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.
Church - 2009
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.
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."
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?
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.”
“What struck me most about the Synod was the unity.” The Primate of Canada revisits a milestone in the life of the Church: the encounter with Christ; the relationship between faith and exegesis; and the movements.