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Apology for the Fourth Crusade

Image: Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I with Pope John Paul II.

The sack of Constantinople by armies of the Fourth Crusade in 1204 ranks as one of the odder and most lamentable events of the broader medieval crusading movement. 1,219 more words

May 26th: Personhood IV.


Yesterday, in our reflection, we ended by linking the notion of personhood to love.  Here are several passages from Karol Wojtyla’s Love and Responsibility… 269 more words

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May 25th 2016: Personhood III.

Mary Magdalene was a ‘being in relation’ to Jesus -York Minster MMB

So far in our reflections on the meaning of personhood, we have said that a person is distinguished from the rest of creation in possessing an interior life, a spiritual life; we have said that a person must realise his personhood through the pursuit of truth and spiritual reality, through the responsible use of freedom, we have said that a person is not interchangeable with any other person.  148 more words

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May 23, 2016: Personhood I.

What does it mean to be a person?  Why ask the question, first of all?  We ask because if we look at this question more closely, we might come to understand some important things about our existence and about our human dignity and lay claim to it more fully. 354 more words

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Benedict XVI Confirms “Third Secret of Fatima” Released in Full, Says Vatican

VATICAN CITY — Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has said he never told anyone the publication of the “Third Secret of Fatima” in the year 2000 was incomplete, and has confirmed the document was published in its totality, the Vatican announced today. 268 more words


“Do not forget that true love sets no conditions; it does not calculate or complain, but simply loves.” – Bl. Pope John Paul II

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May 18 in history

1048 Omar Khayyám, Persian mathematician, poet and philosopher, was born (d. 1131).

1152  Henry II of England married Eleanor of Aquitaine.

1268  The… 847 more words