canonizedandotherwise:

Jesus and His Servant, John Paul II

canonizedandotherwise:

Jesus and His Servant, John Paul II

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Princess Diana and Pope John Paul II

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Princess Diana and Pope John Paul II

fajny400:

Karol Wojtyła

fajny400:

Karol Wojtyła

robsonlandim:

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robsonlandim:

Segundo milagre por intercessão do Beato João Paulo é reconhecido!

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benjour:

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Karol Józef Wojtyła 18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005 Pope John Paul II 16 October 1978 - 2 April 2005
From the 1950’s through the late 1970’s Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) was a professor of moral philosophy at the Catholic University of Lublin in Poland, specializing in sexual ethics and what we call today “marriage and family life.” He produced two important books touching on these matters, The Acting Person, a rigorously philosophical exploration of Christian anthropology, and Love and Responsibility, a much more accessible analysis of love, sex, and marriage. These texts provided the foundation for the richly textured teaching of Pope John Paul II that now goes by the name “theology of the body.” As was evident throughout his papacy, John Paul had a deep devotion to young people, and he wanted them to see the teaching of the church in regard to sex, not as a burden, but as an invitation to fuller life. […]Karol Wojtyla taught that in making an ethical decision, a moral agent does not only give rise to a particular act, but he also contributes to the person he is becoming. Every time I perform a moral act, I am building up my character, and every time I perform an unethical act, I am compromising my character. A sufficient number of virtuous acts, in time, shapes me in such a way that I can predictably and reliably perform virtuously in the future, and a sufficient number of vicious acts can misshape me in such a way that I am typically incapable of choosing rightly in the future. This is not judgmentalism; it is a kind of spiritual/moral physics, an articulation of a basic law. We see the same principle at work in sports. If you swing the golf club the wrong way enough times, you become a bad golfer, that is to say, someone habitually incapable of hitting the ball straight and far. And if you swing the club correctly enough times, you become a good golfer, someone habitually given to hitting the ball straight and far. Robert Barron: The Acts We Perform; the People We Become (Word on Fire)
[Picture: “Wujek” (Polish for “Uncle”) Karol Józef Wojtyła on a camp with Polish young people from Kraków, second from right, flickr: amigosjp2]

benjour:

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Karol Józef Wojtyła
18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005
Pope John Paul II 16 October 1978 - 2 April 2005

From the 1950’s through the late 1970’s Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) was a professor of moral philosophy at the Catholic University of Lublin in Poland, specializing in sexual ethics and what we call today “marriage and family life.” He produced two important books touching on these matters, The Acting Person, a rigorously philosophical exploration of Christian anthropology, and Love and Responsibility, a much more accessible analysis of love, sex, and marriage. These texts provided the foundation for the richly textured teaching of Pope John Paul II that now goes by the name “theology of the body.” As was evident throughout his papacy, John Paul had a deep devotion to young people, and he wanted them to see the teaching of the church in regard to sex, not as a burden, but as an invitation to fuller life.
[…]
Karol Wojtyla taught that in making an ethical decision, a moral agent does not only give rise to a particular act, but he also contributes to the person he is becoming. Every time I perform a moral act, I am building up my character, and every time I perform an unethical act, I am compromising my character. A sufficient number of virtuous acts, in time, shapes me in such a way that I can predictably and reliably perform virtuously in the future, and a sufficient number of vicious acts can misshape me in such a way that I am typically incapable of choosing rightly in the future. This is not judgmentalism; it is a kind of spiritual/moral physics, an articulation of a basic law. We see the same principle at work in sports. If you swing the golf club the wrong way enough times, you become a bad golfer, that is to say, someone habitually incapable of hitting the ball straight and far. And if you swing the club correctly enough times, you become a good golfer, someone habitually given to hitting the ball straight and far.
Robert Barron: The Acts We Perform; the People We Become (Word on Fire)

[Picture: “Wujek” (Polish for “Uncle”) Karol Józef Wojtyła on a camp with Polish young people from Kraków, second from right, flickr: amigosjp2]

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ratholic:

Pope John Paul II was awesome.

ratholic:

Pope John Paul II was awesome.

setthewholeworldablaze:

This is fantastic

setthewholeworldablaze:

This is fantastic

catholicliving:

Happy Feast Day, Bl. Pope John Paul the Great!
We can’t wait until you’re officially canonized this spring! JP2, we love you!

catholicliving:

Happy Feast Day, Bl. Pope John Paul the Great!

We can’t wait until you’re officially canonized this spring! JP2, we love you!

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