Smiling Pope: The Life and Teaching of John Paul I

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931709972
  • Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (IN)
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 819,105
  • Product dimensions: 5.24 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Part I A Biographical Sketch
1. Albino Luciani, Pope John Paul I: An Early Vocation 11
2. Seminary Life 16
3. Papa Living His Priesthood 21
4. The New Bishop 28
5. Patriarch of Venice 39
6. Habemus Papam 50
7. The Smiling Pope 58
8. The World Mourns 70
Epilogue 74
Notes for Part I 79
Part II Words from the Heart
1. Written on Dust 87
2. I Hope You Will Help Me with Your Prayers 92
3. "Why Do I Suffer?" 94
4. Faith 99
5. Hope 104
6. Love 109
7. The Lesson of the Christmas Donkey 117
8. Never Lose Heart: Liberation from Sin 122
9. Christ, the Physician of Souls 127
10. The Way of the Magi 132
11. Proper Veneration of the Real Presence 138
12. Education in the Family 143
13. You Too Must Do the Same 149
14. Crosses 153
15. We Bring Love 155
16. Our Lady of the People 159
17. The Gifts of the Spirit 163
18. Presiding in Charity 170
19. The Three Levels of the Pyramid 174
20. You Have Been Sent 189
21. The Bishop, the Keeper of the Faith, the Man of Charity 194
22. Sunday, the Lord's Day 199
23. We Are Running Dry: Letter to Charles Dickens 212
24. Joy, Exquisite Love: Letter to St. Therese of Lisieux 217
25. We Are the Astonishment of God: Letter to Charles Peguy 223
26. Confession Six Hundred Years Ago: Letter to Francesco Petrarch 227
27. In What Kind of World...: Letter to Gilbert Keith Chesterton 232
28. Restless People 236
29. Honoring the Human Person 240
30. Love Can Do Everything 245
Chronology 247
Mother Teresa of Calcutta 253
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2005

    a collection of heavy theological epistles

    the first few pages of this book is a biographical brief that had been written by a Carmelite nun several years ago. It paints Luciani out to be a man who spent his lifetime on his knees, But, if one were to read the only existing biography of John Paul I - 'Murder in the Vatican' by Lucien Gregoire - one will find that nothing could be further from the truth - as he had, in fact, spent most of his life pulling others up off their knees caring for the immense orphan population of his time - monks building and maintaining orphanages and nuns as teachers and as nurses caring for those who were too ill to come to school. Yet, hats off to this Carmelite nun who thought enough of this great man to have published the first translations of his life into english. Had the authors of 'The Smiling Pope' chose to expand this Carmelite nun's work into a full biography this book would garnish more stars. But, instead the great bulk of the book is made up entirely of translations of this Pope's heaviest epistles deeply steepd in difficult to understand theology. Sadly, none of these speaks of where he stood on the major issues of his day. Gregore's book, on the other hand - aside from speaking of his own personal encounters with the Pope and the latter's recollections of his life as an impoverished child, as a revolutionary priest and as an outspoken bishop - also translates some of the Pope's sermons - but only those that spoke of John Paul's views on the major issues of his day - his defense of homosexaulity and women ordination - his strong stance against priest pedophilia and the Church's ban on contraception. His intent to liquidate the vast Vatican treasures to annihilate poverty and starvation in third world countries, etc

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