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The Secret Letters of Pope John Paul II

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JPII on a ski trip with Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Most people fall in love, even those who have taken a vow of chastity, but St. John Paul II never broke his promise of celibacy in his friendship with fellow Polish philosopher Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka. As Fr. James Martin writes, “Are we surprised that a saint could love? Or that someone could love one in return?” Read the story from the BBC here: The Secret Letters of Pope John Paul II

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Misc: Pope on gays: ‘Who am I to judge?’

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Pope Francis gave a remarkably candid interview during his flight back from World Youth Day, touching on everything from the “need for a deep theology of women in the church” to mercy for divorced Catholics, to the fact that it says in the Catechism that gays “shouldn’t be marginalized” and are our “brothers”. John Allen has the story in National Catholic Reporter here: Pope on gays: ‘Who am I to judge?’

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