Encounters - 2016

Air General Friedrich Christiansen (third from the left) accompanied high ranking German officers. By Fotodienst NSB [CC0]

Book Review: My Battle Against Hitler

EncountersApolonio Latar

"Many years before Hannah Arendt, Dietrich von Hildebrand prophetically warned against the attitude of heedlessness that would infect many souls in Europe." Apolonio Latar reviewed Dietrich von Hildebrand's novel "My Battle Against Hitler."

Catholic priests and civilians in Bydgoszcz, 1939. Via Wikimedia Commons
United States flag. CC0 Public Domain

A Present Good

EncountersJosé Medina

A reflection on the response of the recent US presidential election and the challenge of rebuilding and reuniting a divided and "ideologically charged" nation.

Wendell Berry at the Festival of Faiths. Photo / Flickr
Tiffiny Gulla

The Gift of That Day: September 11

EncountersTiffiny Gulla

The testimony of a successful manager who survived 9/11 and whose disease and solid certainty changed her life from then on. We republish Tiffiny’s article, in memoriam, as she returned to the Father on August 5, 2016.

9/11 World Trade Center Attack. Photo / Flickr
Zygmunt Bauman. Wikimedia Commons

The Tunnel and the Light

EncountersDavide Perillo

Zygmunt Bauman, one of the greatest intellectuals of our time, goes to the root of the “existential insecurity” that marks our world, and explains why the one way out has a name, “encounter,” and a face, that of Pope Francis.

A priest hears a man's confession in Saint Peter's Basilica during the Holy Year of Mercy.

An Amazing Moment

EncountersAlessandra Stoppa

He is one of the thousands of Missionaries of Mercy invited by the Pope for the Jubilee. Fr. Emiliano Antenucci, a young Capuchin, explains what the Sacrament of Confession is–and is not. Because when you meet Him face to face...

The Missionaries of Mercy with Pope Francis.
Joseph Weiler in Turin for the exposition of “Moments of Dignity” and “The Soul of Space.”

Dignity, the "Core" of Man

EncountersLetizia Bardazzi

After the presentation at the meeting, Joseph H.H. Weiler's photos are on display at the Einaudi Campus; Their theme: the human condition.

Velikoye, Yaroslavl region (Russia). During the Orthodox Epiphany, the faithful celebrate the Great Blessing of the Waters. Traces

Something Present

EncountersLuca Fiore

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.