News - 2000

'David Playing the Harp' by Jan de Bray via Wikimedia Commons

The Song of David

CultureGiuseppe Frangi

Almost three thousand years after they were composed, the Psalms, born as the “form of dialogue defined by God Himself for His relationship with His chosen people,” still describe the human heart, the heart of every man, in every time, of every faith.

"The Religious Sense" by Luigi Giussani.

From the Presses at McGill

Current EventsJohn Zucchi

An overview of the process of publication of Father Giussani’s books in English under McGill-Queen's University Press.

The Eucharist. Creative Commons CC0

Reasons for the Christian Claim

Current EventsJoseph Ratzinger

The remarks made by the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the presentation of the Church document Dominus Iesus. Press Room of the Holy See, September 5, 2000.

'Santorini #6' by William Congdon via Wikimedia Commons

Light in the adventure of a Stormy Sea

CultureRodolfo Balzarotti

Two years after the death of the great American artist. The initiatives of the foundation that, established in 1980 at Congdon's behest, now bears his name.We talked about it with Vice President Paolo Mangini, the artist's friend since 1960.

'The Disciples Peter and John Running to the Tomb' by Eugene Burnand via Wikimedia Commons

1972 Religious Instruction in the Wards

SchoolGiovanna Tagliabue

A catechism course for the personnel at Mangiagalli Hospital Milan, requested by the director of the nursing school, Sister Agostina Fumagalli. Some notes from a lesson by Fr. Giussani.

Stars. Public Domain CC0

Flashes of the Infinite

CultureMarco Bersanelli

An interview with Nicolò Dallaporta, one of the fathers of modern cosmology. A long life of research keeping in mind all the factors of reality. " All of life is a miracle and man is the greatest miracle of all". An encounter with a master

Presidential Election 2000 Disenfranchised Voters Protest at the US Supreme Court. Wikimedia Commons

Unrest in America

Current EventsMarco Bardazzi

On name tentatively emerges from the rubble of chads, disqualified ballots, TV mishaps, and court appeals, but uncertainty remains. A doubt begins to dawn: there may be a power capable of putting the most powerful nation on earth at a disadvantage.

Voting in the U.S. Wikimedia Commons

Challenges for the Future

Current EventsLorenzo Albacete

The editorialist for The New York Times Magazine describes the situation of uncertainty on the eve of the election of a new President of the United States. The desire, power, and freedom of a testimony.

Ski Mountain. CC0 Creative Commons

The Charism is a Story

Current EventsJerry Mahon

750 CL leaders from 70 nations for the annual International Assembly on the theme: “Unity: the Law of Knowledge.” Here are testimonies from around the world, giving value to every aspect of personal experience, including the professional side of life.

Pope John Paul II. Wikimedia Commons

Here Eternity Entered History

Current EventsRaffaella Sorensen

A public meeting on the pilgrimage made by the Pope to the Holy Land. The impressions of the Israeli Ambassador and the report of a journalist. An occasion to explain what the Movement is.

'The Last Supper' by Leonardo Da Vinci. Wikimedia Commons

You Gave Me A Body

ChurchJoseph Ratzinger

The homily delivered on June 24th by the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the ordination of priests and deacons, in the Priestly Fraternity of the Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo in Rome.

Kampala, Uganda. Creative Commons CC0

The Challenge of Kampala

Current EventsAndrea Costanzi

The first volume of the PerCorso presented in the African capital. In a country marked by the phenomenon of religious sects, an occasion for bringing into focus the true dimension of religiosity.

Remarks by President George W. Bush at Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring John Cardinal O'Connor. White House photo by Eric Draper

The Big Apple’s Parish Priest

ChurchPaolo Mastrolilli

The death of the Archbishop of New York, a strong reference point for American Catholics. His Irish origin and his profound knowledge of the American environment.

Kampala, Uganda. Wikimedia Commons

Where Hope Does not Die

Current EventsAndrea Costanzi

More than 10% of the Ugandan population is ill. More than 1,000,000 are orphans. Meeting Point's work in the suburbs of Kampala. Attending to the whole person.

United States Flag Map. Wikimedia Commons

Rediscovering the New World

Current EventsGiorgio Vittadini

New experiences are flourishing in the USA. The discovery of Father Giussani's texts, a new form of social life among families, and challenges of the upcoming election.

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, prefect of the congregation for the doctrine of the faith. Wikimedia Commons

In Praise of Reason

ChurchPatrick Bahners and Christian Geyer

Excerpts from an interview of the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith by the German magazine Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on March 8, 2000.

Christopher Vath

The Birth of a Music

ChurchMaurizio Maniscalco

The New York community and music. A choir, a CD, and a school. Communicating a greater meaning with notes of music.

Musician Chris Vath. Flickr

The Birth of a Music

CultureMaurizio Maniscalco

An interview with musician and composer Chris Vath on the New York community and music.

Fu Jen University in Taipei, Taiwan. Wikimedia Commons

From the Land to Taiwan

ChurchAndrea and Cecilia Baldelli, Valentina Zampetti

The Rimini Meeting's exhibition on Christianity's beginnings arrives in the Far East. The impressions of some university. Their amazed discovery of a new world.

Martin Luther. Wikimedia Commons

A Milestone

ChurchLaura Cioni

The Joint Declaration Catholics-Lutherans on the Doctrine of Justification by Faith, which was at the root of the Protestant Reformation against the Church of Rome. After 500 years of division, a truly ecumenical gesture.