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The Wisdom of John Paul II

The Pope on Life's Most Vital Questions, 1st Edition

Edited by Nick Bakalar, Richard Balkin


174 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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.

About the Editors

Nick Bakalar is a writer, based in New York. Richard Balkin is a literary agent and freelance writer, based in Amherst, Massachusetts. Father John White is a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York.

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