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The Theology of History in the Book of Judith

Saverio Corradino, SJ

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..


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The Middle East Between Pandemic and Oil Crisis

Giovanni Sale, SJ

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..


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Euthanasia, Another Wave Sweeping Across Europe

Álvaro Lobo Arranz, SJ

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..


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Against Triumphalism and Spiritual Worldliness

Diego Fares SJ

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..


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Éric Rohmer, Reflections in Light of the ‘New Wave’ of Romanian Cinema

Piero Loredan, SJ

The cinema of Rohmer Éric Rohmer (1920-2010), the nom de plume of Jean-Marie Maurice Schérer, was one of the main exponents of the Nouvelle Vague, the “new wave” of French cinema,..


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Christmas in the Liturgy

Enrico Cattaneo, SJ

“Apart from the annual celebration of the Paschal Mystery, the Church has no more ancient custom than celebrating the memorial of the Nativity of the Lord and of his first manifestations, and this takes place in Christmas Time.”[1] This celebration begins with the First Vespers of..


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‘The Spirit of Enlargement’ – Pope Francis in Cyprus and Greece

Antonio Spadaro, SJ

At 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 2, 2021, Ita Airways flight AZ4000, carrying Pope Francis, the papal entourage and accredited journalists, took off for Larnaca International Airport where it landed at 3 p.m. local time. So began the pope’s apostolic journey to Cyprus. The island marks the border and junction between Europe and the Middle East. Its geographical location..


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Piero Della Francesca’s ‘Madonna Del Parto’: A masterpiece of disarming modernity

Lucian Lechintan, SJ

The dawn of a spring morning, a country church shrouded in fog and a group of women kneeling in prayer. In the background, the image of the Madonna..


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The Theological ‘Clarity’ of Eberhard Jüngel: The love of God that makes us understand

Paolo Gamberini, SJ

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..


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‘Born of a Woman, Born under the Law’: Christmas according to Saint Paul

La Civiltà Cattolica

The earliest passage in the New Testament concerning the birth of Jesus is found in the Letter to the Galatians: “When the set time had fully come, God sent his..


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‘Serve, Accompany, Defend’: 40 years of Centro Astalli’s journey with refugees

Federico Lombardi, SJ

“I express my closeness to the thousands of migrants, refugees and others in need of protection in Libya. I never forget you. I hear your cries and I pray for..


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‘The Logic of the Inexplicable’: Pope Francis in conversation with the Jesuits of Greece

Antonio Spadaro, SJ

On Saturday December 4, 2021, at 6.45 p.m., at the conclusion of the first day of his apostolic journey to Greece, Pope Francis returned to the Nunciature, where waiting for..


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