Pope John Paul II

Papal peacemakers

Sheila Liaugminas and A. Liaugminas | 18 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: diplomacy, Pope Francis, Pope John Paul II
Pope Francis' role in the US-Cuba relations breakthrough has a notable precedent.

Pope Francis, the Holocaust, and abortion

Sheila Liaugminas | 30 May 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortion, Holocaust Memorial, Pope Francis, Pope John Paul II, Yad Vashem

Four popes, two saints: The soul of the global village

Sheila Liaugminas | 29 April 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: canonizations, Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis, Pope John Paul II, Pope John XXIII, Second Vatican Council

A Pope in love with truth and freedom

Jordi Picazo and Joaquin Navarro-Valls | 22 April 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: anthropology, Catholic Church, Pope John Paul II
What was it like to work close to Pope John Paul II for many years? A former head of the Vatican Press Office gives some insights.

JPII to Mandela: one great human being to another

Sheila Liaugminas | 07 December 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Nelson Mandela, Pope John Paul II, South Africa

Pope Benedict’s retirement fatigue

Sheila Liaugminas | 12 February 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Catholic Church, papal conclave, Pope Benedict retirement, Pope Benedict XVI, Pope John Paul II
The man himself is clearly a tired and overly wrought servant who recognizes and admits his failing health and strength. The global coverage of his historic announcement to step down has unleashed an exhausting barrage of analysis, mostly from those who know not of what they speak.

Media’s role in world peace

Sheila Liaugminas | 29 May 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: communications media, Pope Benedict XVI, Pope John Paul II, responsible press
This is interesting. It’s not that a pope encouraging the communications media to be responsible is exactly headline news….

Church and monarchy share calendars

Sheila Liaugminas | 30 April 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: beatification, Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul II, Princess Diana, Royal Wedding
Once again, major events are happening in the Catholic Church and the Royal Family around the same time.

Blessed John Paul II

Sheila Liaugminas | 15 January 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: beatification, Pope John Paul II

After he passed away and it seemed like most of the world converged on Rome to mourn the loss but also to celebrate a life that so touched humanity,cries of “Santo Subito!” went up from St. Peter’s Square. Looks like the crowds are getting their wish.

Religious restrictions in the name of freedom?

Sheila Liaugminas | 11 February 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortion, Christianity, law, Pope Benedict XVI, Pope John Paul II, Religion, United Nations
This happened during the Enlightenment. Nations and states and societies with short memories, or the gullibility to succumb to revisionist history, are letting it happen again. Even where people are not losing their faith, they’re losing their rights to freely express their religiously informed voices. 

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