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    In Pecem in Terris Pope John Paul II addresses Pope John XXIII's writing in his Encyclical letter of Pecem in Terris. Pacem in Terris in English term is known as Peace on earth. John Paul II made it very clear to what he wanted to talk about in his version of Pecem in Terris. He actually writes it in a very organized manner. He puts it in almost a list of what has been happening in or before the 20th century, almost like giving us a history lesson of some sort. He then addresses the ideas of…

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    John Paul Failures

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    Pope John Paul once exclaimed, "We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures; we are the sum of the Father's love for us and our real capacity to become the image of his son." By this he means that God's children can overcome or surpass all of their weaknesses and failures, and believe that their God is there for them and bear unconditional love no matter the circumstances. The passage also senses that everyone is made in God's image. Stating that people are all different, yet genuinely…

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    Method To research this study, the researcher analyzes a religious community through a “thick, rich description” (Geertz, 2001, p. 312). In this regard, the researcher collects the data, respectively, by interacting with the participants as a newcomer, observing communication and conversations among the members, and jotting down the descriptions of the atmosphere and settings in detail in the researcher’s private note. Overall, this section is divided into the following three sub categories:…

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    The Redeemer Symbolism

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    loves us. If we can understand divine love from God then we can reason why Christ is the redeemer of the world. Christ becoming the redeemer was started by God’s act of divine love, Christ being put on the cross and dying for our sins, something Benedict in Deus caritas est also argues. O’Collins summarizes, “None of these images for the redemptive process can be properly appreciated if we neglect the divine love revealed and at work in Christ” (Christology, p.300). The images we is referring to…

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    Annotated Bibliography Source: "Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’ Of The Holy Father Francis On Care For Our Common Home (official English-language text of encyclical)". Retrieved 18 June 2015 Pope Francis chooses to share his own personal concern for the enviroment in his writings towards the industrialised world. Francis spoke deeply on his theological perspective of embracing the beauty of God’s precious earth by reducing pollution and aknowlodging the tragic realities of climate change. His…

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    How do you agree with the interpretation of Source 1 about the relationship between the Nazi Party and the Church? In 1933, Germany’s inhabitants consisted of mostly Christians with one-third being Roman Catholic and two-thirds Protestant. The key difference between the two sources is that Source 1 asserts that the Catholic Church supported the actions of the Nazis in fear of the Nazis power and made no actions against the tragedy that befell the Jews. However, Source 2 is more convincing in its…

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    Pope Francis First Speech

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    The year 2013 witnessed many historical moments, from President Barak Obama negotiating reconciliation between Israel and Turkey to the Amanda Knox trial that entered the hearts of millions of families across the United States (“2013 - the year in review: Timeline of major news stories | Home News | News | The Independent,” n.d.). That year also saw the election of the 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church and the first pope from the Americas. When the new Pope stepped out onto the balcony on…

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    The Death with Dignity Act was first implemented in Oregon during 1997. This law allows mentally competent, terminally-ill adult state residents to voluntarily request to receive a prescription medication to accelerate their death. The purpose of this research is to identify the ethical and religious controversies preventing the Death with Dignity Act from being passed nationwide. As of today, only four states have approved the Death with Dignity Act, including, Vermont, Oregon, California, and…

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    comments that they tend to update at least once every few days when they are home and three to four times a day when they are traveling. It is wonderful that it “allows updates instantly” another comments. The documentary goes on to include that Pope Benedict III does not only allow social media sites but, encourages the members to use sights to spread their gospel truths. He also expresses his concern because there have been many instances where people have become confused or angered by some of…

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    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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