Tatiana Kasatkina, one of the world's greatest experts on Fyodor Dostoyevsky, discusses the 'christian paradox' found in the Russian author's work.
News - 2009
Four hundred years ago, for the first time, a telescope was pointed at the sky. It was the beginning of a revolution for all of civilization. Its creator is, still today, the mainstay of those who see an opposition between faith and reason.
We went to visit the Trappist monastery so tied to our history, where 70 cloistered nuns dedicate themselves to God through communion, living an experience that makes them enter into the world more than those who actually live “in” the world.
In an American educational system threaten by scientism, relativism, and the lack of adult role models, where can we begin to rebuild? University Professor Brad Gregory gives an overview of the situation.
A year and a half ago, Fr. Carrón issued a challenge about education, and this year, on March 15th, over 4,000 teachers met to continue the journey undertaken, testifying in a series of contributions about “what sustains our hope.”
John Waters explains how his experience at the Meeting has launched him on the path of true knowledge through the testimony of human rights activist Harry Wu, a tour of the exhibit on Galileo, and other dramatic “encounters.”
Giorgio Vittadini, President of the Subsidiarity Foundation, comments on Benedict XVI’s new encyclical, starting from what moves social action: “The desire of the ‘I.’”
This is the story of a saint who was able to build a new humanity even in moments of great difficulty, an Italian nun who dreamed of being a missionary in the Far East but was told by the Pope: “Your China is the United States of America”–and she obeyed.
One hundred years after his birth, we set out to discover the less explored side of a controversial artist. A man who always kept in sight in his studio, was a crucifix, because “I’ve found no other subject that so embraces all the areas of the human.”
How can we get out of the impasse we are in? For Phillip Blond, theologian and advisor to Britain’s Tory leader David Cameron, we have to begin with relationships, and a Catholic doctrine that exalts the individual for the benefit of all.
In his address to Catholic religion teachers Pope Benedict XVI reminds us of the importance of educators and their unique capacity to communicate the truth of Christ. To teach is to be open to otherness. Open to mystery.
In his address to the people gathered in the Vatican for the Regina Caeli Pope Benedict Reminds us that "The true centre of the communion of the first Christians was fundamentally the Risen Christ."
With the economy in shambles, how do we remain calm? We put this question to a group of entrepreneurs who share a friendship, and they told us about the source of their hope, which is concrete and possible, even for those who don’t share their profession.
Pope Benedict XVI has often been attacked by the mass media through mischaracterization and a sensationalizing of his comments. In what way are we to follow the Pope and what is his role in the world?
With the EU gearing up for its 2009 elections, we are witnessing an emerging institution platformed on imposing abstract values and scrutinizing issues of family and work. An interview with the jurist Marta Cartabia explains what is at stake in Brussels.
Does the Church provide us "a civil religion, a mere ethical element"? Is it "the annunciation of the pure, naked Cross for the salvation of 'every other'"? In a polemic society such as ours, what is the nature of the Church and Her place in the world?
Opened on October 4th, The African Synod reaches out to people with a strong religious sense, a risk of spiritualism, and a thirsting for a “God who is near.” We present here witnesses who live the wounds and the hopes of a continually growing Church.
From the wall that cuts Bethlehem in two, to the classrooms in the Palestinian universities; then Salwa, Tommaso, the Guardian…the life of people who take their faith seriously, with a “vocation inside the vocation.”
Moments caught in time, film scenes, tension lacing each sequence… An Edward Hopper exhibit travels to Italy, sharing with Europe the work of an artist who painted “what is happening."
What is the heart (and who is the protagonist) of the challenge of education? We present here some stories of the first weeks of school from across Europe and America, to discover what’s gained by those who accept their responsibilities without cheating.
An Editorial on the "educational emergency." A reminder of all of our positions as "actors in the process of education".