Culture - 2018

"Starry Night over the Rhone" by Vincent Van Gogh. Via Wikimedia Commons

Stargazing with "First Man:" A Most Human Experience

CultureLucia Gemmani

A short review of Damien Chazelle's movie "First Man," an account of Neil Armstrong and the events that brought him to the moon. The film is about "a man who truly seeks the infinite."

Library of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt. Photo by Dennis Jarvis via Flickr

The Meeting Travels to the Library of Alexandria


Among those present will be the Grand Mufti of Egypt and the general Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church. The Italian delegation will also meet the Grand Imam of al-Azhar and the Coptic pope, Tawadros.

Photo by Maria Ramos

Dorothy Day in Kansas: An Impossible Unity

CultureLiv Martin

On September 20 and 21, 2018, Kansas CL communities along with the founder of the Well-Read-Mom teamed up with parishes to display an exhibit on Dorothy Day.

Dorothy Day. Via Wikimedia Commons

Dorothy Day Traveling Exhibit in Kansas


The archdiocesan news outlet of Kansas City, "The Leaven," featured the Communion and Liberation Dorothy Day exhibit in an article published on September 14, 2018.

Boy in Crown Fountain. Photo by Sharon Mollerus

Only Wonder Knows

CultureMeghan Berneking

On September 28-30, the Festival of Friendship will take place at Pittsburgh’s Trust Arts Education Center. Here is an overview if what's in store.

The Life of Luigi Giussani: A Review

CultureAlessandro Rovati

A review of Alberto Savorana's "The Life of Luigi Giussani" by Alessandro Rovati, professor of Theology at Belmont Abbey College.

Garut, Indonesia. ©Dikaseva. From the catalogue of the exhibition of the Meeting.

Job's Cry

CultureIgnacio Carbajosa

Why is the Meeting proposing an exhibit on a book written over 2,000 years ago? What does the biblical figure have to do with the 1968 protests? An appointment with the mystery of pain reveals what happened to reason after Kant killed Kant.

Stanley Hauerwas. Photo by Benjamin Payne via Wikimedia Commons

“Looking With Fresh Eyes to the Gifts We Have Received”

CultureAlessandro Rovati

At the June 2018 National Diaconia, Protestant theologian Stanley Hauerwas shared his personal history, his journey of faith, and his appreciation of Fr. Luigi Giussani, in light of the challenges American Christians face today.

Paul Claudel. Via Wikimedia Commons

Claudel: "See Impossible Things"

CultureFabrizio Sinisi

What bridges the individual and the cosmos? The Meeting of Rimini will be inaugurated by an adaptation of Paul Claudel’s "The Satin Slipper," bringing to the stage the Christian paradox in which the smallest detail is forever pierced by the eternal.

The Pontifical Palace in Castel Gandolfo and the Vatican Observatory. Photo by H. Raab via Wikimedia Commons

Francis, Between Heaven and the Vatican

CultureMarco Bersanelli

Even if our knowledge of the universe has reached dizzying heights, 95 percent of the cosmos is still unknown. Still, Pope Francis came to speak at the Vatican Observatory Summer School.

Detail of Campo G 12 (brina).

Looking out on "Campo G"

CultureLuca Fiore

Twenty years after the death of William Congdon, three brothers at the Benedictine monastery known as the Cascinazza speak about life with the great American painter, and how he helped the monks live their vocation.

Your woman looks out a window. Via Flickr

Faith and Reason

CulturePilar Rahola

“In the midst of the deterioration of values and vicious conflicts that assail humankind, I think that the presence of believers is indispensable for society.” A commentary by Pilar Rahola, who presented "Disarming Beauty" with Julián Carrón in May.