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Anniversaries

 

In memory of Robert Kennedy

The news arrived at the Vatican mid-morning: Robert Kennedy, the US Senator and brother of the President who had been assassinated five years earlier, was ...

The fourth year begins

The start of the fourth year of Francis’ pontificate coincides with the publication of his third great document: after the programmatic exhortation on the joy ...

In true earth

“For many years there has been a standing appointment for so many who garnered affection, gratitude and esteem for Paul VI to return on this ...

Prophet of hope

“Prophet of hope, herald of humanity's possible redemption and liberation” who “invites us regain the meaning of our human journey”, traveling through the “many dark ...

11 February

After the First World War – in which Italy became involved precisely 100 years ago – many things in the Italian Peninsula were not as ...

Against nationalism

Throughout the world celebrations are being held in commemoration of 100 years from the start of the First World War, a tragedy which shocked the ...

A great joy

Attentive to the times of the Church and to the profound meaning of Christian liturgy, Benedict XVI carefully chose the moment for that sensational announcement, ...

11 February

This year the anniversary of the signing of the Lateran Pacts between the Holy See and Italy on 11 February 1929 is enhanced by an ...

The chastening of nation and of Church

Present-day Americans who were alive on 22 November 1963, the day when President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated, can tell you precisely where they were ...

Forgiveness is the root of peace

To achieve true peace, which is a gift from God, man must walk the path of forgiveness. Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council ...

The Holy Father prays at Paul vi’s tomb

Alone, absorbed in intense prayer at his predecessor’s tomb. It was in this way that Pope Francis wished to pay homage to Pope Paul VI ...

Mysticism and modernity

The following is the translation of an article that came out in the 29-30 June 2013 issue of the French newspaper “la Croix” . Among ...

Sister Poverty and Sister Economy

“A poor Church for the poor”: an expression both simple and impressive that Pope Francis has continuously repeated from the very beginning of his pontificate. ...

11 February

Does it make any sense to commemorate the event that reached maturity on 11 February 1929 with the signing of the Lateran Pacts after so ...

With the bright gaze of fairy tales

There is a something refreshing about the thought and places of Karen Christentze Dinesen, Baroness Von Blixen-Finecke. One of the these places is Denmark, where ...

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Sept. 22, 2018