The November election results once again invite us to go beyond polemics to the needs and desires at the heart of the people. John Samples, prominent DC think-tank director, author, and professor addresses the issues head-on.
Stories - 2010
While the health care debate seemed to originate in a desire to serve real human needs, its culmination expresses a weak sense of altruism and a serious battle of interests. Carter Snead, an expert in the field of law and bioethics, helps us take a look.
Americans have not held back in their desire to help Haiti, spending themselves in a mobilization that has involved common people as well as Hollywood stars. What can this surge of generosity teach us? To dig deep down to discover the nature of charity.
Last month, we read about the two-day event in Cairo. Here one of the protagonists tells us what thoughts the Meeting provoked in the media and in the Arab world.
In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, several seminarians, a philosophy professor, and local laity gather on Monday nights for a School of Community led by four seminarians, all to be ordained within the next two to three years.
50 priests from across America gathered to share their experiences, affirming He who carries their missions forward, the Creator of all, Christ. In tribute to the conclusion of the The Year of the Priest, we present the content of these inspiring days.
The meeting of the Pope with the abuse victims in Malta, and his tears, struck everyone. What happened afterwards? We asked some of the protagonists, and they told us why “for the first time, I envisioned I could forgive those who had hurt me so much.”
Among those whose holiness blossomed in family life, we meet “the patron saint of the impossible.” Before entering the convent, she tragically lost her whole family. She asked the Lord to let her participate in His sufferings, and got a surprising answer.
The newness of Christianity, embraced in a surprising meeting, began to reshape the life of an ordinary man in the Boston area, transforming his machine shop and his home into places of dialogue and welcoming.
Here are a few testimonies and the story of what we saw during a day among friends in the Due Palazzi Prison of Padua, with songs, a soccer game, and a big party. An experience that begs the question: “If it can happen here, can it happen anywhere?”
Traces interviews Philip Bess, Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture, to understand more about the relationship between urban design and human flourishing.
Five years after the death of the CL founder, a Professor of History in Montreal recalls his friendship with him and the fruits it still bears today.
Gregoire Ahongbonon was a family man with a successful business selling tires but, at a certain point, he lost everything...from the depths, his life was reborn, and in gratitude he sought to serve others, even the mentally ill.
The witness of a pediatrician who worked in Haiti leads us to the truest face of charity: the acknowledgment of our powerlessness in front of a huge need and the discovery of that embrace to which our life belongs.
“Our civilization? It’s not reasonable; it’s rationalistic. In the secondary things it’s intelligent, but in those that count....” In a conversation with the great Russian poetess Ol'ga Sedakova, she explains why she defends “what makes man human.”
Edoarda was a novice, full of questions, when she first heard him speak. A friendship sprung up that was never lost, one that “gave a name” to everything she was living.
Conferences, exhibitions, and shows… but the three days in Times Square was not a “festival” like others: at stake here was the bet that the Christian fact is something inherent within everything and the testimony of something greater.
First, that summer afternoon... then, the “revolution” in Brazil... then, the breaking point. One of the first CL high school students takes us back through the encounter...
This is the story of a wife and mother who abandoned herself “without reserve to the action of Grace,” to the point of sacrifice. The second episode in our series about saints in the family....
During a historical moment in which “experience” is questioned, ignored, or even refuted, a three-day seminar with some of academia’s most incisive minds yielded fruitful collaboration.
Two American business leaders test the pertinence of Carrón’s words. Through the experience of these experts on economic cooperation and development, we go deeper in our understanding of “man fully alive” in the workplace and in society.