I wrote for "Traces" again this New York Encounter but in the middle of it I wondered whether I had made a mistake. I enjoy writing but it is always slog.
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"What are we missing? Why do we often perceive reality as disappointing? What can help us reconcile with reality and engage life as it is?" The 2017 New York Encounter opened with music and a conversation with Richard Cabral and Fr. Vincent Nagle.
Monica Goodwin, Mila Villaceran and Anthony Lechich discuss the impact of the elder generations at the 2017 New York Encounter.
"Our faith must become a lived beauty through which others can encounter God’s incredible love." Fr. Julián Carrón discussed his new book "Disarming Beauty" with Joseph Weiler at the 2017 New York Encounter.
David Brooks and R. R. Reno discussed the question, “Are the American People Betraying Their Dream? Or Is the American Dream Betraying its People?" at the 2017 New York Encounter.
"The goal of Christianity is not to win an argument, but to be holy." Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Rev. Matt Malone and Claire Vouk conversed on the American saints' exhibit “The American Dream Come True” at the 2017 New York Encounter.
"The problem with man making himself dissimilar to God is that it also makes him dissimilar to himself." A conversation on the 2017 New York Encounter theme with Michael Waldstein, John Waters and Fr. José Medina.
What does it mean to be successful in research? What drives their work? Can the work of the scientist be viewed as an art form? A conversation at the 2017 New York Encounter with Maria Teresa Landi, Polly Matzinger and Luca Matone.
Tom Leopold gave a witness to the truth of the 2017 New York Encounter theme through his own experience of conversion to Catholicism after accompanying his daughter through a life-threatening eating disorder.
Debut screening of an award-winning documentary about an education and nutrition center in Mexico, organized by AVSI USA and presented by co-director Simonetta D’Italia Weiner at the 2017 New York Encounter.
The curtain has just fallen. But it seems like anything but a finished performance. The 2017 edition of the New York Encounter opened a path of friendship and of hope. Here's what happened.
A new work by Christopher Vath for narrator, violin, cello and piano set in the squalid WWI prison of the Maxence Van Der Meersch novel. Performed Saturday night at the 2017 New York Encounter.
"Work is a necessity for every human being." Alejandro Marius shares his experience managing Trabajo y Persona in Venezuela at the 2017 New York Encounter.
On the final day of the New York Encounter, Fr. Julián Carrón and Joseph Weiler gave a presentation on Fr. Carrón's book, Disarming Beauty, which will be available in May 2017 published by the University of Notre Dame Press.
The opening night of the 2017 New York Encounter was a multi-media stage performance written by Emily Green and co-directed by Green and Jo Vetter.
"All three speakers ... stressed the importance of recognizing and acting on our own freedom as social, political and economic participants." Paolo Carozza, Carolyn Woo, Joseph Kaboski and Brian Grim tackled human economics at the 2017 New York Encounter.
In the weeks leading up to the Encounter, I had been reawakened, with help from my School of Community, to my need to say Yes to Christ’s presence in my life, through my very flawed humanity...
"The Psalms are a form of dialogue defined by God Himself for His relationship with the people He has chosen … The sweep of the Psalms tells this history with the power of poetic song.” A 2016 New York Encounter concert organized by Jonathan Fileds.
"This was completely a gift from God. Yes, an accomplishment, but also really humbling." Veteran astronaut Thomas Jones spoke about his adventures in space at the 2016 New York Encounter.
Despite the rise of terrorism and Civil War in the Arab Spring, certainty and joy dominate local Christians. Archbishop Amel Nona and Fr. Pier Battista Pizzaballa shared stories of hope and freedom in the Middle East at the 2016 New York Encounter.
Sponsored by the Well-Read Mom reading group at the 2016 New York Encounter, Mura Kate Costello and Margaret Stokman tackle questions of power, freedom and the soul in Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein."