Bioethics and life

1. Love, what is It?

Isn’t love what we all desire? How could we live without loving and being loved? Among the different expressions of love are friendship, dedication to a cause or to a person, the love of parents […]

Faith and spirituality

Analysis of the Facts by Collaborators of Benedict XVI

Analysis of the facts by the collaborators of Benedict XVI Prof. Dr. Stefan Mückl – Rome (Canon Law)Prof. em. Dr. Dr. Mag. Helmuth Pree – “Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität” of Munich (Canon Law)Dr. Stefan Korta – Buchloe (Church […]

Faith and spirituality

Christ and the Church (Benedict XVI)

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Following the Catecheses on the Psalms and Canticles of Lauds and of Vespers, I would like to dedicate the upcoming Wednesday Audiences to the mystery of the relationship between Christ and […]

Faith and spirituality

Saint Gemma Galgani. Diary

– Today I believed I was free from that ugly beast, but on the contrary it has called me much. I wanted to sleep, but it began with such blows, that I thought I would […]

Faith and spirituality

I believe in prayer (Father Andrea Gasparino)

I believe that prayer is not everything, but that everything must begin with prayer: because human intelligence is too short and man’s will is too weak; because the man who acts without God never gives […]

Faith and spirituality

Brother Roger’s last letter

A few weeks before he was killed, fr. Roger Schutz, prior of the ecumenical community of Taizé, had started preparing this letter that, although unfinished, is a text full of inspiration: “I leave you peace; […]

Faith and spirituality

Questions of Power and Rights in Surrogacy

Questions of Power and Rights in Surrogacy: Is it acceptable for gay men to exploit surrogate mothers facing poverty, racism, eugenic forces and misogyny? I am a lesbian. In my political activism over more than […]

Faith and spirituality

The life of Josephine Bakhita (1869-1947)

Mother Josephine Bakhita was born in Sudan in 1869 and died in Schio (Vicenza) in 1947. This African flower, who knew the anguish of kidnapping and slavery, bloomed marvelously in Italy, in response to God’s […]

Faith and spirituality

Who was Oscar Romero?

Oscar Romero was the Archbishop of San Salvador from 1977 until he was assassinated in 1980. He was initially regarded as a conservative choice as archbishop, but he became increasingly outspoken about human rights violations […]

Faith and spirituality

Saint Gemma Galgani. Life

Beyond the appearances there is an extraordinary Saint: a mystic in continuous and affectionate dialogue with Jesus; a contemplative saint who prays simply like a child and deeply like a theologian. She withdraws the most […]

Faith and spirituality

A simple prayer – St.Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love;where there is injury, pardon;where there is doubt, faith;where there is despair, hope;where there is darkness, light;where there is sadness, […]

Faith and spirituality

Prosecution of human trafficking in China (TIP 2019)

The government decreased law enforcement efforts. The criminal code criminalized some forms of sex trafficking and labor trafficking. Various provisions of the criminal code could be used to prosecute sex trafficking offenses. Article 240 criminalized […]

Faith and spirituality

Holy Shroud and Gospel

The Gospels describe the deposition of Jesus and the burial in a new tomb digged in the rock where took place the Resurrection mystery. Let’s read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They give us a […]

Faith and spirituality

Give me a sweet and humble heart

Holy Mary, Mother of God, preserve in me the heart of a child, pure and clean like spring water; a simple heart that does not remain absorbed … in its own sadness; a loving heart […]

Faith and spirituality

Saint Gemma – Mystic of the redemption

The mystical image of Saint Gemma Galgani still fascinates for her unique spiritual experience that has allowed us to know God’s will. Such an experience is able to warm our heart and illuminate our mind […]

Faith and spirituality

The Death of Morality

It is difficult to gain attention in an era that uses superlatives to describe dishwashing liquid and mayonnaise. Perhaps speaking simply and directly might prove such an oddity that words may again have their proper […]

Faith and spirituality

The Holy Shroud – what is it

The Shroud is a linen sheet woven herringbone size of about m. 4.41 x 1.13, containing the double image to turn the head of the corpse of a man who died after a series of […]

Faith and spirituality

Mary – Life narrated by the Gospels

Mary was born in Nazareth from devout parents named Joachim and Anne. Even if Joachim of the house of David (Luke 1,32) and Anne of the house of Aaron (Luke 1,5;1,36) were small holders, they […]

Faith and spirituality

Shroud: what you see

The Shroud is a linen sheet 4.41 meters (~14.5 feet ) long and 1.13 meters (~3.7 feet) wide. The fabric is tightly woven herringbone twill made in a single piece.On it can be seen a […]

Faith and spirituality

Prevention of human trafficking in Italy (TIP 2019)

The government maintained prevention efforts. The DEO, as coordinator of the interagency steering committee on trafficking, was responsible for drafting the national action plan. The government had not completed its updated plan for 2019-2021, although […]

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The scientific research on the Shroud

The scientific research on the ShroudAs mentioned earlier, it is the first photograph taken in 1898 that initiates a totally new and fascinating period: that of the “scientific history” of the Holy Shroud. The hypotheses […]

Faith and spirituality

Lent and almsgiving (Benedict XVI)

Christ made Himself poor for you” (2 Cor 8,9) Dear Brothers and Sisters! 1. Each year, Lent offers us a providential opportunity to deepen the meaning and value of our Christian lives, and it stimulates […]