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The Oracle of God

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Summary

  • Throughout the 20th century, the fortunes of the papacy seemed at an all-time low, but the spiritual power of the pope had grown to dizzying heights. An ever-changing world with modern values challenged that power time and again. This film examines those challenges facing modern day popes both inside and beyond the Catholic Church. A review of the reign of Pope John Paul II, the first non-Italian pontiff in more than 450 years, attempts to determine where the Church is heading after his death.

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  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 08, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Contents

  • Beleaguered Papacy (1:40) -- Pius's Perspective (1:20) -- Enforcing Theological Conformity (1:22) -- WWI and Russian Revolution (1:31) -- Alliance with Mussolini (1:15) -- Getting Encyclical Into Germany (2:03) -- Pius XII and WWII (2:10) -- Pius XII and Hitler (1:25) -- Anti-Communism (0:53) -- Roncalli Elected (0:25) -- John XXIII (2:51) -- Calling Council (2:27) -- Pope Paul VI (1:55) -- Vatican Council (1:24) -- Synods (1:26) -- Contraception (2:24) -- John Paul I (2:01) -- John Paul II (1:53) -- John Paul II and Poland (1:48) -- John Paul II and Liberation Theology (1:55) -- Contraception and Third World (1:26) -- Pope and Bishops (1:40) -- Lack of Transparency (2:32) -- Relations with Orthodox Church (1:16) -- John Paul's View of Role (1:33) -- Deteriorating Attachment to Church (2:38) -- Opus Dei (1:23) -- Death of John Paul II (1:53) -- Ratzinger Elected Pope (1:23) -- Credits: The Oracle of God: Saints and Sinners- The History of the Popes (1:14)
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