Hikes in the woods and canoe rides, no-holds-barred games with teams challenging each other, and then Alpine songs 5,000 miles from Italy, evenings spent listening to classical music.
Current Events - 2002
Catholicism in the US is going through one of the hardest moments in history, with the many priests accused of sexual abuse. But this is only one side of the coin. The positive experiences of some priests: Fr. Rich Veras, Fr. Sansone, and Msgr. Albacete.
David Forte teaches law at Cleveland State University and is a scholar whose opinion is respected in the United States. At the Meeting in Rimini, he gave a talk as part of the meeting entitled “Uncle Sam’s Return.”
How to commemorate the darkest day in United States history? While most limited themselves to letting the dead speak, the New York CL community engaged in a different gesture, in which the leading role was played by hope.
A year after the attack on the Twin Towers, no geopolitical explanation has managed to satisfy Americans in search of an ultimate meaning. The reflections of a keen observer.
We offer Fr Peter J Cameron’s intervention at meeting of CL responsibles in Milan.
A document endorsed by several US intellectuals, conservatives and liberals alike, to stress equality and human rights reminiscent of the Declaration of Independence. A study of the sentiments that move the American culture of today.
Downtown New York stopped for the Cross passing by. The Way of the Cross, traveling over the Brooklyn Bridge, arrived next to Ground Zero. Almost 3000 participants, the mayor’s greetings, and the testimony of one of New York’s firefighters.
3,000 people on the Brooklyn Bridge for the Way of the Cross all the way to Ground Zero. A firefighter’s words, the unexpected presence of the New York's mayor, the unforeseen message from John Paul II, and a corner of The New York Times.
Testimony from Captain David Jones, a US Army officer. The encounter with the Christian experience “saved my vocation as a soldier in a real way.”
From Rimini to Sierra Leone, passing through Calcinate. This is the course taken by a friendship with Fr Berton. First a co-worker came to Italy, then a couple went to the African capital, where amid poverty and brokeness, it is possible to find hope.
Three Milanese university students in Uganda. On vacation with African students: in front of the same beauty, we discover that we are friends.
Three million HIV-positive people in Nigeria. From a research project on AIDS to the encounter with 2,000 university students from Lagos. The testimony of one who is involved in providing basic care.
The Rimini Meeting's exhibition on Christianity's beginnings arrives in the Far East. The impressions of some university. Their amazed discovery of a new world.
The Diakonia of North America brought together 300 people from all parts of the continent, to meet in the Windy City. A mid-January weekend made up of meetings, testimonies, and blues music, all under the most astounding breaking news in history.
After 10 years of war, it is hard to start fresh. Foreign capital is needed to get the economy up again, the judiciary system has to win people back, and there is no work. Despite the sufferings they have undergone, there are still those who smile.
The lagoon children, the youth, and the sick of Lagos: love for these people gives rise to works that have an impact on the structure of society and overcome divisions, even religious ones.
Carpenters, stonemasons, and construction workers are what the youths in the COWA courses become, youths who outside of prison risk living alone in the streets. We talked about this with Corrado Corradini, who makes Venetian-style furniture in Kampala.
Lorenzo Albacete appears on the major networks and his comments are published in The New York Times. He has written a book collecting his reflections on the big issues of our day, provoked by a meeting with journalists in a California hotel.
America: the new “promised land” isolated from the world. But also a “light for the nations” in the defense of justice and human rights. The interaction of two opposing tendencies will determine the moves made by American foreign policy in 2002.