Current Events - 2013

The Good Government allegory by Ambrogio Lorenzetti

What We Speak about When We Speak of the Common Good

Current EventsAndrea Simoncini

We indicate it as the criterion for a nation’s renewal, but too often the common good remains abstract. Law professor Andrea Simoncini helps us to understand and critique the illusion that good government is the outcome of a “perfect system".

St. Francis of Assisi by Jusepe de Ribera

Francis, Show Us Where We Have to Fix Our Gaze

Current EventsJulián Carrón

An article by Julián Carrón, President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, commenting on Benedict XVI's renunciation and his successor, Pope Francis. Published by the Italian daily Avvenire.

Pope Francis and his signature.
Pope Benedict XVI. Wikimedia Commons

Ratzinger's Cross

Current EventsJulián Carrón

An editorial commentary by Fr. Julián Carrón. Of Pope Benedict's resignation he says, "Not only his freedom, but also the Pope’s capacity to read reality, to understand the signs of the times, announces the presence of Christ."

Paul Bhatti

I am a Witness

Current EventsMark Danner

Paul Bhatti's , Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, personal Christian commitment to society follows that of his martyred brother Shahbaz. In this interview he discusses his fight against the "ideology that is killing my country and its culture."

Pope Francis

The Wonder of a Beginning

Current EventsPope Francis

“People are struck by the appearance of a man who loves Jesus Christ,” because they show us Christianity for what it is: an irreducible event. Traces takes a close-up look at Jorge Mario Bergoglio's first month as Pope.