News - 2014 - Page 3

Mark Zuckerberg. Photo by Brian Solis via Flickr

The Knots in the Web

CultureMattia Ferraresi

"Facebook may have ceased to be the dominant topic of conversation, but it has not ceased to be a fundamental instrument. Traces asked three managers at Facebook to comment on a phenomenon that has radically changed our way of communicating."

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Patrick Kavanagh statue along the Grand Canal in Dublin. Photo by Maurice Frazer via Flickr

The Eternity of April Clay

CultureJohn Waters

It is strange to think that any one book could change your life, but this may be close to the case in my own life...

A Humanity That Heals

SchoolSuzanne Tanzi

"If our kids are lost, they are lost because the adults are lost. It is not because by nature the young person is lost. Actually, the natural position of a young person is to be 'in search of.'" A discussion between Fr. José Medina and Dr. Pedro Noguera.

(L-R) Pedro Noguera, Carolina Brito and José Medina. Photo by Elyssa Koren
Pope Benedict XVI. Photo by Sergey Kozhukhov via Wikimedia Commons

What We Learned From That Gesture

ChurchIgnacio Carbajosa Pérez

“After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.” A reflection on Pope Benedict XVI's resignation.

Teacher with her Students. Flickr

A Humanity that Heals

SchoolSuzanne Tanzi

An “all-invasive culture” threatens our educational system and the very fabric of our society. Two American educators share their positions in a dialogue on the primacy of “relationship,” which allows adults and youth alike to discover who they are.

'Christ Blessing the Children' by Artist Lucas Cranach via Wikimedia Commons
A kid and a computer. Via Flickr

Why Don't You Get Up Off the Couch?

CultureJohn Waters

A reflection on the effects of technology on our culture. How has it changed the way we think of education, friendship, communication, experience, and life as a whole?

Pope Francis. Jeffrey Bruno/Aleteia via Flickr

A Test Case for Society

ChurchAlessandro Banfi

"The Pope starts from the spirit of the times, not to write a sociological analysis but 'something much more in the line of an evangelical discernment.'" A reflection on the extraordinary Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, proposed by Pope

Fr. Julián Carrón at the 2014 New York Encounter. Photo by Nick Erickson

You are Growing and Your Needs are Exploding!

SchoolApolonio Latar

High school students from all over the United States and Canada came to New York City to meet with Fr. Julián Carrón on Saturday afternoon at the 2014 New York Encounter.

Pope John Paul II. Photo by Rob Croes via Wikimedia Commons

A Love that Responds to the Cry of the Poor

ChurchLorenzo Albacete

"Do you think Pope Francis preaches a Gospel different from the thought of Karol Wojtyla?" Revisiting Pope John Paul II about his views on the social doctrine debate in the Church.