READ: THE GOSPEL OF LIFE @ 25: PART 7: POPE ST. JOHN PAUL & THE LONELINESS OF RADICAL SELF-AUTONOMY:
Just over a quarter of a century ago, Pope Saint John Paul II released his encyclical, Evangelium vitae, inresponse to the ever-increasing attacks against human life and dignity. Each Friday, we aim to explore a different aspect the prophetic papal document.
Today’s passage drawn from Section 20 of the encyclical where Pope Saint John Paul notes the loneliness, mistrust and unhappiness that comes from distorted, radical notions of self-autonomy and personal freedom. He writes:
“This view of freedom leads to a serious distortion of life in society. If the promotion of the self is understood… More
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