Vademecum of the anthropology of Bl. John Paul II

Bl. Pope John Paul II did a great deal both philosophically and theologically to bolster the culture of life both before and during his pontificate. Many of you may use his thought in your teaching and research.  The Humanitas Christian Anthropology and Culture Review of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile has published a  free downloadable Vademecum of his anthropology. It is in the form of an alphabetical list of terms with definitions and commentary taken from John Paul II’s papal writings. Topics include Abortion, Contraception (and abortion), Culture (of death and of life), Death (fifth commandment, penalty, Euthanasia, Justice, Law, Liberty, Man, Morality, Right to Life, Science.



Robert Gotcher is a dogmatic and moral theologian and long-time member of UFL who received his Ph.D. from Marquette University. He and his wife, Kathy, are raising their seven children in Franklin, Wisconsin.