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  • Jewish expert says John Paul II had it right on Church/State relations

    Jewish expert says John Paul II had it right on Church/State relations

    • Nov 16, 2018

    Joseph Weiler, a prominent professor of law at New York University, has said that at a time of high polemics when the religious voice has been “muted” from the public arena, Saint John Paul II’s social teaching offers a balanced approach to the interaction between church and a secular state.

  • If everything’s a ‘right,’ then nothing is, says Vatican legal czar

    If everything’s a ‘right,’ then nothing is, says Vatican legal czar

    • Nov 14, 2018

    Giuseppe Dalla Torre, a prestigious Italian professor and jurist, has said global society, and the west in particular, needs to rethink the concept of fundamental human rights, which he said are often confused with lesser liberties, creating confusion and, ultimately, a loss of what rights are.

  • French court orders cross removed from statue of John Paul II

    French court orders cross removed from statue of John Paul II

    • Nov 1, 2017

    A 25-foot tall statue of Pope Saint John Paul II praying beneath an arch adorned with a cross is causing controversy in Ploërmel, France. A court has ordered the cross removed, stating its “presence in a public location is contrary to the law.” The prime minister of Poland has offered to take the statue, saying the “dictatorship” of political correctness is “alien to our culture, which leads to terrorizing Europeans in their everyday life.”

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