Antipope John XXIII

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  • Church Corruption In The Middle Ages Essay

    destructive acts. First, he rejected the reformative propositions made by John Wycliffe, condemning the man for daring to suggest he was wrong ("Pope Gregory XI"). Next, after he went on a crusade, and focused on the problems in Italy, Gregory XI ignorantly put frenchman in positions of power. This was a problem because the french didn't like the italians, and the feeling was mutual so the Italians decided to revolt and take control of their churches ("CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Pope Gregory XI"). This shared distrust of one another between clergy and citizens caused the Great Schism in the power vacuum that appeared after the death of Gregory XI. During the Great Schism, John XXIII named himself Pope only one day after he was ordained as a priest, but he wasn't the only one claiming to power so there was a series of councils held to end the schism ("Antipope John XXIII"). The first was the council of Pisa, where nothing really happened. But at the same time the works of Jan Hus were becoming popular, so Hus' brother, Sigismund the King of the Romans, set up a second council with John XXIII and the papacy. Here is where John really hurt the Church because this council really had the potential to end the Great Schism. Instead of participating, John XXIII imprisoned Hus, and fled the scene dressed like a mailman, worsening the schism by persecuting the one man that was responsible for trying to end it. ("Antipope John XXIII").…

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  • Equal Punishment In Dante's Inferno

    Since Francesca and Paolo engaged in a love affair upon their death they were sentenced to hell. When they received their judgement, they were sent to circle 2, the lustful. They were sentenced here because the both of them committed a sin through their love affair. Then upon speaking to Francesca she tells him about what she went through while she was alive and living her life with her husband. While speaking, she continues to shift blame on to others and not herself but she also speaks of how…

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  • Pros And Cons Of The Renaissance

    The King of England, King Edward, claimed the French throne his own. The French apposed this claim. King Edward also angered the French with his possession of French territory. The French believed this endangered their policy of centralization. There was also dispute over control of French land known as Flanders. Flanders ' cloth industry depended on wool imported from England. In the Hundred Years ' War France had the advantage of fighting the war on their own turf, with a larger population,…

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  • John Paul Character Analysis

    Dressed as he generally would, with no fancy attributes, John Paul struck me as a humorous and whimsical person. When we met each other for the first time, I expected quite a few jokes to be cracked and numerous humorous moments to come my way. In a very few moments we had had previously, he sounded funny and acted funny as well! So, the best I could do was consider him funny. Thanks to the conversation we had, he is no longer only a funny person to me. By now, I am aware that he carries some…

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  • Analysis Of Redemption In Whale Talk And Seven Pounds

    On this part John Paul takes immediate action to track down and teach Rich Marshall “a lesson”. In this instance it appeals to logos, giving a clear reason to protect Heidi from her stepfather. In this case, this John 's act of redemption is saving someone from evil, saving Heidi from Rich Marshall. This appeals to pathos, where one may do anything to protect their love ones. Towards the end of the novel, John reveals his final act of redemption “My father is gone. I didn 't get a chance to tell…

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  • The Second Vatican Council Analysis

    A1. Pope John XXII announced the Second Vatican council (ecumenical council) of the Roman Catholic Church on January 25, 1959, as a chance for the church to take part in a renewal. Pope John XXII called the Council shortly after he was elected. He noticed that the Church needed to make the message of faith relevant to people in the twentieth century. Ecumenical councils had been called before, but usually during times of great crisis for the church. To most Catholics in 1959, the church didn’t…

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  • Pope St. John Paul II: The Second Vatican Council

    Pope John XXIII initiated the Second Vatican Council in January of 1959. This came to a suprise for many as they believed that Ecumenical Council was an outdated method for change. However, Pope John XXIII believed this would be an effective way to make doctrinal changes. This Council brought about many changes to the Mass that were significant. Four changes that were momentous were the language change, the readings change, singing during Mass, and fasting times. Before the Second Vatican…

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  • Roncalli Canon Law Essay

    This law governs the affairs of the Catholic Church, especially the law created in the Roman Catholic Church by the Pope. In other words, Canon Law is simply the rules, structure, discipline and procedures of a religion. This law of the church was revised during the Second Vatican Council. These positive changes made by Pope John XXIII and the Second Vatican Council have influenced and shaped the church hugely and still has a heavy influence on us today. For example, if the decisions of the…

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  • The Catholic Church: The Second Vatican Council

    The Second Vatican Council It is not an overstatement to say that the Catholic Church has changed more in the twenty-five years since the Second Vatican Council than it had in the previous two hundred (Komonchak). Pope John XXIII announced the creation of this council, also referred to as Vatican II, in January 1959, much to the surprise of the awaiting world. There had not been an ecumenical council — an assembly of Roman Catholic religious leaders meant to settle doctrinal issues — in…

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  • Racism In Religion

    In 1979, a group of catholic bishops stated in a letter to the congregation that “Racism is an evil which endures in our society and in our Church. Despite apparent advances and even significant changes in the last two decades, the reality of racism remains. In large part, it is only external appearances which have changed.” This quote references the apparent problem that still exists in the U.S. despite “external changes.” Many external changes have been only ceremonial with many forms of…

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