Current Events - 2003

Freetown, Sierra Leone. Wikimedia Commons

A Clear Gaze

Current EventsErnest Sesay

The testimony of Ernest Sesay, from Sierra Leone at the International Council of CL Responsibles in La Thuile, Italy.

A Market in Lagos, Nigeria. Wikimedia Commons

Oasis of Hope

Current EventsPaola Ronconi

Four days in Lagos. The Memores Domini house, the presentation of "The Risk of Education," a visit to St Kizito’s Clinic, meeting with the CLU youth. In the dramatic reality of Nigeria, where Christ can be encountered every day.

The Trevi Fountain. Wikimedia Commons

The Freshness of a New Encounter

Current EventsPeter Stockland

At the Beginning Day held in Montreal, on October 18th, Peter Stockland, Editor-in-Chief of "The Gazette," related his impressions after his journey to Italy.

New York City. Wikimedia Commons

The Embrace of a Companionship

Current EventsMark Danner

Over 200 people gathered for the Happening, together for a desire of happiness. Fr Rich Veras gave the opening meditation, followed by three testimonies.

Portrait of Richard Rorty. Wikimedia Commons

American Optimism from the Past to the Present

Current EventsGiuseppe Zaffaroni

Reflections about the intellectual currents threatening the American tradition, taking a cue from the thought of Richard Rorty, one of the most significant figures of “post-modern” pragmatism.

'Christ Washing the Apostles' Feet' by Artist Dirck Van Baburen via Wikimedia Commons

Little Mado and the Other War Children

Current EventsBepi Berton

Mado has a malformation and can't talk, but she make herself understood. Salam has polio, but he walked the Way of the Cross on crutches. There are many more children who've found hope at St Michaels Hospitality Center. We thank Fr Bepi for his testimony.

'A Jewish Wedding' by Artist Jozef Israëls via Wikimedia Commons

The Unity of Marriage Is Possible Only with God

Current EventsMaurizio Maniscalco

An interview with the rabbi about his new book, "Adam & Eve. Marriage Secrets from the Garden of Eden," published by Paulist Press. Starting from the experience of the original couple, a look at the problems of couples today.

Martin Luther at the Diet of Worms. Wikimedia Commons

Approaching American Protestantism

Current EventsElisa Buzzi

Giussani’s book contains judgments about American Protestantism that are still valid today, more than thirty years after the first edition was written. An “informational” book, it starts from the Puritan origins and goes up to the 1960s.

Kampala, Uganda. Flickr

Rose Receives a Prize. A Presence Rewarded

Current EventsMarco Bardazzi

The little nurse from Kampala committed to working with AIDS victims has received the prize given by the Path to Peace Foundation, presented by Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations.

Pentecost. Wikimedia Commons

More than a Group of Friends

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For 4 days 65 university students and professors from the Eastern US met at Blue Knob Ridge near Altoona, Pennsylvania, for the annual summer vacation, whose theme was “Utopia and Presence.” Notes from the closing moments of the vacation:

J.H.H. Weiler. Wikimedia Commons

Christianity Is Not a Private Affair

Current EventsAndrea Simoncini and Marta Cartabia

JHH Weiler, of NYU, has studied the process of European integration for more than 25 years. His is a clear and provocative judgment on the Europe forming. Against the so-called neutrality of the new Constitution, a defense of the value of faith.

'The Crowning with Thorns' by Caravaggio via Wikimedia Commons

Statism Does not Create Man, It Destroys Him

Current EventsDavid Forte

The person before the State. Notes from the talk given at the Cultural Center of Milan on May 19th by David Forte, a Law Professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

Gulu, Uganda. Flickr

Journey to Gulu New Signs for Hope

Current EventsVanessa Jullies Akello

Hunger and disease, guerilla warfare and homelessness do not have the final say in a community marked by the clear intervention of Providence.

Gulu, Uganda. Wikimedia Commons

Doctor Corti’s Good Fight

Current EventsChiara Pierotti

In 1961, he set out for Africa. In Gulu, he sustained a missionary hospital, St. Mary’s Lacor Hospital, which is a kind of miracle in the poverty of this African country.

Fr. Lorenzo Albacete

At the Beginning of the Beginning

Current EventsLorenzo Albacete

In Washington DC, students and professors came together to work on Fr Giussani's text, Recognizing Christ. Msgr Lorenzo Albacete, with his characteristic combination of wit, aplomb, and deep fellowship, gave the following closing synthesis.

Georgetown University. Wikimedia Commons

Yes, It Is Worth the Risk. An Experience Offered.

Current EventsMichelle Riconscente

Georgetown University in Washington, DC, hosted on April 4th-5th,the conference on The Risk of Education. A report on two days of dialogue among fifty university professors.