Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2009

Publication Source

The Rhetoric of Pope John Paul II

Abstract

Every Sunday morning, a member of the Roman Catholic clergy addresses his flock after a reading from one of the Gospels. These homilies ordinarily last between 10 and 20 minutes and allow the priest an opportunity to interpret the Gospel message from that day's reading, as well as discuss how that message relates to contemporary events and issues.

During the final two months of his life, Pope John Paul II provided a longer, more powerful symbolic homily to the world. The message summarized his positions on freedom, suffering, and the dignity of human life.

Inclusive pages

263-282

ISBN/ISSN

978-0-7391-2134-4

Document Version

Published Version

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Lexington Books

Place of Publication

Lanham, MD