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Fr Barron on St John Paul II and Self-Mortification

February 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Lent, Mortification, Videos

FlagellantsMortification

Fr Barron Comments on Pope John Paul II and Self-Mortification John Paul II and self-mortification; Sepia of Flagellants, artist unknown, 15th century woodcut, Wikimedia Commons. What is self-mortification?  Is it an ascetical practice?  And, what is the truth about self-mortification, taking the discipline and Pope John Paul II?  What other discipline did Pope John Paul II practice?  Is this... Read More

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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