Letter from Rome

Whatever one thinks of Pope John Paul II, no one doubts that he is a passionate man. Passionate about his native land; passionate about the church; and especially passionate about the truth of Jesus Christ. That passion infuses his fourteenth encyclical, Ecclesia de eucharistia, exhorting Catholics to rekindle a sense of awe and gratitude for the "great and transcendent mystery" of the Eucharist.

Relatively short by this pope’s...

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