The image proposed by CL for this year's Christmas poster is from a masterpiece of simplicity by Caravaggio. The gazes of the shepherds are “conquered by what was before them,” and reflect the heart of the event that made God “a force close at hand.”
The Charta Caritatis, which regulated relations between Cistercian abbeys, celebrates its 900th anniversary. It has much to offer to those who reflect on the crisis of democratic institutions. Father Mauro Lepori and Stefano Zamagni discussed it in Milan.
Schisms and divisions in the Orthodox sphere. Particularism in the Catholic sphere. How does the thought of past greats (Solov'ev, Bulgakov, Šmeman) and the present ecclesiastical experience respond to today’s challenges?
Does Christianity still have something to say to our societies? La scommessa cattolica, the book by Chiara Giaccardi and Mauro Magatti, presented in Milan with Massimo Recalcati, Julián Carrón and Mario Calabresi, attempts to answer this question.
The annual conference entitled "Universality and special stories. The vocation of the Church". Fr. Francesco Braschi: "What is happening in Europe, among both the Orthodox and Catholics, is a challenge to our faith".
The research of late professor Andrew Tallon is serving as a scaffold for expert investigations on the Notre Dame fire. But Tallon was much more than a prestigious art historian. His witness of love for Christ shines as an example of concrete holiness.
"The saints are people whose whole humanity has been taken up into this relationship with Jesus Christ." At the last Crossroads event in New York City, Fr. Solanus Benfatti and Lisa Lickona discussed what makes one a saint.
We publish Stanley Hauerwas' foreword to the second edition of The Risk of Education recently published by McGill-Queen's University Press. Hauerwas will be part of a panel discussing education at the 2019 New York Encounter.