Every week for years, a group of friends visited Gianna in the psychiatric institute of Karaganda. “It turned out that we were the ones who were the objects of her tenderness.”
Stories - 2016 - Page 2
“The name of God is mercy. There are no situations we cannot get out of: we are not condemned to sink into quicksand.” Suzanne Tanzi shared her insights on the Catholic position in the face of the death penalty.
A Church “going out” and unexpected encounters: Julian De La Morena, leader of CL in Latin America, talks about what is changing his life and that of his friends.
The friendship with an Italian colleague. Then in Russia, the meeting with the CL community. The story of how Soulaiman, a doctor, chose to return to the country at war so that his childhood friends could come to know what had changed his life.
On the death of Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, founder of EWTN, Bishop Robert Barron commemorated her in an article on her spiritual strength founded in Christ.
Loving Gaze, Nigeria, announced the opening of a 24-hour maternity home St. Kizito Clinic, Jakande Housing Estate, Lekki, focused on professional and skilled care of women and newborns.
Since 2000, there's been a 41% increase in the number of refugees, with 244 million migrants and displaced persons on the move. Rana Najib, Education Coordinator for AVSI's $10 million operation Lebanon, spoke of this issue in an interview with Traces.
Paolo Pezzi, Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mother of God at Moscow, explains how the embrace between Francis and Kirill in Cuba helps us understand how the Pope looks at the world, politics, and mercy.
Living the faith in San Francisco, where the most familiar evidences have crumbled and been buried and everything is immersed in a “natural religion.” A testimony from Francesco Boin, doctor and professor at the University of California.
"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.
She’s a Navy Lieutenant and a Black Hawk pilot. At the Encounter, she coordinated volunteers. Carie Boothe tells the story of how she encountered first, faith, and later, the Movement.
"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."
A discussion on entrepreneurship at the 2016 NY Encounter. The Panelists were Andreas Widmer and Nancy Albin with Anujeet Sareen as moderator.
“We call this ‘the land of the free.’ Why do you think freedom is so important to us?” Fr. José Medina and Fr. Julián Carrón discuss freedom in the United States at the 2016 New York Encounter.
“I wish I could instill in them the great joy that I am experiencing because I believe they would urge me to go forth and never turn back.” Damian Bacich comments on the Junípero Serra exhibit at the 2016 New York Encounter.
"The person is a mystery and my … task is to remain open." Canadian physician Marc Beauchamp shared experiences of personal relationships in the medical field at the 2016 New York Encounter.
Sal Petrosino, Peter Fields, Margaret Laracy and Naomi Genuard discussed the roles and relationship of Joy and Sadness in Pixar's "Inside Out" at the 2016 New York Encounter.
The inviolable authenticity brought by suffering powerfully attests to the fact that suffering that is accompanied, faced, has eternal value." Joshua Stancil and Priscilla La Porte shared experiences of mercy and rebirth at the 2016 New York Encounter.
"The relationship between humanity, God, and nature forms one unitary whole." Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Jeffrey Sachs and Rebecca Cherico discussed Pope Francis's encyclical, "Laudato Si," at the 2016 New York Encounter.