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We are celebrating an Ignatian year, marking the 500th anniversary of the conversion of the Saint of Loyola. Almost all of us know that his conversion took place while he was infirm and convalescing from a wound caused by a  cannon ball during the French attack on the fortress of Pamplona on May 20, 1521…. Read the full article

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The Book of Judith The Book of Judith, more than describing an event, aims to present a theology of history. In one single episode the whole story of God’s people is emblematically summarized as an apocalyptic confrontation with the forces of evil.[1] The victory of Judith – woman and widow – is the messianic proclamation… Read the full article

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In the last two years the world order has been shaken by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has generated new and increasingly aggressive variants, causing millions of deaths in many countries – especially where vaccines are scarce – and by the climate crisis, which is becoming more acute and worrying every year, so much so that… Read the full article

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A petition with more than 1.2 million signatures was delivered to the Italian Supreme Court last October 8, calling for a referendum with the aim to legalize euthanasia. Of these almost 400,000 were gathered online. The referendum aims to repeal the regulation in the criminal code that prevents the introduction of legal euthanasia in Italy…. Read the full article

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The temptation to triumphalism – Christianity without the cross – and its more insidious form, spiritual worldliness – is difficult to discern. If there is a theme in the magisterium of Bergoglio-Francis that recurs with particular frequency, it is precisely this.[1] In the apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, pronouncing a “no to spiritual worldliness,” Francis put… Read the full article

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Eberhard Jüngel, one of the most important contemporary Protestant theologians, died September 28, 2021, at the age of 86, in his beloved city of Tübingen. A resident of this German university town since 1969 when he took up a post at the Evangelical Faculty of Theology to teach systematic theology, he later became ephorus (president)… Read the full article

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The term “fortitude” may appear to some to convey a negative message of strong power and physical prowess, or even violence and oppression. But in reality it is an indispensable virtue for living together. When it is lacking, evils of all kinds flourish, because those who could prevent them fail to take a stand. Think… Read the full article

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The March 2021 elections in Israel unsurprisingly resulted in the Likud Party, led by incumbent Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, retaining its position as the largest party, with 30 out of 120 seats in the Israeli parliament. However, the surprise came when Netanyahu was unable to form a government. Among Netanyahu’s closest ideological allies were those… Read the full article

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