Published Date : 2023-01-16
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Kurt Vonnegut: ‘So it goes’

By: Diego Mattei, SJ

November 11, 2022, marked the centenary of the birth of Kurt Vonnegut, considered one of the greatest writers of the golden age of science fiction. Together with Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Frank Herbert, H. G. Wells and Edgard Rice Burroughs – to name only the greatest and best known – he shaped our dreams and our nightmares, with stories and situations that have entered our collective imagination and generated further stories, on the small...

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Ecumenism and the Christian Desire for Unity

By: Giancarlo Pani SJ

“Christian unity – we are convinced – will not be the fruit of subtle theoretical discussions in which each party tries to convince the other of the soundness of their opinions. When the Son of Man comes, he will find us still discussing!” This is how, in 2015, Pope Francis, at St. Paul’s Basilica during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, concluded his homily, inviting us to seek new ways: “We need to realize that, to plumb the depths...

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Crisis and the Future of the Church

By: Antonio Spadaro, SJ

Does the Church have a future? What is the Church’s relationship with the passage of time, that is, to its history? The risk of going astray in answering these questions is very high. We can either fall into a merely sociological view, or make a purely abstract theological analysis, that is, embrace the ideology of the “youthfulness” of the Church with her “magnificent good fortune  and progress” in times of crisis. “Ideology,” Pope Francis once warned, “is not a good...

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‘The Milk of Dreams’ – The 59th Venice Art Biennale

By: Friedhelm Mennekes, SJ

The curator of the 59th Venice Art Biennale, Cecilia Alemani (born 1977 in Milan), lives with her family in New York. Like her husband, Massimiliano Gioni, she is an art director and currently curates exhibitions in New York, where she has led the brilliant High Line Art program since 2011. At the same time, also in New York, she has broadened her experience in artwork for public and unusual spaces, both commissioning and producing. The 2022 Venice Biennale involved many...

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The Election of Pius XI and the Advent of Fascism in Italy

By: Giovanni Sale, SJ

Pius XI, Catholic Politicians and the Fascists In the conclave following the death of Benedict XV, the “pope of peace,” which began on February 2, 1922, and ended just four days later (February 6), the Archbishop of Milan, Cardinal Achille Ratti, was elected pope on the 14th ballot, beating the two candidates considered most popular: Cardinal Rafael Merry del Val, of the conservative wing, and Cardinal Pietro Maffi, of the progressive wing.[1] One hundred years have passed since that event,...

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Kenya’s Presidential Elections

By: Jean-Pierre Bodjoko, SJ

Kenya is an East African country accustomed to presidential elections. It is also familiar with election results being contested, often involving riots that sadly result in deaths. The 2022 presidential election followed this pattern, but only to a certain extent. On September 5, 2022, the Supreme Court of Kenya ratified the election of William Ruto as President of the Republic, thus confirming the results announced on August 15, 2022, by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), which awarded Ruto...

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