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John Paul Quotes

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When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.
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Today, for the first time in history, a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil. This fair land, once a distant outpost of the pagan world, has become, through the preaching of the Gospel, a beloved and gifted portion of Christ's vineyard.
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You are priests, not social or political leaders. Let us not be under the illusion that we are serving the Gospel through an exaggerated interest in the wide field of temporal problems.
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#Quotes #Illusion

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An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.
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Young people are threatened... by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire.
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#Quotes #Advertising

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When war, like the current conflict in Iraq, threatens the fate of humanity, it becomes especially important to say in a strong and decisive voice that peace is the only way to build a more egalitarian and unified society. The threat of violence cannot solve man's problems.
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#Conflict

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The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
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#Quotes #Family #Comfort

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Modern Society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyles.
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#Ecology

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The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message.
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The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word to Christ and the Church. a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity; it is the expression of his personal dignity.
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#Quotes #Celibacy

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...A community needs a soul if it is to become a true home for human beings. You, the people must git it this soul.
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#Community

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War should belong to the tragic past, to history: it should find no place on humanity's agenda for the future.
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#Future

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The truth of faith about creation is radically opposed to the theories of materialistic philosophy. These view the cosmos as the result of an evolution of matter reducible to pure chance and necessity.
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#Cosmos

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In a world where the name of God is sometimes associated with vengeance and even a duty of hatred and violence, this message is both timely and significant.
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#Duty

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At that time, I heard you say in Gdansk, 'There is no freedom without solidarity.' Today we need to say, 'There is no solidarity without love.' Indeed, there is no future for the individual and the nation (without love).
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#Freedom

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Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society.
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#Quotes #America

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[I kiss the soil] as if I placed a kiss on the hands of a mother, for the homeland is our earthly mother. I consider it my duty to be with my compatriots in this sublime and difficult moment.
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#Duty

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The fear of making permanent commitments can change the mutual love of husband and wife into two loves of self-two loves existing side by side, until they end in separation.
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#Love #Sad Love #Break Up

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Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
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