The Good Pope: The Making of a Saint and the Remaking of the Church--The Story of John XXIII and Vatican II

The Good Pope The Making of a Saint and the Remaking of the Church The Story of John XXIII and Vatican II On November Cardinal Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli the son of peasant Italian farmers became Pope John XXIII Widely expected to be a transitional pope John surprised the Church hierarchy and t

  • Title: The Good Pope: The Making of a Saint and the Remaking of the Church--The Story of John XXIII and Vatican II
  • Author: Greg Tobin
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • On November 23, 1958, Cardinal Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, the son of peasant Italian farmers, became Pope John XXIII Widely expected to be a transitional pope, John surprised the Church hierarchy and the world by convoking an ambitious ecumenical council the first such council in than a century to bring the Catholic Church into the modern era I want to throw open thOn November 23, 1958, Cardinal Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, the son of peasant Italian farmers, became Pope John XXIII Widely expected to be a transitional pope, John surprised the Church hierarchy and the world by convoking an ambitious ecumenical council the first such council in than a century to bring the Catholic Church into the modern era I want to throw open the windows of the Church, he said, so that we can see out and the people can see in Broken into four sessions and held over four years, the Second Vatican Council a new Pentecost, according to John breathed new life into the Church and its pastoral mission, knocking down the centuries old wall between the Church hierarchy and the laity and repositioning the Church as a universal instrument of hope, justice, and compassion for people of all faiths.Fifty years after he convened the Second Vatican Council, Pope John XXIII remains one of the most beloved and remarkable fi gures in the history of the Catholic Church Affectionately known as Il Buono Papa, or the Good Pope, John is remembered today by Catholics and non Catholics alike as an enduring symbol of peace, ecumenicalism, and Christian spirituality In The Good Pope, Greg Tobin recounts John s remarkable story, from his impoverished childhood in Bergamo, Italy, and his successful tenure as a papal ambassador in war torn Europe to his surprise ascendancy to the throne of St Peter In the process, he traces John s legacy as the spiritual father of the modern Church and explains why the Good Pope and his great council are as vital, vibrant, and important to Catholicism as ever before Meticulously researched and engaging, The Good Pope captures the heart, soul, and spirit of the man who ushered in a new era of religion in the twentieth century.

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    1. A valuable story about Pope John XXIII (Angelo Roncalli) and the history of the Vatican Council II. I was amazed as I not aware of the circumstances of how the Vatican Council II came about and who was responsible for it. I'm so glad I found this book. I think every Catholic should read it and know how this pope and the VCII changed how we practice our faith and also, in my opinion, brought our faith out of the dark ages, so to speak. Pope John XXIII was a very humble and beautiful person, and a [...]

    2. This disappointing book was written in a hurry and sloppily edited. The first 90 pages which cover Angelo Roncalli's life from his birth in 1881 to his election as pope in 1958 are particularly dreadful. In the remaining 150 pages, the author manages at least to provide an engaging history of Roncalli's papacy as well as describing the Vatican II council in a lively fashion that recreates the excitement of the era.Tobin comes across as a journalist who is able to add colour to events through ane [...]

    3. Interesting biography of Pope John XXIII who is being canonized into sainthood this coming Sunday. He is the pope who started the council known as Vatican II which "modernized" the church. A man of very humble origins, he was only expected to be a "caretaker" and not make any waves. But his varied experiences during his time as a priest, bishop, and cardinal gave him a unique background and he turned out to be the right man at the right time. But even being a lifelong Catholic, there were many n [...]

    4. Wow, this book relates the strong force that Blessed Pope John XXIII was in bringing the changes of Vatican II to the Church and the world! His simple beginnings in the farm country of northern Italy to his assignments as a 'diplomat' in various countries to his almost 5 years as Pope; this book relates all of this in a moving way. (It also related his influence in helping to defuse the Cuban Missile crisis, something I never heard about.) The 2nd to last chapter is a very moving account of Pope [...]

    5. Nice biography of Good Pope John XXIII. I especially like the description of the Vatican offices and city-state as of the early '60s. What keeps it from 5 stars is that the author had a tendency to speculate on how John would have dealt with problems within the current church such as the child abuse scandal.

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