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  • On the celibacy of St. John Paul II

    On the celibacy of St. John Paul II

    • Feb 23, 2016

    With the recent revelations of St. John Paul II’s close relationship with a married woman, the philosopher Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, many commentators are wondering whether we need to revise our understanding of Karol Wojtyła the man. Barbara Latza Nadeau, writing in The Daily Beast, asks the question surely on many people’s

  • Letters confirm popes are people, too

    • Feb 16, 2016

    Papal watchers have known for years that Pope John Paul II had close friendships with several women, and until now, there’s never been any suggestion of something untoward about it. Nor is there now. In fact, the bond between the Polish pope and a married Polish-American woman, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, has

  • Three years ago brought history’s greatest act of papal humility

    Three years ago brought history’s greatest act of papal humility

    • Feb 11, 2016

    By sheer coincidence, I was in Rome on Feb. 11, 2013. My wife and I had already moved back to the United States from Rome, but on that date I had returned to give a talk on religious freedom at the Italian Foreign Ministry, which is why I happened to