News - 2002 - Page 2

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The Positivity of Christian Faith.... To New York

Current EventsJoannes Paulus PP II

3,000 people on the Brooklyn Bridge for the Way of the Cross all the way to Ground Zero. A firefighter’s words, the unexpected presence of the New York's mayor, the unforeseen message from John Paul II, and a corner of The New York Times.

St. Isaac Jogues. Wikimedia Commons

A Blackrobe Among the Hurons

ChurchLuca Grillo

Foremost among Jesuit martyrs, St Isaac worked tirelessly among Native Americans for 10 years as teacher, healer, slave, and ambassador for peace, all in the name of Christ. From New France to New Amsterdam, a New World adventure of sanctity and love.

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

Education and Mission

ChurchFrancis Cardinal George

Cardinal George met the North American Responsibles of CL during the Diakonia in mid-January. His encounter with the Movement, Fr Giussani’s books, and faith in America:“Your communion is what makes people free.” Here are extensive excerpts from his talk.

American Soldiers in Iraq. Wikimedia Commons

Recruiting Soldiers: A Battle of Life

Current EventsDavid Jones

Testimony from Captain David Jones, a US Army officer. The encounter with the Christian experience “saved my vocation as a soldier in a real way.”

Freetown, Sierra Leone. Wikimedia Commons

Ten Days in Freetown

Current EventsFranco Nembrini

From Rimini to Sierra Leone, passing through Calcinate. This is the course taken by a friendship with Fr Berton. First a co-worker came to Italy, then a couple went to the African capital, where amid poverty and brokeness, it is possible to find hope.

Kampala, Uganda. Wikimedia Commons

The Cobra We didn’t See

Current EventsTommaso Mauri, Matteo Severgnini, Maddalena Ciantia

Three Milanese university students in Uganda. On vacation with African students: in front of the same beauty, we discover that we are friends.

Lagos, Nigeria. Wikimedia Commons

A People of Orphans

Current EventsAnnamaria Chiarabini

Three million HIV-positive people in Nigeria. From a research project on AIDS to the encounter with 2,000 university students from Lagos. The testimony of one who is involved in providing basic care.

Patron Saint of Missionaries & the Far East 'St. Francis Xavier' by Miguel Cabrera via Wikimedia Commons

From the Land to Taiwan

Current EventsAndrea 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.

Chicago, IL. Wikimedia Commons

Three Hundred Times the Beginning

Current EventsMarco Bardazzi

The Diakonia of North America brought together 300 people from all parts of the continent, to meet in the Windy City. A mid-January weekend made up of meetings, testimonies, and blues music, all under the most astounding breaking news in history.

Flag Map of Sierra Leone. Wikimedia Commons

Slow Recovery

Current EventsBepi Berton

After 10 years of war, it is hard to start fresh. Foreign capital is needed to get the economy up again, the judiciary system has to win people back, and there is no work. Despite the sufferings they have undergone, there are still those who smile.

Lagos, Nigeria. Wikimedia Commons

The Little Bamboo School

Current EventsPaola Ronconi

The lagoon children, the youth, and the sick of Lagos: love for these people gives rise to works that have an impact on the structure of society and overcome divisions, even religious ones.

Flag of Uganda. Wikimedia Commons

A Chance Outside of Prison

Current EventsPaola Ronconi

Carpenters, stonemasons, and construction workers are what the youths in the COWA courses become, youths who outside of prison risk living alone in the streets. We talked about this with Corrado Corradini, who makes Venetian-style furniture in Kampala.

Pope John Paul II. Wikimedia Commons

Here and Now

ChurchBarbara Gagliotti

With this issue, we begin a series of articles on the lives of American saints and martyrs. We start with an introduction on the figure of the saint, because “it is possible to live the Christian proposal in a serious way.”

'Santorini #6' by William Congdon via Flickr

Back Home

CultureMarco Bardazzi

In 1951, in the very same year of his public recognition as an artist, he left America and its “world of crazy rebels” to go in search of the Truth. “That rage, that fury had to become Love,” he said much later, after his conversion.

Father Lorenzo Albacete

God Is Also At the Ritz Hotel

Current EventsMaurizio Maniscalco

Lorenzo Albacete appears on the major networks and his comments are published in The New York Times. He has written a book collecting his reflections on the big issues of our day, provoked by a meeting with journalists in a California hotel.

'Winter Naples'. Artist William Congdon via Flickr

Back Home

CultureMarco Bardazzi

In 1951, in the same year of his public recognition as an artist, he left America and its “world of crazy rebels” to go in search of the Truth. “That rage, that fury had to become Love,” he said after his conversion. Now Providence is welcoming him home.

American Flag. Flickr

America: Dual Role

Current EventsLorenzo Albacete

America: the new “promised land” isolated from the world. But also a “light for the nations” in the defense of justice and human rights. The interaction of two opposing tendencies will determine the moves made by American foreign policy in 2002.