The Pope Who Founded Modern Diplomacy

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  • The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network
    He founded the first Messenger of the Sacred Heart to spread ... Those Catholic periodicals may teach our often-fragile modern families a thing or two about the importance of a family praying together so as to stay together. The economy should serve ...
    04/21/2018 - 11:01 am | View Link
  • There’s no ‘maybe’ when answering the Lord’s call, pope says
    The Community is an ecclesial movement founded in 1982 with a charism focused on contemplation ... Francis cautioned against the modern temptation to selfishness and narcissism, which he said only lead to sadness. “And joy is opposed to sadness.
    04/20/2018 - 2:29 am | View Link
  • Seeing the Pope help strangers made me tear up. Later I learned why.
    For eight years at the University of Virginia, the social psychologist had been plumbing the depths of disgust, studying ancient moral codes and conducting modern experiments ... at the very school that president had founded. Jefferson had noted four ...
    04/6/2018 - 3:33 am | View Link
  • No, Pope Francis isn’t more political than his predecessors, after all
    It’s true that Francis concentrates on modern and contentious topics ... distinct from the more theological message founded on spiritual concepts such as faith or the practice of praying. Second, I could examine whether only “Laudato Si” features ...
    03/31/2018 - 5:00 pm | View Link
  • The Pope who founded modern diplomacy
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    03/19/2018 - 1:23 pm | View Link
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  • History of the Church
    Change Modern Practice Pagan Origin; Sabbath: Sunday Worship: Pagan day of sun worship : Passover : Easter (First Sunday after first full moon of spring): Originated with the Passover but it became merged with Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring: "Eostre", in her honor sacrifices were offered at the vernal equinox or spring.
    04/22/2018 - 10:34 am | View Website
  • Pope Pius IV
    (Giovanni Angelo Medici). B. 31 March, 1499, at Milan ; elected 26 December, 1559; d. in Rome 9 Dec., 1565. The Medici of Milan lived in humble circumstances and the proud Florentine ...
    04/22/2018 - 7:06 am | View Website
  • Pope
    The pope (Latin: papa from Greek: πάππας pappas, a child's word for "father"), also known as the supreme pontiff (from Latin pontifex maximus "greatest bridge-builder"), is the Bishop of Rome, and therefore ex officio the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church.
    04/21/2018 - 4:26 pm | View Website
  • Pope Leo XIII
    Pope Leo XIII (Italian: Leone; born Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi Pecci; 2 March 1810 – 20 July 1903) was head of the Catholic Church from 20 February 1878 to his death.
    04/20/2018 - 8:42 am | View Website
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles
    St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles. Please help support the mission of New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download. Includes the Catholic Encyclopedia, Church Fathers, Summa, Bible and more — all for only $19.99...
    04/20/2018 - 8:13 am | View Website
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