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Governing In A Disordered Age – Renewal Of The JPII Theological Institute-November 2019

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Venezuela: The Misery of King Midas

By: Arturo Peraza SJ

How does an oil-rich nation like Venezuela, enjoying one of the most advantageous geographical locations in continental America and having achieved a high level of development in the second half of the twentieth century, turn into a society on its knees, begging for humanitarian aid, medicine, and food? How is it possible for one of the first representative democracies in Latin America to become so bitterly divided? The fate of Venezuela brings to mind the myth of King Midas: a...

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Louis Lebret: The Legacy of the Mentor of “Populorum Progressio”

By: Fernando de la Iglesia Viguiristi SJ

July 20, 2016 was the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Fr. Louis Lebret. This Dominican from Brittany is not very well-known. However, we have no doubt that the grand mentor of Populorum Progressio deserves attention and study. Therefore, in this article we will discuss his life, thought and spirituality, providing a contribution towards recognizing the value of his legacy. Life Louis Lebret was born on June 26, 1897 to a family linked to the sea, in the town of...

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The World of Almodóvar

By: Virgilio Fantuzzi, SJ

Julieta (Emma Suarez) lives in Madrid with her daughter Antia (Blanca Pares). Both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan (Daniel Grao), father of Antia and husband of Julieta. But sometimes pain divides people, instead of uniting them. On the day Antia turns eighteen years old, she abandons her mother without giving her any explanation. Julieta starts searching for Antia by all means available, but the only thing she manages to discover is how little she knows about her...

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Mysticism Without God

By: Giovanni Cucci, SJ

“Mysticism presents itself as the space where a speculative study of religious facts meets the need to live religious experience in the milieu of the advanced secularism of western society.”1 The men and women of our secularized society still live under the action and sign of rasonnierende ffenlichkeit (public reasoning) of Kantian memory, which makes the truth the result of a rational, discursive and collective work of the whole of humanity. This does not mean that this culture of formal...

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A Conversation with Cardinal Schonborn on ‘Amoris Laetitia’

By: Antonio Spadaro, SJ

Pope Francis launched the year of “Amoris Laetitia Family” in March 2021 to celebrate  the fifth anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’ post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris laetita.  Here at La Civiltà Cattolica, English Edition this conversation with Cardinal Christoph Schonborn from March 2017 is now available free of charge to all visitors. When conversing with the Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, a space for calm and attentive reflection is created. Personifying lucidity of thought and spiritual depth, he follows...

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Features of a Sustainability Science

By: Pedro Walpole, SJ

In 2020 the success or failure of the twenty-first meeting of the Commission of Parties of the United Nations (COP21 Paris) will be remembered as it gave the responsibility to each nation to go home and review commitments.[1] Over 110 countries signed up to the Nationally Determined Contributions scheme.[2] The year 2015 was also notable for a retake on human needs and action to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) released in New York.[3] Not tangential to these events and...

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