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    Galileo Galilei

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    Galileo Galilei Galileo was born in Pisa along the Via del Cuore in 1564 to Vincenzo Galileo, a man known for his study of music, and Giuli Ammananti. When Galileo was ten he moved to Florance.1 At eleven young Galileo was sent to Vallombrosa for school. At fifteen Galileo decided to be a monk, but because of his father gave up his ambition. In the late summer of 1581 Galileo entered the University of Pisa and embarked on a course of study in medicine. Studying the Aristotelian system, which states

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    Saint Philip Neri

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    shortly after midnight on May 26th, 1595 that he passed away. Saint Philip was noted also for his kindness and simplicity and was much sought after as a confessor. His sense of humor was note worthy. He was beautified by Pope Paul V in 1615 and was canonized a saint by Pope Gregory XV in the year 1622. After Philip's death it was discovered that two of his ribs were broken and had formed an arch, enlarging the normal space for the heart. His body rests in the Chiesa Nuova where it remains miraculously

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    person, set in an early twentieth-century English society featuring Paul, a boy from a seemingly well-off family, Paul has worthy intentions, and should not be blamed for the choices he makes, only pitied, as his role models make it impossible for him to realize what true love or happiness is. Paul’s fixation with luck originates from the materialistic values displayed to him through his unloving mother and absent father, leading to Paul being taken advantage of by his Uncle Oscar and Bassett, and ultimately

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    pope’s with very differing views on how to contend with the issues of Protestantism, debasement and dissent. The pope of 1540 was Pope Paul III, and was the most contemporary Pope of the time, with strong views towards Catholic Reform. Having taken over from Pope Clement III in 1534, he was fairly experienced in the position of Pope. However, even with this six-year experience, Pope Paul III was highly reluctant to act over the problem of Protestantism, so the level of tolerance over debasement and

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    Ancona and Pesaro

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    1556. The political and economic reasons behind leaders and the pope acting the way they did against the Jews, was to prohibit Jews from being an economic power in Italy, and to force Jews in to a subservient role. The Spanish Inquisition forced Sephardic Jews of Spain and Converso Jews living in Portugal to relocate to Italy. “The Spanish Inquisition was established with papal approval in 1478 at the Request of King Ferdinand V and Queen Isabella I. This Inquisition was to deal with the problems

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    Euthanasia Essay - Assisted Suicide

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    on the front lines in providing compassionate care for suffering patients. They know, as we do, that the humane approach to dying patients is to eliminate their physical suffering and other problems, not to eliminate the patient. They know, as Pope John Paul II has said, that "true 'compassion' leads to sharing another's pain; it does not kill the person whose suffering we cannot bear" [The Gospel of Life, 66]. Christian conferences file briefs in pending Supreme Cou... ... middle of paper

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    Abortion, Pope John Paul II and Peter Singer

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    Abortion, Pope John Paul II and Peter Singer Abortion is one of the most controversial issues today. It has become a question of not only ethics, but morals. In the 1973 case of Roe v Wade the Supreme Court ruled that a woman has the right to terminate a pregnancy by abortion within the first six months of the pregnancy. However, conservative Presidents have changed the legislation enough to allow states to restrict abortion in various ways (Practical Ethics, Peter Singer). In the following paper

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    The Vatican Museums

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    originated in Rome in 1503 when Pope Julius II della Rovere took a statue of Apollo from his church of St. Peter in Chains, and placed it in the courtyard of the Belvedere Palace. In 1506, the Laocoon was added, and thus began what is now known as one of the greatest collections of artwork in the world[i]. The papal authority was one of the first to open their art collections to the public, thereby encouraging knowledge of art history and culture[ii]. The collections began with Pope Julius II; but, the museums

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    The Fruitless Pursuit of The Dalai Lama and Pope John Paul II I. Introduction: “Glinting orange through the green creepers, the Kombi family's mud-hut is barely visible now. Alphonse Kombi was murdered by militiamen in February. His wife, Bimosa, watched them eat his heart before they raped her, neighbours say. The trauma drove her insane. Two of the Kombis' four children had already died of malnutrition. Then, a fortnight ago, a distant relative came to collect the two survivors - an emaciated

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    Martin Luther King

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    choose a strong democracy, and a responsible loyal leader. The people in our life want to seek independence and live their own life from the ruler. In a unique way, all things have a ruler for instance the church in our case for Catholics, Pope John Paul is the Catholic religion ruler; and as it was back in the fifteen- Hundreds, a man named Martin Luther became an important ruler. In the year of fifteen-seventeen, a German monk named Martin Luther wrote a reformation that changed the life

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