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Cathédrale Saint-Paul, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Cathédrale Saint-Paul, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire is one of the largest Cathedrals in the world, it is the second largest in Africa. The cathedral is one of the few examples of brutalist Churches in Africa. 504 more words

Africa

A Papal Defense of Marriage

Pope John Paul II directed Cardinal Carlo Caffarra to establish the Pontifical Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. This is a bedrock issue for the Catholic Church. 924 more words

Christian

Silent Bible Revolution in the Vatican

Jerome’s Vulgate rejected by Rome after 1600 years 

Rome – For more than a thousand years the Vulgate was the ‘authorized version’ of Western Christianity. Not anymore.Vatican II initiated a silent revolution which has now replaced the ancient Vulgate with a new translation. 2,869 more words

Bible

Pope John Paul II: "It is Jesus that you seek"

“It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is He who reads in your heart your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle. 60 more words

Religious/Theological Reflections

Michael Novak - Catholic Scholar and “celestial philosopher”

“Capitalism forms morally better people than socialism does,” Mr. Novak said in a 2007 interview with Crisis, a magazine he and the scholar Ralph McInerny founded in 1982. 566 more words

Socialism

Michael Novak - Catholic Scholar and “celestial philosopher"

“Capitalism forms morally better people than socialism does,” Mr. Novak said in a 2007 interview with Crisis, a magazine he and the scholar Ralph McInerny founded in 1982. 566 more words

Social Justice

John Paul II's parents: He couldn't have wished for a better mom and dad

“Could you open the window, please? I want Lolek to hear a song in praise of the Holy Virgin,” said Karol Wojtyła’s mother shortly after giving birth to her son. 726 more words

Spirituality