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  • Popes - 368 Words
    Jack Ganser Ganser 1 Mr. Manoni Freshman Religion Period C 21 December 2012 The Pope we have now is Pope Benedict XVI. He was born with the name Joseph Ratzinger from is religious parents, Joseph and Maria Ratzinger. He is born April 16, 1927 in Marktl am Inn, Germany. He was elected pope after the heartbreaking death of John Paul II in 2005. He was elected on April 19, 2005 and still remains the pope. Pope Benedict has written many books and written many teachings related to...
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  • Pope Francis - 5762 Words
    Pope Francis (Latin: Franciscus; Italian: Francesco; born Jorge Mario Bergoglio,[b][c] 17 December 1936) is pope of the Catholic Church, in which capacity he is both Bishop of Rome and absolute sovereign of the Vatican City State.[2] Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Bergoglio worked briefly as a chemical technician and nightclub bouncer before beginning seminarystudies.[3] He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1969 and from 1973 to 1979 was Argentina's Provincial superior of the Society of...
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  • Pope and Charlemagne - 320 Words
    "Let my armies be the rocks and the trees and the birds in the sky" -Charlemagne Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, was born in 742 in Northern Europe and died in 814. Charlemagne conquered much of Western Europe and united it under a great empire. He ruled the Franks after his dad Pepin the short died. The Frank Empire was split in half among Charlemagne and his brother Carloman. However, Charlemagne became sole ruler after his brother died in 771....
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  • Pope Francis - 1456 Words
    Jennifer Willman Journal #5 04/01/2013 I like many others, have become intrigued by our newest pope. I found a few articles online that I have found very interesting. This is the first time that I have actually cared or even read about the pope. As I was reading these articles there were little bits that I had to look up because I had no idea what they were or what they meant. Unfortunately, I resorted to reading the wiki website. I could understand what they were talking about on that...
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  • Pope Francis - 1011 Words
    Pope Francis has been declared Time’s Person Of The Year. Looking back on 2013, he has done some incredibly progressive things to lead the Church. 1. He spoke out against frivolous spending by the Church The average set of cardinal’s clothes costs as much as $20,000. In October, Pope Francis urged officials to dress more modestly and not to squander such money. In the same month, he ordered a German bishop to explain how he had spent $3 million on a marble courtyard. 2. He...
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  • Pope Urban - 366 Words
    Explain why Pope Urban II called for a Crusade in Clermont 1095. One reason, or trigger for Pope Urban calling the crusade would have been Alexius’ request for his help. Alexius asked for Pope Urban’s aid in helping him to fight the Turks; this is because they were closing in and starting to invade Constantinople, which was the main frontier between the Christian and Islamic worlds. Emperor Alexius felt threatened by the Turks, and knew that Pope Urban in him being the head of the Church...
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  • Pope Francis - 837 Words
    Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio took the papal name Francis, after St. Francis of Assisi, and was elected as the new pope of the Catholic Church. It was on March 13, 2013 that white smoke rose from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican and Pope Francis was elected the two hundred and sixty-sixth pope. He is a pope of many firsts. The first Jesuit pope, first pope from the Americas, and first non- European pope in more than a millennium. He is known for...
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  • Plunging with the Pope - 1697 Words
    PLUNGING WITH THE POPE Characters The Pope - an ancient but by no means feeble man. It is vital that this actor has a flair for comedy and good comedic timing The Camerlengo - Much younger (late twenties, early thirties), somewhat naiive The Pope’s private office. There is a desk and a table. He and the camerlengo are decorating the place for Christmas. There is tinsel and a nativity scene. Perhaps Christmas music The camerlengo steps forward and begins speaking to the...
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  • Pope Leo - 588 Words
    Pope Leo the great (440-461 AD) is famous for his Tome of Leo document, The Council of Chalcedon, and he illuminated the conformist definition of Jesus’ being as the religious states of two beings- divine and human. Despite all of this, Pope Leo the Great is most famous for his persuasion of the crude Attila the Hun (434-453 AD) to not invade Italy in 452 AD. The emperors usually paid off barbaric tribes to not invade them but this further gave reason for the tribes to invade Western Europe. The...
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  • Pope Benedict - 485 Words
    Pope Benedict XVI Type of Ministry: Pope Benedict XVI was born with the name Joseph Alois Ratzinger. He was born on the 16th of April 1927 and is the current head of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the 265th pope. He became pope after the death of John Paul II, and was elected on April 19, 2005. He was born into a religious family, he was baptised on the day of his birth, and his brother, Georg Ratzinger is a priest. According to relatives, he had wanted to...
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  • informative essay on pope - 1315 Words
    19 March 2013 Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and Election of Pope Francis The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis are getting to be a pretty big deal around the world. Pope Benedict XVI was born under the name Joseph Ratzinger on April 16, 1927 in Marktl am Inn, Bavaria Germany. He grew up under war and reparation from World War I. He was briefly a member of the Hitler Youth in his early teenage years. He turned to theology studies after the war. His father...
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  • Pope Francis Controversial Remarks
    The Pope’s Odd Choice of Words Pope Francis made some very controversial remarks ranging from gay marriage is not a bad thing to saying we should not always be talking about abortion and other contraceptive methods. People have called Pope Francis and embarrassment to the Catholic Church for some of the things that he has said and other people have said that there is absolutely nothing wrong with what he has said because he is speaking his mind and not just saying what people want to hear. Pope...
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  • Pope Leo xiii - 2129 Words
    Pope Leo Xiii Pope Leo XIII Pope Leo XIII was the first pope to try and bring the Roman Catholic Church into harmony with the modern world. He continued the efforts of his predecessor Pius IX to gain independence for the Vatican from Italy. It could be argued that Christianity Survived through Pope Leo XIII because of his political and social work. Pope Leo XIII’s real name was Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi Pecci. He was born on March 2, 1810, in Carpineto, Italy. Vincenzo...
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  • Pope John 23 Notes
    POPE JOHN XXIII * Found meaning in life by helping others * Significant contribution to development of Christianity. * Contributed Socially, Politically and liturgically. * Ecumenism – major influence for Catholic Church. * Advocate of Christian unity, social justice, human rights, and promotion world peace. * “People’s Pope” – friendly, sense of humour, gracious and humble. * Family – poor. * Believed that kindness can be offered without money. * Often...
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  • Pope Joan Essay - 1788 Words
    Pope Joan Essay During the Middle Ages, the Church and the Emperor competed for control of the Holy Roman Empire. The Church and the Emperor ruled jointly over the Holy Roman Empire. Although the Church had a great deal of power, the Emperor was equally as powerful in his own way. Moreover, the powers of Church and the Emperor conflicted with each other. This led to a variety of power struggles....
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  • analysis of pope joan - 391 Words
     AN ANALYSIS OF POPE JOAN’S LIFE: A FOCUS ON GENDER ISSUES ABSTRACT The researcher analyzed Pope Joan’s life focusing on gender issues. The novel Pope joan written by donna wool folk cross is one of the keys to find the most important information and thus answer the questions and attain the objective of the study, also to gather the needed data library research and browsing various websites were done. This study aims to show how the pope upheld her empowerment in three levels of equality:...
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  • Pope John Paul 2nd
    John Paul II (Latin: Ioannes Paulus PP. II, Italian: Giovanni Paolo II), sometimes called Blessed John Paul or John Paul the Great, born Karol Józef Wojtyła (Polish: [ˈkarɔl ˈjuzɛf vɔjˈtɨwa]; 18 May 1920, Wadowice, Republic of Poland – 2 April 2005, Vatican City), reigned as Pope of the Catholic Church from 1978 until his death in 2005. He was the second-longest serving Pope in history and the first non-Italian since 1523. A very charismatic figure, John Paul II was acclaimed as one of the...
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  • Pope John Paul Ii
    ope John Paul II , Formerly Karol Józef Wojtyla Born: 18th May 1920 in Wadowice, Poland Died: 2nd April 2005 in Vatican City Pope: 16th October 1978 - 2nd April 2005 Youth of Pope John Paul II Wojtyla was born and raised in Poland during a rare period of national freedom which ended, initially, under Nazi occupation, and then Communist rule. Instilled with a firm religious belief by his father, Wojtyla attended school and then Jagiellonian University, where he balanced studies with an...
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  • Medieval Kings and Popes - 648 Words
    The Pope was the title give to the head of the church, to which he was changed with the religious care taking of the clergy and other believers. For military aid and expansion, early popes looked to medieval kings like Clovis of the Franks, but by the time of Charlemagne’s coronation by Pope Leo III, it became questionable whether the pope or the king was the higher authority. After the fall of the Roman Empire, Europe was decentralized with the development of feudalism, and this allowed the...
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  • Pope John Paul Ii
    World History 30-March-2012 Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II was also known as Karol Jo`zef Wojtyla. He was born on May 18, 1920 in Poland. His papacy lasted 9,664 days, which was from October 22, 1978 to April 2, 2005. Pope John Paul II was known as the most traveled pope, the longest lived pope, most influential pope in the history of the Catholic Church, and most importantly the most influential leader of the twentieth century. Suffering from Parkinson’s disease, the young pope had to...
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  • Blessed Pope John Xxiii
    Blessed Pope John XXIII Pope John XXIII held office for only five years, but he remains one of the most popularly beloved popes in the history of the Roman Catholic Church, not only by Catholics but also by non-Catholics. He had spent twenty-five years as a papal diplomat for Bulgaria, Turkey and France, and six years as archbishop of Venice, not being elected pope until he was 77. Pope John XXIII is perhaps best known for bringing together the second council that promoted the unity of all...
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  • Pope Benedict-Friendship with Jesus
    Before reading these few pages by Sister Mary, and even before this class, I did not have a good idea of who Pope Benedict XVI was. All I knew was that he was a very intellectual and gentle man from Germany who people loved to listen to. There have been many controversies surrounding Pope Benedict, but people continue to listen to his insightful religious lectures. Now after reading this brief insight by Sister Mary, I have developed a newfound appreciation for this man because of the hardships...
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  • Pope Clement VII - 1298 Words
    Pope Clement VII Giulio de’ Medici was born in the exquisite city of Florence, Italy on May 26, 1478. He was the son of Fioretta Gorini, and the prevailing Giuliano de’ Medici whom was in fact one of the pronounced leaders of Florence during the late 1400’s. Giuliano de’ Medici was brother of Lorenzo the Magnificent and was recognized as the “co-ruler” of Florence in his time. After the tragic assassination of his father and death of his mother, Giulio de’ Medici was then taken in and...
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  • Pope John Paul Ii
    Nine Days that Changed the World 5) When asked if I think that Pope John Paul II is worthy to become a saint, I immediately looked up the definition of a saint, and to find what it takes to be canonized as a saint. A person who after death is formally recognized by a Christian Church, especially the Roman Catholic Church, as having attained, through holy deeds or behaviour, a specially exalted place in heaven and the right to veneration. From this definition, it says you need to be recognized...
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  • RESEARCH POPE GREGORY VII
    Gregory and his ideas played an important role in many of the changes, a knowledge of his pontificate is essential for understanding later European history, up to and including the present. Gregory has not lacked historians, from his own time onwards. Among the pregnant changes of his time was a shift from speech towards writing as the principal means of government communication and record. Mainly ...
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  • Pope and Roman Catholic Church
    Question 48 (Worth 10 points) (01.06 MC)Use examples from the lessons to compose a well-developed paragraph on the following: Why do historians consider the greatest achievement of the Byzantine Empire to be the preservation of Greek and Roman cultures? ESSAY SUBMISSION Historians consider the greatest achievement of the Byzantine Empire to be the preservation of Greek and Roman cultures because after the fall of the roman empire and the small Greek states the byzantine empire still kept...
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  • Electing the New Pope - 315 Words
    Electing the New Pope The Catholic cardinals gathered in Rome began Friday, the secret election, or conclave, to elect a new pope next Tuesday afternoon, the Vatican said the 115 cardinal-electors taking part in the conclave will enter the closed-door process after a morning Mass. Only cardinals younger than 80 are eligible to vote. Some cardinals took to the Internet to make comments before Friday afternoon's meeting that set the conclave date. Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, viewed as one...
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  • The Pope: Leader of the Catholic Church
    There are thousands of different religions around the globe and each of them has its own rules, community and leaders. Leader of the religions has an important role since they are also responsible of being the ethical leader of their community. It is also commonly known that first purpose of the religious views is gain more reputation and reach more people, which makes religious communities act like a company. As stated in the article, followers of catholic church is a great example of a...
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  • Pope Benedict Xvi and Stewardship
    Stewardship. This word has various definitions from the dictionary all the way from an employee, to the person who runs a household, to a financial administrator. This word also has a significant influence in our faith as members of the Catholic Church. In respect to the Catholic Church, stewardship basically means to care for and respect God's earth and creations. Stewardship combined with philosophies revolving the idea of stewardship are lessons that the Church teaches and makes people...
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  • pope john 23rd - 894 Words
    John XXIII 1. Changes of Vatican II - John initiated an ecumenical council, he called for the concil He also set up the 10 commissions/secretariats 2. “open the windows of the church and let fresh air in” - second pentecost “I’ve looked into your eyes with my eyes, I have put my heart near your heart” “Do not listen to the prophets of doom” “listen to the signs of the times” - environmental ethics, different views 3. Pope John 23rd was a transitional pope because in a short amount of time...
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  • pope urban iii - 419 Words
    Though Pope Urban II promised a heaven for the Franks and expanded Christianity, I believe that his message was frightening rather than inspiring. I have come to this conclusion because in an ideal mind, a pope, a man of the church is thought to be pure and pious. However, Pope Urban II is in fact acting as a political leader, scheming and plotting against the Turks, under the façade of a pope. In his appeal to the Franks, Pope Urban II begins his speech in an ominous and foreboding tone....
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  • Pope John Paul Ii
    A Man Who Became Pope Karol, or Pope Jonh Paul II as we know him, was one of the most couragous men because of all the hardships he faced in his lifetime.In the movie we only saw a small portion of them because the movie stopped right as he became pope. I am sure he faced many many more while serving his term as Pope. Being from Poland, and being a Catholic made him a prime target for discrimination back when the Natzis were trying to eliminate many different groups of people because of...
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  • Pope John Paul Essay 11
    Sophia Headley Father Bernard Period 1 23 November 2014 Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II, had been the leader of the Roman Catholic Church since 1978. Before his death he had assumed a greater political role in world affairs than any other Pope in recent history. He was fluent in eight languages, and was a frequent traveler of the world and was the first Pope in over 60 years to visit an Islamic country. Pope John Paul II has extended his influence in farthest reaches of the world. He became...
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  • Pope Pius Ix's View on Religion
    Character: Pope Pius IX Panel Question: Define the proper role of religion in society. Audience: All Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major, Rome. I. Introduction A. This is directed to all Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops. Consider starting with: Venerable Brothers, I greet you and give you my apostolic blessing. B. (Thesis) Start with the quote of “We are well aware of our weakness . . .” and say how the people would’ve...
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  • Pope Gregory Vii and Pope Innocent Iii: a Comparative Study
    Throughout the central Middle Ages, Europe was characterized by the power struggle between the secular and the ecclesiastic. The question of rule by God or by man was one which arose with unwavering frequency among scholars, clergy, and nobility alike. The line which separated church and state was blurry at best, leading to the development of the Investiture Conflict in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and the attempts to undermine the heir to the throne in the twelfth and thirteenth...
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  • The power and importance of the Pope, the Kings, and the Nobles
    The Middle Ages were a time of change. This time, lasting from about 400 to 1500, changed many people's lives drastically. In Western Europe, life for many groups was affected. The power and importance of the Pope, the Kings, and the Nobles was greatly altered. The Pope was affected in many ways. One way was caused when the Pope reformed the church. In the early middle ages, the Catholic Popes had control in many political matters, and feudal lords had control over church officials. In the...
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  • Abortion Observation by Pope John Paul Ii
    Observation Author Pope John Paul II argues in his essay “Unspeakable Crime of Abortion,” that women who seek to have an abortion are committing murder; no matter how earlier the woman is in the pregnancy. He states, “Procured abortion is the deliberate and direct killing, by whatever means it is carried out, of a human being in the initial phase of his or her existence, extending from conception to birth.” He believes that many Americans try to justify the abortion by simply calling it...
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  • The Final Hours of Pope John Paul Ii
    John Doe English Mrs. Robinson 03/24/03 The Final Hours of Pope John Paul II It was Saturday, April 2, around 2:30 PM, when the Pope John Paul II passed away. Hours before, thousands of people clogged Rome's streets of Peters Square, as the Pope John Paul II awaited his passing. Tourists, Romans and religious followers gathered to show their regards. This was no easy passing for the Pope, he lead nearly one billion Catholics over his twenty-six year papacy. In his last hour, everyone...
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  • Pope Benedict XVI: A Life and Papacy Revealed
    Pope Benedict XVI: A Life and Papacy Revealed On April 19, 2005 Joseph Alois Ratzinger was elected as successor to the beloved Pope John Paul II. He was formally enthroned during the papal inauguration Mass on April 24, 2005 and chose the name of Pope Benedict XVI (Wiki P. Ben XVI bio). Elected at the age of 78 Pope Benedict XVI was the oldest to be elected Pope since Clement XII in 1730 (Wiki P. Ben XVI bio). Pope Benedict is only the eight German Pope to be elected into office the last...
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  • John Pope Paul Iii Movie Reflection
    December 9, 2010 Reflection on Pope John Paul II movie I found the movie Pope John Paul II very interesting and spiritually moving. God tells us in the bible that following him is not free of tribulation. He comforts by telling us he will not put anything against us that we cannot overcome. Sacrifice is one the key ingredients that comes with following the Lord. Pope John Paul II is a wonderful role model to follow when it comes to sacrifice. When the Nazis were trying to put an end...
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  • The 1983 Visit of Pope John Paul Ii to Nicaragua
    The 1983 visit of Pope John Paul II to Nicaragua   The 1983 visit of Pope John Paul II to Nicaragua The reformed-minded Catholics in Nicaragua hoped that the Pope was going to say some words of consolation to the families which daily lose loved ones to the counterrevolution, especially since just days before 17 outstanding members of the Sandinista Youth Organization, killed in an ambush, and had been buried after a...
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  • Explain Why Pope Urban Ll Called for a Crusade
    In 1095, at the Council of Clermont, Pope Urban ll made a powerful and well planned speech. His message was clear and precise, ‘go to the holy land in Jerusalem and claim back what is rightfully yours or die trying, and in return remission of all your sins with the assurance of the imperishable glory of the kingdom of heaven’. He was addressing Christians from all over France calling for a ‘Crusade’ in the name of God and as many would argue, abusing his authority and status he received from the...
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  • Roman Catholic Church: Pope John XXII
    The article is about Pope John XXIII and the second Vatican council. Pope Pius XII was the pope from 1939 to October 9th,1958. The cardinals decided to chose a candidate that would be a transitional pope. The cardinals choose someone they thought would be rather harmless, simple, and out have a quick term as head of the church. So in October of 1958 they elected Angelo Roncalli. As pope, Angelo took the name John the XXIII, which was almost blasphemous, because anyone who knew anything about...
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  • summery of Jane Sayers Bio on Pope Innocent III
     Jane, S. E. (1994). Innocent III: Leader of Europe. New York: Longman Publishing. Summary Jane Sayers takes a large portion of her writing to paint a picture of what was going on with the world of the Holy Roman Empire up to Pope Innocent. She explains the papacy at the time and how it interacted with the modern world. Sayers goes into depth as to how he made all of his power grabs with kings, the fourth crusade, and his convening of the fourth Lateran Council. The majority of the book is...
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  • Explain why the Catholic Church was weakened my renaissance popes
    Explain why the Catholic Church was weakened by renaissance popes in the years c1500 t0 1527? 16th century Europe was mainly under the control of the Catholic pope. The pope had authority over almost everything. However, renaissance Popes Alexander VI, Julius II and Leo X did not show good examples of Holy living. The Catholic Church was weakened by Pope Alexander VI (1492-1503)for different reasons, one way that he weakened the church was through the loss of popularity, this came from his...
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  • Why Did Pope Urban II Call The First Cr
    Why did Pope Urban II call the first Crusade ? There are three main reasons as to why Pope Urban II called the first Crusade. These reasons being ; Improving conditions in the west , Power to the church and the reunification of the Christian church. Although there are many reason that could have been said, I valued the three above to be the most important deciding factors to crusade. Improving conditions in the west was a significant reason to call a crusade. The fear of hell and purgatory...
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  • Pope John Paul Ii Leadership for a Modern World, and Advocate for Social Justice
    We speak of a culture war. John Paul II fought a cultural war against the communist and won. Indeed, countless images of this momentous victory filled the screens of televisions around the globe last month. The crumbling of the Berlin wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union were sure signs: The cold war was over. Now, people in their twenties have little more than vague memories of a nuclear threat. Who discusses the possible cataclysmic battles threatening the future of humanity nowadays?...
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  • Seventeen Popes and One Hundred Years: The Construction of St. Peter’s Basilica
     Seventeen Popes and One Hundred Years: The Construction of St. Peter’s Basilica Megan Malone Since 64 CE, Rome has been a center for the Christian church. St. Peter, believed by many to have special authority given by Christ, was martyred and buried there. From then on, Rome has held religious significance, for the Christian church. His death and burial were memorialized by the construction of churches. Most significant of these buildings, St. Peter’s...
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  • Analyse the Significant Impact That Pope John Paul Xxiii Bestowed Upon the Universal Church
    John XXIII was 76 years old when he came to the papal throne, and his age. Inevitably his reign was brief, but in terms of its significance and its effects upon religious and world history it was perhaps the most important pontificate since the middle Ages. Much of this significance, from the train of events which he set in motion during the years of his reign, but much of it also lay in his unique personality. Previous popes had usually been remote figures from the very outset John endeared...
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  • Pope John Xxiii‘Men, Women and Schools of Thought Have Reformed and/or Revitalised the Christian Tradition.’ How Well Does This Statement Reflect the Impact on Christianity of One Significant Person or School of Thought,
    ‘Men, women and schools of thought have reformed and/or revitalised the Christian tradition.’ How well does this statement reflect the impact on Christianity of ONE significant person or school of thought, other than Jesus? Pope John XXIII was a highly influential, religious leader in the Catholic Church, whom was elected Pope on 28th October 1958. Although he was thought to be a transitional pope, John XXIII was often addressed as the ‘good pope’ due to his significant involvement in...
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  • Catholic vs. Protestant - Why Is There so Much Animosity?
    This is a simple question with a complicated answer, because there are varying degrees of, and reasons for, animosity between any two religious groups. This particular battle is rooted in history. Degrees of reaction have ranged from friendly disagreement (as reflected in the numerous ecumenical dialogues produced between the two groups), to outright persecution and murder of Protestants at the hands of Rome. Reformation teachings that identify the Pope as the Beast of Revelation and / or Roman...
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  • Summis Desiderantes: Associated Goals
    What goal do you think Pope Innocent VIII was trying to achieve when sanctioning the writing of the Malleus Maleficarum through his papal bull, Summis Desiderantes, in 1484? Pope Innocent VIII could have had obviously had many goals in issuing Summis Desiderantes; however, in my opinion, one goal is much more evident than the rest. Pope Innocent VIII had one of the most corrupt papacies on record (atheism.about.com/library/ glossary/western/bldef_innocentviii.htm). Also, during the time of...
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  • Byzantium and the West in the Age of the Crusade
     Byzantium and the West in the Age of the Crusades: The Dividing of Christendom? Ryan Waddell GHIST101 Professor Harding November 14, 2013 (Reviewed by Professor Harding) Christianity has played a crucial role in world history since the death of Christ. From its humble beginnings along the Sea of Galilee until its solidified spread amongst Western European nations, the religion has had its fair share of...
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  • Christianity in Medievel Times - 1424 Words
    1. Considering the entire period of the Middle Ages (500-1500), which was mightier, the word or the sword? In other words, did wars and violence or ideas, including religious, philosophical, literary ideas, have greater influence on the development of this time period. The history of mankind has been plagued with death and violence. Power seems to be the goal for all man. Since the beginning of the age of man, there had to exist a form of government and control to somewhat subdue the human...
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  • St. Gregory the Great - 902 Words
    St. Gregory 1 The Great Pope Saint Gregory I, known as St. Gregory the Great, was one of the most fascinating of early Church leaders. Gregory is well known for his writings, which are more prolific than those of any of his predecessors as pope. He was drawn to the religious life and spent long hours meditating on the Scriptures. The son of a Roman Senator, Saint Gregory was born in Rome around 540 AD and following his dad's footsteps embarked upon a political career. He rose through the ranks...
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  • Saint Therese of Lisieux - 1051 Words
    Therese Martin, future Saint Therese of Lisieux, was born on January 2, 1873 in Alecon, France. By the age of 15 she had decided upon becoming a cloistered Carmelite after wanting to follow in the footsteps of her sisters but was refused by the Carmelite superior because of her young age. After also being denied entrance by the bishop, Therese even approached Pope Leo XIII while on a pilgrimage with her father and sister. After being forbidden to speak to the Pope, Therese broke the mandatory...
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  • rome and the papal states report
    ROME AND THE PAPAL STATES Cola di Reinzo read many ancient Latin books and became very knowledgeable and wanted roman freedom and led a conspiracy to take over the city for the people The popes of the Renaissance had a dual position. On the one hand, they were, as rulers of the church, entrusted with the spiritual welfare of Christendom; on the other, they were the heads of an Italian city-state. Their failure to reconcile these two positions or rather, their devotion to the second at the...
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  • HST 171 Paper 1
     The Institutional Development of Western Europe By: Katerina Bumbaris Throughout the middle ages, many different institutions have been changing and growing as time has passed. Religion, military, and art and literature have changed significantly over hundreds of years. There are many reasons as to why this happens. As civilizations learn and grow, they begin to change their way of living and thinking according to what might fit in current society....
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  • Did the Catholic Church Hinder Italian Unity
    How far do you agree that the Catholic Church significantly hindered Italian unity in the years to 1870? To a very far extent the Catholic Church did hinder Italian unity as the church was generally a reactionary body as it opposed to new ideas especially, Italian unification. Such as when Pope Pius IX asked the French army to defeat the Roman Republic in 1848. Also the Catholic Church made it forbidden in science to say the Earth travelled around the sun. However the Catholic Church does show...
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  • AP World Group Outline 1
    James Ryan Ting Chen Brendan Foley Liz Filachek Caylea Barone Question 1: Thesis: At the beginning of the postclassical era, the Catholic Church was the only stabilizing institution left after the fall of Rome. Throughout the postclassical era, the Catholic Church had to compete with secular groups, other religions, and its own corruption to emerge as the dominant authority in Western Europe (as the Pope became the most powerful man in ...
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  • Student - 1557 Words
    Marco Alvarez ENGL 2341 12-04-2012 Dante the Popes & The Catholic Church We know now that one of the main reasons Dante wrote the Divine Comedy was because of his qualms with the Catholic Church, the institution he blames for his exile. Dante uses his talent as a poet to convey those feeling through invectives, be they direct or indirect. His strong dislike for the Catholic Church and specifically the papacy does not arise from a dislike of the religion but rather...
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  • Sociology - 688 Words
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