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Pope St. John Paul II

Conveying the Message of Humanae Vitae to the People of Today

IN AN ABSENCE OF UNIVERSAL MORAL STANDARDS

Willem Jacobus Eijk

May 2021

Church doctrine regarding contraception is one of the least understood and accepted parts of her conjugal and sexual ethics.

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The Communist Era: Golden Age of Catholicism in Poland?

ISOLATION HELPED TO PRESERVE IDENTITY & FIDELITY

Michael Wisniewski

September 2019

While the Church across Western Europe suffered reform gone wild, Poland was isolated enough to preserve her identity and fidelity.

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Kindred Spirits, Fellow Victors

Christopher Beiting

May 2018

A review of A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century

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Is the Pope Looking to Lambeth?
November 2017

Why would Pope Francis form a group to study the composition of the 1968 encyclical if the intent is not to fundamentally change its message?

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Return to the Message of Fatima
May 2017

All nine popes who have guided the Church since 1917 have had a personal devotion to Our Lady of Fatima.

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Making Sense of Papal Economics

Christopher Beiting

October 2015

A review of Papal Economics: The Catholic Church on Democratic Capitalism, from Rerum Novarum to Caritas in Veritate

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Why the Popes Failed to Act

THE NEW SAINTS & THE LEGION OF CHRIST

Jay Dunlap

June 2014

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An Epilogue for the Disappointed

HOWARD P. KAINZ REPLIES

Howard P. Kainz

April 2013

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The Culture War & the Catholic Church

THE CONTRACEPTION MANDATE IN CONTEXT

Tom Bethell

April 2012

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On Fatima & the Private Interpretation of Private Revelations

ARE THE LAST FOUR POPES A BUNCH OF LIARS ?

Howard P. Kainz

November 2011

Interpretation of the three ‘secrets’ entrusted to the children at Fatima has been subjected to the vagaries of private interpretation by otherwise faithful Catholics.

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A Hero of History Is Beatified
May 2011

In the final analysis, can any of the objections voiced against his beatification stand up to the proof that God Himself intervened in the temporal world in response to the heavenly intercession of Pope John Paul II?

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From Guiding Lines to Institutional Reality
May 2011

In the case of both the Latin Mass and the ordi­nariates, Pope Benedict's response was to revolutionize a policy put in place by his predecessor.

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The Pope & the Laborer

GUEST COLUMN

Kevin Bezner

May 2011

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Is Divine Mercy Sunday Liturgically Correct?

GUEST COLUMN

Robert R. Allard

April 2010

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John Paul II: A Character Study

OUT OF POLAND HE WAS CALLED

Raymond T. Gawronski

April 2010

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Business Ethics According to Pope John Paul II

ENTERPRISE AS AN ACT OF LOVE

Jim Wishloff

September 2009

All our actions in enterprise must be, according to John Paul II, "in conformity with the dignity and integral vocation of the human person."

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Intimate Memories of the Late Pope

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

April 2009

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Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body

A PRIMER

Brian Thomas Becket Mullady

March 2009

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The Last Secret of Fatima

Arthur C. Sippo

February 2009

For anyone who still harbors doubts about the authenticity of the third Fatima secret as revealed by the Vatican, Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone's book is a must read.

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St. Faustina as a Doctor of the Church

GUEST COLUMN

Michael P. Riccards

October 2008

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Truth In Crisis?

GUEST COLUMN

Daniel J. Heisey

September 2008

Arguments used to dissent from the Church's teaching on contraception could easily apply to other areas, such as her teaching on charity.

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Understanding Divine Mercy Sunday

GUEST COLUMN

Robert R. Allard

March 2008

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Another Outbreak of Mater, Si; Magistra, No

EDITORIAL

Dale Vree

May 2006

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It's Time to Wake Up

GUEST COLUMN

Robert R. Allard

April 2006

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A Case Study in the Theology of Apology
September 2005

As for apologies to homosexuals, the saga of San Diego Bishop Robert Brom could be instructive.

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The Man Who Was Ratzinger (Part II)

AD INTRA -- POPE BENEDICT XVI & THE CHURCH

Michael S. Rose

September 2005

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The Man Who Was Ratzinger

AD EXTRA -- POPE BENEDICT XVI & THE WORLD

Michael S. Rose

July/August 2005

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Reflections on Pope John Paul II's Legacy

THE INTERREGNUM

Tom Bethell

June 2005

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The Spiritual Hazards of Wealth

REFLECTIONS ON CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING

Tom Bethell

April 2005

Leo XIII's Rerum Novarum, promulgated in 1891, remains closely in touch with the true mission of the Catholic Church: the salvation of souls.

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Reflections on the Church Hierarchy

A LOOSE CANNON, ETC.

Tom Bethell

February 2005

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Graffiti in Warsaw, Mormons in Krakow, & Basements in Auschwitz

TRAVELS IN POLAND

Thomas Basil

May 2004

In Poland the presumption is that truth is one, and there is only the true Church. If it's not Catholic, it's not true. The spiritual maze is simple to navigate.

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Catholic Confusion at the Very Top

OVERCOMING MY RESISTANCE TO FACE THE FACTS

David Palm

March 2004

We do not trust in princes -- even sometimes the princes of the Church -- but in the solemn promises of Jesus Christ.

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The "New Springtime" for the Church Is a Long Ways Off
January 2004

A new book tells the story of the calamitous decline of the Catholic Church in America since 1965.

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Is Vatican II Ancient History?
June 2003

"What might have happened if, instead of Karol Wojtyla, the conclave had chosen a different man, someone who took the name Pius XIII?

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The Meaning of Marital Love

Monica Migliorino Miller

December 2000

Review of Crossing the Threshold of Love: A New Vision of Marriage in the Light of John Paul II's Anthropology

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Would Wojtyla & Ratzinger Have Been "Weeded Out" of Sacred Heart Seminary?
November 2000

The Archbishop of Detroit will ordain only two men next year. Quelle surprise!

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Do the Pope & Cardinal Ratzinger "Have Their Backs to the Wall"?

EDITORIAL

Dale Vree

May 2000

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'Power to the People' Can Only Mean Property to the People

A PRACTICAL RESPONSE TO CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING

John C. Medaille

January 2000

Capitalism and socialism begin with a practical materialism that elevates things over man or, worse, reduces man to a thing.

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The Bark of Peter & The Barking of Dr. Laura
November 1999

"My show has brought more people back to the Catholic Church than anything the Pope has ever said."

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Surprise!

EDITORIAL

Dale Vree

June 1998

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Episcopal Authority: Use It or Lose It

AMBIGUITY IS NO SERVICE TO GOD'S PEOPLE

Fabian Bruskewitz

May 1998

A certain sense of episcopal consensus means not only those who are here now but also those who have gone before us.

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Why They Hate John Paul II

AN HONEST-TO-GOODNESS PATRIARCH

Raymond T. Gawronski

June 1997

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Rome Under Siege

EDITORIAL

Dale Vree

November 1996

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The Shot Heard 'Round the World

EDITORIAL

Dale Vree

October 1996

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Who Is "Ideologically Schizophrenic," The Pope or Today's Liberals?

AN F.D.R.-STYLE LIBERAL LOOKS AT THE POPE

Wilton Wynn

April 1996

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Why the Frathouse Boy With the Adam Smith Tie Doesn't Look So Smart These Days

HEY, THE GO-GO 80S ARE REALLY OVER!

James K. Fitzpatrick

March 1996

Champions of the global economy accepted a trade-off: a richer world but with a good many poorer Americans.

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A Gathering Force

EDITORIAL

Dale Vree

November 1995

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The Ministry of the Laity

WHAT IT'S REALLY ALL ABOUT

Mary F. Rousseau

June 1995

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The Urgency of Timeless Questions

James G. Hanink

April 1995

Review of At the Center of the Human Drama: The Philosophical Anthropology of Karol Wojtyla

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Nero Fiddled & We Watch Television

James G. Hanink

November 1994

A review of Person and Community

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The Civilization of Love: the Pope's Call to the West

EDITORIAL

Dale Vree

October 1994

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The Splendor of Truth & the Squalor of Sin

EDITORIAL

Dale Vree

December 1993

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Left, Right or Personalist?

ECONOMICS AND THE DIGNITY OF THE PERSON

James G. Hanink

November 1993

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The Muscular & Visionary Pope

VANQUISHING THE EAST — NEXT THE WEST?

Edward R.F. Sheehan

September 1990

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Poland's Solidarity: A Personalist Revolution

SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION VS. COMMON SENSIBILITY

Bohdan Pilacinski

March 1990

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On the "Greenness" of Catholicism & Its further "Greening"

HONORING NATURE, THE BODY, SEXUALITY & THE EARTH

Stratford Caldecott

December 1989

We can make peace with nature only by restoring harmony within ourselves. It is holiness that manifests our true nature in the plan of God.

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The Pope Confounds the Neoconservatives

Dale Vree

April 1989

Review of Aspiring to Freedom: Commen­taries on John Paul II's Encycli­cal "The Social Concerns of the Church"

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The Pope as Playwright

Lucy Mazareski

March 1989

Karol Wojtyla cofounded a theater in which scenery, costumes, technical and visual effects, even acting, were kept to a minimum: a “theater of the word.”

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Cafeteria Catholicism & the Pope's Encyclical

CHRIST & NEIGHBOR

John C. Cort

May 1988

John Paul II's encyclical repeatedly stresses the fact that "the Church's social doctrine adopts a critical attitude towards both liberal capitalism and Marxist collectivism."

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Neither East nor West: On the Pope's Radical New Encyclical

EDITORIAL

Dale Vree

April 1988

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Reflections on Marriage After Vatican II

Marshall Fightlin

May 1986

It is because of this intimate connection between the Eucharist and the remarried person’s prior marriage, that reception of the Eucharist must be refused.

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God Is Mercy

DEEPER INTO THE HEART OF DOGMA

L. Brent Bozell

July-August 1985

In February 1931, Jesus appeared to Faustina with a message that launched the mission for which he had been preparing her from the beginning.

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The Pope’s Troubles with America

Robert Coles

September 1984

Are we only drive-bound or are we at the constant call of drives yet able to be their sovereign: moral and spiritual masters of our particular lives?

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Journalism, Theology, & History

EDITORIAL

George William Rutler

September 1984

Newspapers, confined to messages in black and white, often think in black and white and do not perceive true, profound traditionalism.

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Impressions of Nicaragua — Part II

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

May 1984

In the well-to-do sections of Managua, the Pope’s picture may be seen displayed proudly on the doors of houses, in any number of windows.

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A Christian View of Economic Virtue

PRIVATE PROPERTY, SÍ; THE FREE MARKET, NO

Stuart Gudowitz

March 1984

Let us consider the free-market principle that competition should be the governing factor of the economic or­der.

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A Coming “Crackdown” in the U.S.?

VATICAN WATCH

James Hitchcock

January-February 1984

Any serious effort to free American Roman Catholicism from the influence of neo-modernism will involve a confrontation with some of the bishops.

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Bishops as Signs of Compassion, Fidelity & Contradiction

THE ORDINATION OF WOMEN & OTHER MATTERS

Pope John Paul II

November 1983

The bishop must announce to the rich and poor, to the powerful and weak the fullness of truth, which sometimes irritates and of­fends, even if it always liberates.

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A Clear Line

VATICAN WATCH

James Hitchcock

October 1983

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And Such a Pope!

Stuart Gudowitz

September 1983

The papacy brought John Paul II to worldwide attention, but the qualities of the man and his thought have impressed many even outside the faith.

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