La Civiltà Cattolica - Catholic periodical from Rome



Death in the Digital Age

  Giovanni Cucci, SJ   Issue 2007    8 July 2020

Our ambivalent relationship with death A revealing test of how much digital technology has changed our way of life is our relationship with time. It has been established that our awareness of time diminishes as we navigate; we find ourselves at the end of the day without being aware of its actual duration, just as it is equally difficult to remember what we saw during the hours spent in front of the screen. Everything seems to flatten out in the instant, with no memory and no sense of duration. This concentration on the present dimension of..


From Distraction to Dedication: An Invitation to the Center

  Adolfo Nicolás, SJ 13 July 2020

Note: Some years ago, during the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI, Father General Adolfo Nicolás sketched points for a possible letter to the Society. Although he never wrote the letter, he did share these points with a few friends. The following text, while still rough and informal, expresses clearly the direction of his thinking....

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