Church - 2006

Deus Caritas Est

Ministers of the Event

ChurchLorenzo Albacete

Priests from ten U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and Canada gathered for their annual retreat. For five days they went to the depths of Pope Benedict’s first encyclical.

Pope Benedict XVI. Wikimedia Commons

Relativism and Statism

ChurchJavier Prades

In order to offer a judgement on our society, we have to choose a criterion with which to evaluate it. In fact, analysis of the symptoms of the West’s weariness or bewilderment can produce very different diagnoses.

'Run on the Tuileries during the French Revolution' by Jean Duplessis-Bertaux
Cardinal Péter Erdö. Wikimedia Commons

Helping People Come to Jesus Christ

ChurchRoberto Fontolan

The Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest was elected last October as the President of the Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE) for the five-year term 2006-2011. We began our conversation for Traces with this new appointment.

An American and Vatican Flag. Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

Free Church and Limited State

ChurchPaolo Carozza

The religious character of American culture and the role of the Church in public debate reveal why a concordat between Church and State is superfluous in the USA.