La Civiltà Cattolica - Catholic periodical published by the Jesuits in Rome



Cultural Anemia

  Francesco Occhetta, SJ   Issue 2002    13 February 2020

Anemia is a blood-depleting condition that keeps sufficient oxygen from reaching body tissue. “Cultural Anemia” is a concept used to describe the arrogance and superficiality that traverse our society which are among the causes of both a certain anti-educational phenomenon and the loss, for politics, of its true identity, which is the service of the common good. The Church tries to promote cultural commitment. However, because of the prejudices some people never abandon, she is misunderstood in this effort. If she calls attention to history, she is accused of being fixated on the past; if she theologically rethinks her pastoral praxis,..


'Querida Amazonia': Commentary on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation

  Antonio Spadaro, SJ 21 Feb 2020

Splendor, drama, mystery: with these three words Pope Francis offers to the people of God and all persons of goodwill his post-synodal apostolic exhortation Querida Amazonia (Beloved Amazon), on the special synod for the Amazon, which took place in Rome, October 6-27, 2019.[1] With this synod, held at the heart of catholicity in Rome, the...

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