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125 Moments: 070 Pope John Paul II


On October 5, 1979, Sir Georg Solti led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony at Holy Name Cathedral, given in honor of… 94 more words

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 67


Wednesday 9 October 2002

Psalm 66
“God is offering His salvation to the whole world”

1. Now we have just heard the voice of the ancient Psalmist, who sang a joyful song of thanksgiving to the Lord. 873 more words


"Blessed is she who believed" - Mary's veil of faith

The word “veil” can have many meanings. A veil can cover the face, the head, or an object; it can cover, conceal, or separate. In ancient Jewish tradition a veil in the Holy of Holies in the Temple separated sinful man from the presence of God dwelling in the midst of His People. 801 more words

The Pope Speaks Of Satan And Evil

This excerpt was written before Karol Józef Wojtyła’s passage to the Otherworld, and certainly before his elevation to sainthood. He had his part to play in my novel, Places of Evil, where my characters confront, and combat, Satan.   2,319 more words

Finishing Pope John Paul II Award.

This week I finished my Pope John Paul II, I had my community hours completed for a whole now and to complete them I did voluntary shop  work in local shops, I also took part in a the Columba Community House project in the IOSAS Centre where i was a guide at follow the star trail, I also finished off my hours by giving up my time to help out at an after school club in a local National school. 59 more words

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Sibley: Charisma has its place, but it can't replace courage in politics

Sociologist Max Weber once observed that modern politics requires charismatic leaders who can respond to people’s sense of alienation in an increasingly rationalized, regulated and bureaucratic world. 627 more words


So Many "Peace Experts," so Little Peace

by Michael Gallagher

Michael Gallagher, a coeval of Sr. Megan and a former Jesuit seminarian, served as a paratrooper during the Korean War.  His book on Catholic activists, The Laws of Heaven, won the National Jesuit Book Award in theology in 1992, and his translation of Yukio Mishima’s Spring Snow was a finalist for the National Book Award in translation in 1972. 558 more words

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