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A polychromatic vision Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow is a 1992 novel by Danish writer Peter Høeg.[1] Smilla is a young woman living in Copenhagen. Her mother was a Greenland  Inuit who died young. Despite the years spent in Denmark, Smilla has never managed to adapt to the environment. She spends her days alone, with… Read the full article

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There is nothing new about stating that we, as human beings,  need to live in fraternity,  nor in adding that this is an urgent matter. We do not  doubt that this cry has been raised down  through the centuries by people who have given their lives for this ideal. What always requires a  new approach,… Read the full article

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Christians of the 21st century, both in China and the West, have neglected or forgotten the brilliant and prolific jurist, poet, educator, philosopher and Chinese Catholic scholar John H. Wu. His writings in legal philosophy, his dialogue with the West, his spiritual journey, his contribution to evangelization in China, his translation of the New Testament,… Read the full article

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Biden’s first steps The term “affront” has been used to describe the AUKUS deal that saw Australia cancel without notice a 2016 contract worth $60 billion to purchase diesel submarines from France. Instead, Australia would now buy nuclear submarines from the U.S. and the UK. The French were understandably offended by the switch and particularly… Read the full article

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“These past two years have exposed how the science vs. faith discourse isn’t an abstract ideological debate but a false dichotomy that has disastrous real-world consequences,” writes Tish Harrison Warren in a recent opinion column of the New York Times.[1] Her insight was motivated by research showing that evangelical Christians in the United States were… Read the full article

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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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Ariaferma (Still Air), starring Toni Servillo and Silvio Orlando, is a new film directed by Leonardo Di Costanzo presented out-of-competition at the Venice Film Biennale of 2021. Originally from Ischia, the director studied documentary cinema at France’s Ateliers Varan. He mainly deals with social and human problems, which often have no definitive solutions but do… Read the full article

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