Saint Pope Paul VI

Celebrating the 262nd Pope of the Roman Catholic Church

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Pope Paul VI was one of the most perceptive and visionary popes in the modern era, foreseeing not just the rise of secularism, but the negative effect it would have on the family and the human soul.

Yet despite the tremendous spiritual and theological value of Pope Paul VI’s writings, much has been forgotten, lost in the decades of controversy and dissent — until now. In these pages, Matthew Bunson resurrects the time-tested teachings of Pope Paul VI, showing how his prophetic reflections on modernity are needed in our own age more than ever. Guided by the deep spirituality and approachable theology of Paul VI, you’ll come to understand the root causes of secularism, the risks of globalization, the damage caused by the isolation of young people in the modern world, and why human dignity must be safeguarded in the face of scientific advances.

Widely recognized as the first modern pope, Pope Paul VI led the Catholic Church in the wake of the controversies surrounding how to implement and interpret the Second Vatican Council. On one side he battled a reluctant Vatican bureaucracy resistant to authentic reform, while on the other side he guided the faithful in a time of rampant confusion. Bunson also details the graceful and holy way in which Pope Paul VI handled the many dissenting voices raised against the Church’s teachings on contraception, and how he fought for the dignity of the human person as he faced criticism from both the left and the right. Read this book, and you’ll enter into the mind of one of the Church’s newest saints, better prepared not just to defend the teachings of the Church, but to do so in an approachable and holy way.

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  • Pages: 304
  • Format(s): Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-68278-070-1
  • Product Code: Q80701
  • Availability: In Stock
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Prophetic
Many consider Paul VI's works prophetic. And reading them with an open mind, I do not see how you could disagree. You might not like his conclusions, and how society as a whole has changed, but he saw much of the result the changes that had started.
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Hard to put down
Once started, this book is hard to put down. It reads as part biography, part academic treatise, and part exhortation from the wisdom of Paul VI’s writings. A great read no matter your level of interest and I highly recommend it.
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Excellent addition to the canon on Paul VI
Over the last few years I have read several books both by and about Pope Paul VI. With his canonization in 2018, and the 50th anniversary of the publication of Humanae Vitae, there has been a lot of interest in in the man and his works. And this book is an excellent addition to that area of scholarship, and devotion.
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A celebration of Paul VI
Paul VI is greatly overshadowed by John XXIII: if he is known at all, it is for the encyclical "Humanae Vitae," a subject of wide dissent. But, as Bunson shows here, he also wrote much else, and much of "Humanae Vitae" has proven prescient or prophetic. Many of Paul VI's most engaging and thoughtful talks were given, not in encyclicals, but in addresses and homilies around the world.
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