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    Sir Thomas More's Life of Public Service

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    Sir Thomas More was born on February 7, 1478 in London, the same place he would die 57 years later. It was Thomas’ family that showed him the importance of serving his county. His grandfather, Thomas Granger, was a lawyer and a sheriff in London. His father was a layer and a judge, so it was these men who influenced him and taught him the importance of public service. He received education at St Anthony's School in London and studied under many well-known, prestigious men such as Archbishop John

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    History Final

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    The Catholic Church however played a much different role. As stated in Evans vol. 2 on page 234 “Hitler both admired and feared the Catholic Church”. He considered Catholics to be less than loyal citizens because they owed their allegiance to the Pope. At first Catholics we... ... middle of paper ... ... the Vatican. Overall while the Church had some initial resistance to Nazism it was not strong enough and should share in some of the blame. After all it was the Catholic Centrist Party who

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    The Eucharist

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    The Eucharist (Otherwise known as the Holy Communion or the Blessed Sacrament) is a Catholic sacrament considered to be the apex of Christianity. While some Catholics and different branches of the English Church believe that this bread and wine are transformed into the literal blood and body of Christ, others believe that it is a simple expression of faith. It is considered to be the very essence of love that binds us to the savior; and it is this teaching of love that inspires the Catholic view

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    Who is Saint Bernadette?

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    While a nun, and for a time before, Bernadette suffered great scrutiny and publicity for her visions at Lourdes. Civil authorities such as policemen and prosecutors tried to convince her that she was falsifying the sightings. Even some bishops and priests argued against her. However, as part of her spirituality, Bernadette used the gift of fortitude to stand up to the naysayers. Her faith never vacillated throughout the animadversions of her visions. Bernadette realized that it was a part of God’s

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    Saint Bernadette Soubirous The Soubirous family lived in the far north of the little town of Lourdes, in the Lapaca district. A large stream flowed there, and on this stream there were seven mills; one of them known as the Boly Mill, and this had been the residence of the Soubirous. Francois Soubirous leased the mill from relatives of his wife, Louise. In many ways, it was the trade of the miller that had brought the couple together. They had married on the parish church on 9th January 1843. By

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    Tolkien's Lord of the Rings as a Catholic Epic It will be the contention of this paper that much of Tolkien's unique vision was directly shaped by recurring images in the Catholic culture which shaped JRRT, and which are not shared by non-Catholics generally. The expression of these images in Lord of the Rings will then concern us. To begin with, it must be remembered that Catholic culture and Catholic faith, while mutually supportive and symbiotic, are not the same thing. Mr. Walker Percy

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    Margaret's quest began long before she was known by the public. It started when she was just a young girl. As with most children, her parents were a large influence on her life, but in a way different than perhaps many others. Margaret's father provided her with all the mental tools she would need to succeed. A free thinker and outspoken radical, her father, Michael Higgins, influenced his young daughter to act the same way; to question everything and to stand up for what she believed in. Though

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    Reich Concorat Dbq

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    The relationship between the Reich and the Catholic Church have remained a mystery to the public until recently. The Reich Concordat was a consensual agreement in which each side agreed to get what each side wanted. The Reich and the Catholic Church signed the Reich Concordat because the Reich saw the Church as a challenge to overcome, the Vatican wanted to protect Catholic rights, and they both wanted to become a worldwide power. The Reich had obstacles to overcome to achieve world domination

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    How the Pope Affected The Holocaust

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    to consider with this is Pope Pius XII, The Vatican’s Pope during the time of World War II and the Holocaust. Although he didn’t say much outwardly and publicly, he did do things behind the scenes to aid the Jews and attempt to better the circumstances. The Pope and the Vatican, being in a position of power, should have taken greater action during the Holocaust, but his reasons behind his inaction were good-willed and preventive. Background In order to understand Pope Pius XII’s reasons for his actions

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    Abortion Essay - The Church Was Pro-Choice

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    Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, by the Rev. Elaine Gallagher Gehrmann: Most of us know that the Roman Catholic church teaches that life begins at conception, and yet most of us don't know that this is a relatively recent change. It wasn't until 1869 that Pope Pius IX decreed that "ensoulment" takes place at conception. Up until then, the Catholic church had taught that "life" begins at 40 days gestation for a male and 80 days for a female, and therefore abortions before those 40 or 80 day periods were not

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