Welcome to the March issue of La Civiltà Cattolica, English edition.
The proposal in the European Commission’s guidelines to abolish a series of terms in order to facilitate “correct communication” – “Happy Holidays” was suggested to replace wishing someone a “Merry Christmas” – has caused considerable debate. Even though it was later withdrawn, is the document a sign of a trend towards erasing Christianity from the European imagination?
Federico Lombardi delivers a concise assessment of the Sauvé Report, the final report of the French Church’s Independent Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Church. He details how the Commission placed abused people at the center of their strategy, accompanying them on a difficult path. He looks at the importance of the data and its proper interpretation, and the reports recommendations.
In Entrepreneurship and the Earth Edmond Grace from Jesuit European Social Center explains how the connection between entrepreneurship and human worth is more than a lofty ideal. It is the primary motive of any entrepreneur worthy of the name, although profit will always be a measure of success in any business! This article highlights the value of business in human society and the irreplicable role of entrepreneurs in promoting the common good.
The Renewal of Theology as a Dialogue from Within by Card. Michael Czerny reflects on the dialogical style that – according to the Magisterium, starting with the Council – is at the heart of theology and theological formation.
Pontormo’s Drawings, Times and Counter-Times reviews a number of important recent exhibitions in Rome as part of the Vatican’s Year of Celebrating Raphael. It’s an opportunity to remember the contributions of the Medici to the High Renaissance.
‘Forced Migration’ in Central and North America explains that people are being left with almost no choice but to leave their homes in search of a better life because of violence, natural disasters and lack of employment in their communities.
Martin Maier, Director of the NGO German Catholics for Latin America has penned a brief but illuminating biography of Rutilio Grande.
Card. Pedro Ricardo Barreto and Mauricio López Oropeza share their experiences at The First Ecclesial Assembly of Latin America and the Caribbean: Experiences of a synodal process.
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