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In Tokyo, three Italian women captured the attention of the world in the 100 meter sprint [1]: all three ran with a prosthetic leg and set a record. On the same track a month earlier, another Italian, Marcell Jacobs, had surprisingly won Olympic gold, breaking the 10-second barrier in the 100 meters in 9.80s, the… Read the full article

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We live in a fractured and fragmented world. Conflicts are exacerbated to the point of assuming the forms of what the Pope calls a “third world war in pieces.” Nationalism resurfaces, social sense seems lost, and the common good seems to be the least common of goods. Even globalization and openness to the world conceal… Read the full article

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Several studies have been published in recent years on the “genealogy” of the thought of Jorge Mario Bergoglio. In this regard, a book by Massimo Borghesi has exerted a strong influence.[1] The implicit background against which Bergoglio’s thought is set seems to be inspired above all by the anthropology of Romano Guardini and the interpretation… Read the full article

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The small rural county of Bethel in New York State was chosen to host a musical event, from August 15-18, 1969, that has gone down in history as Woodstock. Three days of “peace and rock music” that became a legend, with countless films and documentaries dedicated to this hippie event par excellence. Meanwhile, only 160… Read the full article

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Bratislava, Sunday September 12, 2021, 5:30 p.m. – Pope Francis has just concluded a meeting in the Nunciature with representatives of the Ecumenical Council of Churches. There is time to arrange the chairs after the previous encounter, then 53 Slovak Jesuits take their places. Francis enters and greets them: “Good evening and welcome! Thank you… Read the full article

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Even today the notion of the “Axial Age” (Achsenzeit) is the subject of heated debate.[1] Should we consider it a myth or an actual historical reality? As a first step, we should approach the concept as a tool for analysis rather than as a historical reality firmly anchored in time (such as a dynasty or… Read the full article

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It does not take us very long in our human journey to discover something very simple: most people aren’t like us. And, of course, that realization also occurs when it comes to our basic beliefs and convictions about what is important, what is valuable. We don’t have a lot of consensus about that. So, often what… Read the full article

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July 4th –  United States Independence Day – could have become an important date in Afghan history as well. On the previous Friday night, July 2nd, the Americans abandoned Bagram airport without notifying their Afghan allies, leaving behind a pile of military equipment that they had intentionally destroyed. They also cut off the electricity supply,… Read the full article

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