A must for every Catholic bookshelf, this fresh and inspiring book distils the essential thoughts of Pope John Paul II on matters of belief and conscience into one volume. Throughout his more than two decades as the leader of the world's Catholics, John Paul II has spoken both officially and informally on all aspects of life in the modern world. Whether defining the Church's teachings or passionately espousing the basic human rights of all people, he has always eloquently and clearly stated his hopes for the Church and the world.
Collected from his encyclicals, speeches, homilies, and statements to fellow bishops, this book includes the pontiff's thoughts at the beginning of the third millennium of Christianity.
Acknowledgements. Introduction by Father John White. Note on Citations. Contemporary Spirituality; Human Rights; The Laity; Love; Marriage and the Family; Morality; Peace; Prayer; Progress and the Modern World; Rich and Poor; Suffering, Dying, and Death; The Universal Church; Women; Work; World Religions; Youth; Christian Life. Chronology of the Life of Karol Józef Wojtyla, Pope John Paul II. Bibliography.