Philosopher Pope Review (PPR)

Pope John Paul II on the Birth of Jesus

Pope John Paul II on the Birth of Jesus

 From: Bull of Indiction of Great Jubilee Year 2000 “Incarnationis Mysterium” (29 Nov 1999) The birth of Jesus at Bethlehem is not an event which can be consigned

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A few questions about A Christmas Carol

A few questions about A Christmas Carol

Chesterton claims that  A Christmas Carol is not primarily about Scrooge and his conversion, which Chesterton thinks is mechanical. “The beauty and the real blessing of the story

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A Christmas Carol, Merry Christmas

A Christmas Carol, Merry Christmas

“Christmas Day! I haven’t missed it!” Alastair Sim as Scrooge (1951) Celebration of Christmas             The postscript of a Christmas Carol opens with a statement about the redemption

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A Christmas Carol, 2

A Christmas Carol, 2

Maritain describes the 19th century heritage as follows: “Capitalist civilization enabled the initiatives of the individual to achieve tremendous conquests over material nature. Yet, as Werner Sombart observed,

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A Reading of Dickens’s Christmas Carol, 1

A Reading of Dickens's Christmas Carol, 1

The Christmas Carol is one of the best stories by one of the best story tellers in the English world. It never fails to charm and delight and

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John Paul II on the Sacred Heart

John Paul II on the Sacred Heart

“There can be no doubt that Pope John Paul II, among his many achievements, merits the title ‘Pope of the Sacred Heart’,” so claims Father Carl J. Moell,

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Pope Leo XIII on the Sacred Heart

Pope Leo XIII on the Sacred Heart

During a conversation with my brother, I was led to this question: What was the greatest act of the pontificate of Pope Leo XIII? One thinks of his

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Another Newman Sermon on Advent: “Unreal Words”

Another Newman Sermon on Advent: "Unreal Words"

By thy words thou shalt be justified. . . “Unreal Words,” the fourth advent sermon from volume five of the Parochial and Plain Sermons, is a difficult one

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On Ivan Mestrovic

On Ivan Mestrovic

Tired Bard, Ivan mestrovic The work of Ivan Mestrovic (1883-1962) adorns the campus of the University of Notre Dame as so many jewels embedded throughout many aspects of

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The Church in America (Ecclesia in America), c 1

The Church in America (Ecclesia in America), c 1

Ivan Mestrovic, Woman at the Well, Notre Dame Pope John Paul II’s Exhortation The Church in America proceeds on the principle that a common spiritual origin and a

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