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The Emotions and Affections of Jesus: An analysis of the Synoptic Gospels

Vincenzo Anselmo, SJ

In Umberto Eco’s novel The Name of the Rose, the blind monk Jorge of Burgos, quoting John Chrysostom, argues that “Christ never laughed.” Such a strong statement seems..


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The Crisis of American Democracy

Drew Christiansen SJ

[embed]https://anchor.fm/civiltacattolica/episodes/The-Crisis-of-American-Democracy-enp9th/a-a44ccgf[/embed]   FR Michael Kelly, SJ interviews his colleague Drew Christiansen SJ about this article and developments in US domestic politics in the last few weeks


The journalist..


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A Lucky Universe?

Paolo Beltrame, SJ

Our universe seems made for life; it has the right characteristics to make it possible, to let it prosper and evolve.[1] It hosts biological activity, perhaps..


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In remembrance of Fr. Giandomenico Mucci, SJ

La Civiltà Cattolica

Father Giandomenico Mucci, an emeritus writer of our magazine, died in Rome on November 23, 2020. He was born in Benevento on December 2, 1938, and having completed high school, went..


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The Power of Forgiveness: Colum McCann’s book ‘Apeirogon’

Marc Rastoin, SJ

For decades now the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been in the news and on our minds. It is certainly not the most harrowing conflict that humanity has known since..


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Let the Nuraghes be a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Antonio Spadaro, SJ

Nuraghes S’Arena is a 2017 short film, conceived, written and directed by Mauro Aragoni. It stars the Italian rapper Salmo. To enjoy the ancient and wild environment of Sardinia and its nuraghes (ancient stone structures) this film is a fine place to start as it portrays the Nuragic civilization on..


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The White-Red Revolution of Belarus

Giovanni Sale, SJ

In Belarus, a revolution has been underway for over three months. It is a peaceful, popular protest led by three courageous women linked to people who before the presidential elections were either imprisoned by the police or forced into exile. The “White-Red Revolution,” as it has been described, began immediately after President Alexander Lukashenko, who has been in..


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Dante and the Jesuits

Giandomenico Mucci, SJ

In 1965, during the celebrations for the seventh centenary of Dante’s birth, our magazine published two articles aimed at dispelling a popular misconception among Italians about the attitude..


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