Current Events - 2001

Dublin, Ireland. Via Wikimedia Commons

A Foretaste of Heaven

Current EventsPaola Ronconi

What unites a university professor, a physician, and the president of a country? That which unites all men. In the center of Dublin, on the evening of November 13th, the presentation of the first book of the Trilogy.

Fireman among the rubble from the Twin Towers. Wikimedia Commons

God Bless America!

Current EventsJerry Mahon

What is urgent for Americans now is asking themselves which God they follow, and not to follow the example of the Pharisee. It is time to invoke the mercy of God who welcomes sinners, like the publican, and is severe with those who are respectable.

9/11 World Trade Center Attack. Flickr

From America… and the World

Current Events

E-mails, letters, faxes… After September 11th, many friends wrote to us. The American tragedy seen from five continents. Below are some excerpts.

World Trade Center Memorial. Flickr

Pain and Judgement

Current EventsMaurizio Maniscalco

When the dramatic dimensions of the tragedy of September 11th began to come into focus, as I watched my fellow New Yorkers I was struck by one thing above all others: the sense of bewilderment and pain

'Resurrection' by William Congdon via Flickr

Return To America

Current EventsRodolfo Balzarotti

50 years ago, Life magazine hailed him as one of the US's most talented painters. Then he disappeared from the art world for over 30 years. 3 years after his death, William Congdon returns to his fatherland with a retrospective in Providence.

Aerial view of the World Trade Center site in September 2001. Wikimedia Commons

Journal From Wounded Manhattan

Current EventsMarco Bardazzi

Here is an up close and personal account of the effects of the attacks on September 11th on the residents of New York City and just how such an event shaped the community which was directly attacked. How do we find order in the chaos?

Priests receiving ordination. Wikimedia Commons


Current EventsJosé Medina

On June 23rd in Rome, seven members of the Priestly Fraternity of St Charles Borromeo were ordained to the priesthood. One of them wrote a report of his year teaching at a high school in Boston- his relationship with the students and their questions.

Rice farmer in Sierra Leone. Wikimedia Commons

New Grass of Africa

Current EventsRiccardo Piol

In this African country torn apart by civil war, the faithful presence of the missionaries helping the most badly hit population. During a visit of AVSI leaders, the encounter with Father Berton and his Xaverian Confreres.

Miami, Florida. Wikimedia Commons

Success Is the Top. Life Is More

Current EventsMaurizio Maniscalco

The first public gesture of the Miami community. A round table on The Religious Sense with a very provoking title. Speakers were Msgr. Albacete, David Horowitz, and Brother Richard DeMaria, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for Miami.

John Henry Newman. Wikimedia Commons

Admiral Nelson, Newman, and Giussani

Current EventsAlberto Savorana

The presentation of The Religious Sense in the capital of the United Kingdom. In the fatherland of Empiricism, an apologia of reason open to reality. For the community, a testimony of belonging that increased everyone’s certainty.

Kampala, Uganda. Flickr

Mercy in Acholi Quarter

Current EventsRodolfo Casade

Little Reagan, Frances, Jenny, Vicky… Acholi Quarter on the outskirts of Kampala, where for five years the Meeting Point has helped 156 AIDS patients. “The others do for them, we do with them.”

Montréal, Canada. Wikimedia Commons

To The Peoples of Canada

Current EventsJohn Zucchi

The exhibit “From the Land to the Peoples” in the Grand Séminaire in Montreal. The phases of preparation and inauguration. The discovery of something new in the concreteness of early Christianity.

A 3D medical animation still of Ebola virus. Wikimedia Commons

The Mystery of Lacor

Current EventsAndrea Costanzi

The Ebola epidemic. The story of Doctor Matthew and other staff at St. Mary’s Hospital, who gave their lives for the patients infected with Ebola. A testimony till martyrdom.

The Statue of Liberty. CC0

The American Dream

Current EventsMarco Bardazzi

The annual meeting of CL Responsibles for North America. A torrent of questions, focusing on a current theme: work. Where man’s freedom is at stake.

Sign: Know your HIV status in Zambia, Africa. Commons

S.O.S. Africa

Current EventsCristina Ravera, Giuliano Rizzardini, Filippo Ciantia, Alberto Bettinelli, Reproductive Health Study Group, and AVSI

More than 24 million people infected by HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa today, presenting a global-scale problem. But prevention programs have been based almost exclusively on promoting the use of condoms. Here's another point of view...

Fr. Luigi Giussani.

Midwest Tour

Current EventsLorenzo Albacete

Three American universities hosted encounters on Father Giussani’s thought. A tour that touched the states of Indiana, Wisconsin, and Illinois.