By Dino Boffo from the italian daily Avvenire , October 13, 2002
Stories - 2002
An exclusive interview with the French philosopher who, in his latest book (L’imparfait du présent) speaks about modern man’s resentment toward reality as given. He urges an existential conversion, replacing the pleasure principle with gratitude.
Padre Pio in the testimony of two physicians, husband and wife, who lived alongside him for years at San Giovanni Rotondo. The encounter with a man changed by Christ, who changed the life of those around him and remains a companion on the journey.
Born in Jerusalem, he later settled in Haifa, where he teaches Comparative Literature at the university. From the beginning, his work has centered on the Arab-Israeli question.
In a military quarter in Lagos, a charitable work with children evacuated from their homes due to an explosion on January 27th. The experience of a group of young people in their attentive response to what is going on around them.
Good news from Kazakhstan. The Pope’s visit, an original and enterprising university professor, the winter vacation, looking for a job. In a country where everything that is Italian is exotic. Testimony of a faith that changes people
The Christians are fleeing Palestine, because of the climate of tension and violence, but above all because of the growth of fundamentalism.
A trip to the American heartland: to Evansville, Indiana, to visit the Bishop, for the presentation of The Risk of Education, and the diaconia of CL responsibles in the States. “The response to the drama of sexual abuse is a profound and popular
A journey in a remote village in western Africa, in contact with the mentally ill no one wants. Traveling with Grégoire, a doctor, who goes around liberating the “new slaves.”
The encounters with the Movement which have been happening in America in recent years, as Giorgio Vittadini said in Washington, “are too strange to be reduced to the outcome of religious projects.” Something else is at work...
The stories of Fr. Mark, who encountered the Movement when he was in Rochester for medical reasons, and of Fr. Jim, who travels hours to spend the evening with his friends in the Studium Christi.
“Our strength lies in doing things together.” These were the words of Thomas Cashin, Deputy Chief of the Lafayette Street fire station in Manhattan, accepting the Charles Péguy Award given by the Human Adventure Corporation in New York.