News - 2012 - Page 2

Bogota, Colombia. Creative Commons CC0

With the Eyes of a Child

SchoolDavide Perillo

In the country known for the war against drug traffickers, it is possible to meet people who are “visibly...happy.” We find them in three schools, in a milk products factory, and encounters along the way in a friendship starting with a magazine article.

Mesopotamian Ruins in Modern Iran. Wikimedia Commons

Fragments of the Absolute

CultureLuca Fiore

The archeologist Giorgio Buccellati explains why the polytheism of “his” Mesopotamians speaks to the reason of us moderns and presents us with an alternative: either “analyze” or “accept the unforeseeable.”

Author Charles Dickens. Wikimedia Commons

Charles Dickens
On the Way home

CultureLuca Doninelli

Two hundred years ago, one of the greatest storytellers of world literature was born. Why is his kind of storytelling still relevant today? The answer lies in the intertwining of two mysteries, which only a genius manages to keep together.

Collage of Social Networks. Artist Tanja Cappell via Flickr

Faith in the Twitter Era

SchoolMarco Bardazzi

Friendship, follow, save...What do these words mean in the world of the web? Fr. Antonio Spadaro, Editor-in-Chief of the journal La Civiltà Cattolica (Catholic Civilization) and expert on new social media, explains how the internet is changing our lives.

The Cosmos. Creative Commons CC0

The “I” and the Stars

CultureMarco Bersanelli

Not only the “heavens” but everything speaks of the Creator. An astrophysicist whose job is to search for the origins of the universe, gave the following presentation at the Pontifical Council for the Laity on the theme: “The Question of God Today.”

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. Wikimedia Commons

Horizons of Renewal

SchoolSuzanne Tanzi

Entrusted with the faithful of Ireland during trying times, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin–speaker at this year’s NY Encounter–assesses the situation, sharing his hope in the life and history of the Church.

Saint Patrick. Wikimedia Commons
Christ the Shepherd. Flickr

A Hand of Offering Now

SchoolJacqueline Hamm Aldrette

The Atrium is a children’s “gathering place”dominated by quiet exploration that offers families a way of approaching the reality of Christ present. One parent describes “an education to wonder” that begins with an “active Presence.”

"The Butcher's Shop' by Artist Bartolomeo Passerotti via Wikimedia Commons

The Best Thing about You is Being Chosen

SchoolAlessandra Stoppa

A teacher is someone who has a true passion and “is never in crisis.” This is how Fulvio learned a job that he knew nothing about.