Category Archives: Papa Luciani (Pope John Paul I)

Petition the Holy Father Regarding Papa Luciani’s teachings on Mercy

The John Paul I Association has begun a petition to the Holy Father, asking him to promote Papa Luciani’s teaching on Mercy during this upcoming Year of Mercy. If you wish to review the petition, you may do so at Luciani and … Continue reading

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Yesterday, 37 years ago, Papa Luciani!

  I didn’t have time yesterday to write this post. Yesterday, August 26, was the 37 anniversary of the election of Albino Luciani as Pope John Paul I. As any of you who frequent this weblog know, Luciani is dear … Continue reading

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Papa Luciani!!

I read with delight an article written by William Doino, Jr., on Pope John Paul I, Papa Luciani, over at First Things. Those of us who were present in Rome during those 33 days of Luciani’s papacy in the summer of … Continue reading

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Papa Luciani and the “New Climate” and “New System”

Here is a quote from Pope John Paul I (Papa Luciani) taken from the book A Passionate Adventure. (The book is translated and edited by Lori Pieper, OFS.) Luciani is speaking about the coming of Jesus in his Christmas homily in 1961. … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts

SInce I have been having a writer’s block for a few weeks, struggling to write anything original regarding the Catholic faith, I thought I might compose one of my “Random Thoughts” posts. So here it goes: The Holy Father recently … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts: Epiphany, Silence, Bergoglio, and Luciani

Today, we celebrate the great feast of the Epiphany when Jesus is revealed to the nations as king, prophet and priest to the entire world. Church tradition has it that there were three Magi (or Wise Men, or Astrologers) all … Continue reading

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Pope John Paul I and Pope Francis

Finally, someone is recognizing what I and others have been saying since Pope Francis’ election as pope: He resembles Pope John Paul the FIrst (Papa Luciani). I say resembles not so much in his physical appearance – even though both … Continue reading

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35th Anniversary of John Paul I’s Election as Pope

Today marks the day 35 years ago when Albino Luciani was elected Pope John Paul I. As my readers know so well, this was a day etched in my memory as I was there for it all that day. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Papa Luciani Slide Show

Here is a wonderful slideshow of the celebration held in Canale d’Agordo in northern Italy last fall. It was a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Papa Luciani (Pope John Paul I). I hope someday to be … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ First Encyclical and the Completion of Luciani’s Catechesis

Pope Francis’ first encyclical, entitled Lumen Fidei, (The Light of Faith) will be released this Friday, 11 o’clock in the morning Rome time. There will be an English translation immediately available, so we excitedly anticipate its contents. I don’t know much about … Continue reading

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St. John Paul II? And John Paul I??

I have read various reports recently that the Vatican is being flooded with reports of miracles attributable to the intercession of Blessed Pope John Paul II and that Office responsible for examining these claims has given its stamp of approval … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and John Paul I’s Legacy

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I was immediately struck by something when I watched Pope Francis at the front loggia of St. Peter’s yesterday afternoon. I thought, “This is what I remember in August of 1978. … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Benedict’s Example

Yesterday, I conducted a Lenten Day of Reflection for the diaconal community of the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin. We reflected on Evangelization, the New Evangelization, and the Transmission of Faith. I couldn’t help but think if the topics would be ones that the new Holy Father, … Continue reading

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Papa Luciani was the Meteor; Papa Ratzinger the Lightening Bolt?

This photo has been making its way around the internet and elsewhere in the past couple of days.  The evening of the announcement that Pope Benedict would resign on February 28, a lightening bolt struck the cupola of St. Peter’s … Continue reading

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Papa Luciani on Pope Paul VI

As you may know, back last December Pope Benedict declared Pope Paul VI to be Venerable, i.e., he lived a life of heroic virtue. This is a first step toward canonization. There are many in the Church are saying many … Continue reading

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