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Wojtyla's Women: How They Shaped the Life of Pope John Paul II and Changed the Catholic ChurchPeople use things and animals for their own benefit all the time, but is it permissible -- Wojtyła asked -- to use a person as a means to an end? His answer was an unqualified “no.” “Anyone who treats a person as the means to an end does violence to the very essence of the other, to what constitutes its natural right.” Wojtyła pointed out that even God did not use a person as means toward an end, since he gave man a free will to think and to make moral choices. Wojtyła concluded that only love for another person can eliminate the possibility that a woman or a man could be viewed with a utilitarian or consumer attitude and be treated only as a source of enjoyment or sexual pleasure.


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This book is worthwhile reading for anyone interested in the personal network of highly influential women who shaped John Paul II's attitudes, particularly on the debate of women's roles. Dr. Nancy Snow, author of Information War

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Ted Lipien has written an incisive and penetrating book on the role remarkable women, played in shaping John Paul II's outlook on important and controversial issues that defined his papacy. One of them was the Albanian-born nun and Nobel laureate Mother Teresa. Dr. Elez Biberaj, author of Albania in Transition: The Rocky Road to Democracy