The Pope against evil of the 20th Century
chasmilt777 from Dallas, Texas
12 September 2006
This 150 minute Frontline documentary is a must see for all Catholics
and non - Catholics, for all believers in Christ as well as non
believers. Pope John Paul II lived at a time where evil was disguised
and solidarity became harder and harder to find.
This PBS DVD video covers his entire life, from growing up in a Jewish
town in Poland and the after war punishment by Stalin and the
Communists, to fighting the new modern day holocaust in the form of
abortion and birth control. This documentary shows how the Church
became tougher than the Communist state, It also shows John Paul's iron
determination under the surface and his personal inner resistance.
Many issues are brought up. Faith, the death penalty, the 1981 Marshall
law in Poland, the assassination of Romero in El Salvador, and Pope
John Paul's own assassination attempt. PBS, as always, does an
excellent job in making one think. Everyone, no matter who are, will be
enlightened after viewing this special documentary.
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