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29 August 2020

The Patronesses of Europe

The new Europe cannot solely be founded on economics, finance, political agreements and diplomacy. This Europe needs collective values -and as strange as it may seem-, it needs common feelings able to guide it, to direct it, to interpret its deepest soul and to point to a hope for the future. For ... PDF
 Words such as power, authority and authoritativeness are frequently used by women as they consider or discuss the social, administrative and political tasks they perform, or aspire to perform. That women should claim power, authority and authoritativeness on equal terms with men is a matter of ... PDF
In this issue on Consecrated Life we discuss the term burnout. This word, in its literal meaning, involves exhaustion, collapse, stress, wear, and is a syndrome that also affects nuns. In fact, the extent of this issue is so vast that the the International Union of [Female] Superiors General ... PDF
28 December 2019

Women and Francis

In this issue, women share what they think of Pope Francis in relation to the female question in the Church. The contributing essayists in this issue are: the Avvenire Vaticanist and columnist, Stefania Falasca; the theologians Serena Noceti, Marinella Perroni, Cristina Simonelli, Shahrzad Houshmand ... PDF
23 November 2019

A proposito di madri

The ancient philosophers urged people to act with temperance, understood as the mid-point between two excesses: intemperance on the one side and insensitivity on the other. The Delphic Oracle’s μηδέν άγαν (nothing to excess) and Horace’s principle of the aurea mediocritas (golden mean) ... PDF
26 October 2019

La virtù del resistere

The ancient philosophers urged people to act with temperance, understood as the mid-point between two excesses: intemperance on the one side and insensitivity on the other. The Delphic Oracle’s μηδέν άγαν (nothing to excess) and Horace’s principle of the aurea mediocritas (golden mean) ... PDF
28 September 2019

Simboli di fortezza

A woman wearing armour and a helmet who is keeping a lion at bay. The shield next to the sword. A tower on the rock which, indestructible, stands firm against strong gusts of wind. This complex of images calls to mind something that brings together women and men from any cultural or ethnic ... PDF