally restricted to the place most closely associated with the blessed’s life and work or the blessed’s religious institute, if a member. The liturgical … Continue reading

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