The beatification of Daudi and Jildo, two young Ugandan catechists martyred in 1918, killed because they were faithful to the mandate to communicate the faith by word and by one’s life. A hope for war-torn northern Uganda.
News - 2002
October 1957. Berchet High School, first year, front desk. Fr Luigi Negri recounts the first period of religion class with Fr Giussani. “For him, teaching was not a parenthesis in his life, it was the part that was most alive.”
Hikes in the woods and canoe rides, no-holds-barred games with teams challenging each other, and then Alpine songs 5,000 miles from Italy, evenings spent listening to classical music.
Catholicism in the US is going through one of the hardest moments in history, with the many priests accused of sexual abuse. But this is only one side of the coin. The positive experiences of some priests: Fr. Rich Veras, Fr. Sansone, and Msgr. Albacete.
Two delegates from the Holy See at the United Nations Session on Children, where they presented AVSI’s experience in the various countries of the world.
Stalwart and unhesitant, she led a life of adventure and hardship, always at the service of her Society and the Lord, who molded her personality to be a tool of His will, which she followed from the bloody revolution of France to the barely settled lands
She died in 1955 and was canonized on October 1, 2000. Her great sympathy for the “Indian and Negro” races, and a desire to bring the Gospel to them, conducted her to embrace the religious life–a life offered for others and led by an Other.
In Washington, DC for a symposium on John Paul II, the President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity on charisms and mission meets with the Washington CL community: a sincere testimonial of fatherhood and friendship.
Frail but tenacious, her life was marked by hope she always carried for her own life and others. Denied admission as a novice, she was called to found her own order of nuns. “She knew that love not loved and lived was but a dead word."
David Forte teaches law at Cleveland State University and is a scholar whose opinion is respected in the United States. At the Meeting in Rimini, he gave a talk as part of the meeting entitled “Uncle Sam’s Return.”
How to commemorate the darkest day in United States history? While most limited themselves to letting the dead speak, the New York CL community engaged in a different gesture, in which the leading role was played by hope.
A year after the attack on the Twin Towers, no geopolitical explanation has managed to satisfy Americans in search of an ultimate meaning. The reflections of a keen observer.
In Nairobi, an innovative vocational school with 450 students, created at the behest of Cardinal Otunga and sustaine by AVSI. An example of the “risk of education” in action, which prepares one for life.
The parable of the owner of the vineyard, on which the Scottish writer based his most famous novel. Father Gaston, Father Malachi, Father Smith: stories of priests. All of Marshall’s books speak of the Grace of the Christian Event.
We offer Fr Peter J Cameron’s intervention at meeting of CL responsibles in Milan.
This is what one feels reading the novels by this English writer, a convert to Catholicism at the age of 23 because of a woman whom he later married. During his life, he was a journalist, traveler, writer, spy for British intelligence, and film critic.
The foundress of the vast parochial school system in America: from the Protestant high society of 19th century New York to the conversion to Catholicism against all odds, embracing its consequences with love and compassion.
From Mallorca Island to the Americas. A Franciscan friar of the 18th century in Mexico and Baja California, creating focal points designed for an integral Christian education. Not reduced to a mere doctrine, but witnessing to the adventure of a life.
Montreal, 17th century. An eleven-year-old Iroquois girl struck by the Christian proposal of the permanent mission in her village. From Baptism to testimony to death. Declared a blessed in 1980 by Pope John Paul II, her cause is currently in progress.
A document endorsed by several US intellectuals, conservatives and liberals alike, to stress equality and human rights reminiscent of the Declaration of Independence. A study of the sentiments that move the American culture of today.
Downtown New York stopped for the Cross passing by. The Way of the Cross, traveling over the Brooklyn Bridge, arrived next to Ground Zero. Almost 3000 participants, the mayor’s greetings, and the testimony of one of New York’s firefighters.