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Pope John Paul II and self-mortification

February 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Lent, Mortification, Seasonal Meditations

JohnPaul II portrait

STUNNER! Pope Practiced Self-Mortification by Jimmy Akin So various circles have been atwitter about news reports that Pope John Paul II practiced certain forms of self-mortification or, in the immortal words of the Associated Press, “John Paul II used belt to whip himself.” It is not surprising that our pleasure-obsessed culture would find this unusual, nor is it surprising that latent anti-Catholic... Read More

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