100 Ways John Paul II Changed the World

100 Ways John Paul II Changed the World

by Patrick Novecosky

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Overview

"There is no evil to be faced that Christ does not face with us. There is no enemy that Christ has not already conquered. There is no cross to bear that Christ has not already borne for us, and does not now bear with us."

Pope Saint John Paul II embodied these words throughout his life. Born May 18, 1920, in Wadowice, Poland, Karol Józef Wojtyła lived in times of political turmoil. As a young man during the Nazi occupation of Poland, he studied in an underground seminary. As pope, he was instrumental in the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe. Through it all, he maintained an unwavering hope in the ultimate triumph of love, truth, and beauty. He remains a hero to millions of people for his unflinching defense of the Church and her teachings.

John Paul II changed the world in many ways; this book describes 100 of the most important. Each of the 100 accomplishments, teachings, or stories about John Paul II is fascinating, providing a glimpse into the astounding life and impact of this great and beloved saint.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Patrick Novecosky is one of America's most accomplished Catholic communicators. The winner of more than two dozen awards from the Catholic Press Association, he has edited and written for some of America's top Catholic publications. Patrick is managing partner at NovaMedia, a marketing firm specializing in the Catholic space. He met Pope Saint John Paul II five times, and he has made Pope Francis laugh out loud. Most importantly, he is a husband and father of five beautiful children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681926568
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 03/14/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,135,124
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Patrick Novecosky is one of America's most accomplished Catholic communicators. The winner of more than two dozen awards from the Catholic Press Association, he has edited and written for some of America's top Catholic publications. Patrick is managing partner at NovaMedia, a marketing firm specializing in the Catholic space. He met Pope Saint John Paul II five times, and he has made Pope Francis laugh out loud. Most importantly, he is a husband and father of five beautiful children.

Table of Contents

Foreword Paul Kengor 13

Introduction 17

100 Religious Freedom 21

99 Dying with Dignity 23

98 The Shroud of Turin 24

97 Friendship with Padre Pio 25

96 Visits to the United States 26

95 End Times 27

94 Admiration for Archbishop Fulton Sheen 28

93 Relations with Islam 29

92 World Peace 30

91 Impact on Poland 31

90 Letter to Artists 33

89 Theater 35

88 Poetry 36

87 Friendship with Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski 37

86 Solidarity (Solidarnosc) Trade Union 38

85 Our Lady of Fátima 39

84 Surviving Assassination 40

83 Forgiving Mehmet Ali Agca 41

82 Friendship with Ronald Reagan 42

81 Friendship with Mother Teresa 43

80 Visits to Mexico 45

79 Our Lady of Guadalupe 47

78 Social Justice 48

77 Denunciation of Liberation Theology 49

76 Stand against Socialism 50

75 Meeting with Dictators 51

74 The Popemobile 52

73 Visits to Canada 53

72 His Longevity 54

71 Multilingual Communication 55

70 His Productivity 57

69 Prayer 59

68 Education 60

67 Angels 61

66 Teaching on Homosexuality 62

65 Christian Unity 63

64 Outreach to the Orthodox Churches 64

63 Diplomacy with Russia 65

62 Visit to the United Kingdom 66

61 Speeches at the United Nations 67

60 Inspiring Vocations 69

59 Intervening with the Jesuits 71

58 Defending Copernicus 72

57 Revisiting Galileo 73

56 Faith and Science 74

55 Anticipating Climate Change 75

54 Defense of Agriculture 76

53 Guiding Economic Policy 77

52 Addressing Poverty 78

51 Visit to Cuba 79

50 "Be Not Afraid!" 81

49 Relations with the Middle East 83

48 Visit to Israel 84

47 Visits to Africa 85

46 Love of Italy 86

45 Affirming Natural Law 87

44 Consecrated Women 88

43 Elevation of Women 89

42 Teaching on Sports 90

41 The Mystery of Suffering 91

40 Response to the Sexual Abuse Crisis 93

39 Outreach to Children 95

38 Love of the Circus 96

37 Response to Medjugorje 97

36 Our Lady of Czéstochowa 98

35 Care for the Swiss Guard 99

34 Care for the Police 100

33 Honoring Firefighters 101

32 Concern for Military Personnel 102

31 Standing Up to the Mafia 103

30 1979 Visit to Poland 105

29 Empowering the Laity 107

28 Faustina Kowalska 108

27 Maximilian Kolbe 109

26 Development of Personalism 110

25 Resistance to Capital Punishment 111

24 Friendship with Joseph Ratzinger 112

23 Theological Legacy 113

22 Expansion of the College of Cardinals 114

21 The Church in China 115

20 The Dignity of Marriage 117

19 Defense of the Family 119

18 The Gift of Motherhood 120

17 Protection for the Unborn 121

16 Care for the Elderly 122

15 "Saint Maker" 123

14 The Splendor of Truth 124

13 Revised Code of Canon Law 125

12 World Travel 126

11 Devotion to the Eucharist 127

10 Devotion to Mary 129

9 Unpacking Vatican II 131

8 Culture of Life 133

7 World Youth Day 135

6 Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary 137

5 The Catechism of the Catholic Church 139

4 The Fall of Communism 141

3 Theology of the Body 143

2 Divine Mercy 145

1 The New Evangelization 147

Notes 151

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