Don't Be Afraid to Say Yes to God!

Don't Be Afraid to Say Yes to God!
Title Don't Be Afraid to Say Yes to God! PDF eBook
Author Pope Francis
Publisher The Word Among Us Press
Total Pages 82
Release 2018-02-01
Genre Religion
ISBN 1593255039

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Set out for the future without fear! That’s the message of Pope Francis to young people as he challenges them to follow Christ and his plan for their lives. In this collection of short excerpts of his talks from around the world, Pope Francis speaks to the best instincts of young people, inviting them to do their part to build a better, more just world. He encourages teens and young adults to say yes to all that God is asking of them, even while acknowledging that following the Lord wholeheartedly involves risks as well as rewards. Popular youth speaker Fr. Mike Schmitz provides follow-up reflections and questions after each selection that are designed to help young people draw closer to God in prayer, giving them the courage to rise up and embrace the pope’s words. This book can profoundly influence the choices that young people make at crucial decision points in their lives.

The Pope Speaks

The Pope Speaks
Title The Pope Speaks PDF eBook
Author Jean Guitton
Publisher
Total Pages 330
Release 1968
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The Pope Speaks

The Pope Speaks
Title The Pope Speaks PDF eBook
Author Catholic Church. Pope (1958-1963 : John XXIII)
Publisher
Total Pages 426
Release 1962
Genre Encyclicals, Papal
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The Pope Speaks

The Pope Speaks
Title The Pope Speaks PDF eBook
Author
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Total Pages 444
Release 2003
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Includes recent papal letters, addresses and other major Church documents.

The Courage to Be Happy

The Courage to Be Happy
Title The Courage to Be Happy PDF eBook
Author Pope Francis
Publisher
Total Pages 176
Release 2018
Genre Religion
ISBN 9781626982727

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Pope Francis shares wisdom and inspiration with those he calls the "hope and future" of the world. A compilation of his addresses to youth, including sermons and talks from the two Youth Day celebrations in Rio and Krakow.

The Pope and Mussolini

The Pope and Mussolini
Title The Pope and Mussolini PDF eBook
Author David I. Kertzer
Publisher Random House
Total Pages 593
Release 2014-01-28
Genre Religion
ISBN 0679645535

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PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE From National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer comes the gripping story of Pope Pius XI’s secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. This groundbreaking work, based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives, including reports from Mussolini’s spies inside the highest levels of the Church, will forever change our understanding of the Vatican’s role in the rise of Fascism in Europe. The Pope and Mussolini tells the story of two men who came to power in 1922, and together changed the course of twentieth-century history. In most respects, they could not have been more different. One was scholarly and devout, the other thuggish and profane. Yet Pius XI and “Il Duce” had many things in common. They shared a distrust of democracy and a visceral hatred of Communism. Both were prone to sudden fits of temper and were fiercely protective of the prerogatives of their office. (“We have many interests to protect,” the Pope declared, soon after Mussolini seized control of the government in 1922.) Each relied on the other to consolidate his power and achieve his political goals. In a challenge to the conventional history of this period, in which a heroic Church does battle with the Fascist regime, Kertzer shows how Pius XI played a crucial role in making Mussolini’s dictatorship possible and keeping him in power. In exchange for Vatican support, Mussolini restored many of the privileges the Church had lost and gave in to the pope’s demands that the police enforce Catholic morality. Yet in the last years of his life—as the Italian dictator grew ever closer to Hitler—the pontiff’s faith in this treacherous bargain started to waver. With his health failing, he began to lash out at the Duce and threatened to denounce Mussolini’s anti-Semitic racial laws before it was too late. Horrified by the threat to the Church-Fascist alliance, the Vatican’s inner circle, including the future Pope Pius XII, struggled to restrain the headstrong pope from destroying a partnership that had served both the Church and the dictator for many years. The Pope and Mussolini brims with memorable portraits of the men who helped enable the reign of Fascism in Italy: Father Pietro Tacchi Venturi, Pius’s personal emissary to the dictator, a wily anti-Semite known as Mussolini’s Rasputin; Victor Emmanuel III, the king of Italy, an object of widespread derision who lacked the stature—literally and figuratively—to stand up to the domineering Duce; and Cardinal Secretary of State Eugenio Pacelli, whose political skills and ambition made him Mussolini’s most powerful ally inside the Vatican, and positioned him to succeed the pontiff as the controversial Pius XII, whose actions during World War II would be subject for debate for decades to come. With the recent opening of the Vatican archives covering Pius XI’s papacy, the full story of the Pope’s complex relationship with his Fascist partner can finally be told. Vivid, dramatic, with surprises at every turn, The Pope and Mussolini is history writ large and with the lightning hand of truth.

The Pope Speaks

The Pope Speaks
Title The Pope Speaks PDF eBook
Author Pope Pius XII
Publisher
Total Pages 408
Release 1957
Genre
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