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POLITICS/ Winters: The Cuba Deal

MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS comments on the announced change in the relations between the US and Cuba, and on the role Pope Francis and Vatican diplomats played in encouraging the negotiations
Michael Sean Winters

ST KIZITO/ The value of a vocational school in the slum

St. Kizito school, born in ‘94 in Nairobi was the answer to a request of Cardinal Otunga, who wanted to give young people of Kenya slums an opportunity to stay away from violence. By AVSI

TORTURE/ Dcn. Dodge: Some musings starting from the teaching of the Catholic Church

Deacon SCOTT DODGE comments on the running debate on torture in the US in the light of the Catholic Church teaching which condemns it as intrinsically evil that cannot be morally justified
Scott Dodge

AFRICA/ Fighting the Injustice of Land-Grabs

According to Africa Faith & Justice Network land –grab has become a new form of colonialism in many African countries and is seriously harming the local populations. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
Michael Sean Winters

ASL/ Why I did the Ice Bucket Challenge and I invite everyone to continue to do so

Behind the IBC, there is the real life of people who are powerful witnesses of the same truth, that reality is “positive”, no matter what disease, like ASL, strikes you. By SABRINA PAGANONI
Sabrina Paganoni

RELIGION/ Bryson: Austria’s Troubling Quran Law

Austria’s attempt to mandate a single German translation of the Quran reflects ignorance about Islam and the factors contributing to violent extremism. By JENNIFER BRYSON
Jennifer Bryson

DEBATE/ Religion in the Age of Evolution: Shaking the Pillars?

But the traditional pillars of religion that support a view of God as a Creator, transcendent cause of all that is, remain unshaken by the discoveries of modern science. By WILLIAM CARROL
William Carroll

EVIL/ A classic issue revisited

Every now and then a classic issue becomes the main topic in the media: “The presence of evil is a clear evidence that God does not exist”. But is it really so? By PIERLUIGI ASSOGNA
Pierluigi Assogna

DEBATE/ Conservatives, America, and Natural Law

There is a need for more conservatives publicly witnessing that humans are wired to know and freely choose truth, and that this has implications for the political order. By SAMUEL GREGG
Samuel Gregg

US/ René Girard, Michael Brown Jr. and Ferguson, Missouri

It appears as if the African American community has turned Brown into a martyr and the whites have turned the police officer into a hero. But this way there is no way out. By DAVID JONES
David Jones

BOOKS/ Between Stephen King and John, I’ll Take John

Revival starts—and continues for nearly 350 pages—with a whimper. It wanders around desultory and without interest (unless you find King’s narrative voice interesting). By WEBSTER BULL
Webster Bull

US/ Ferguson: A world in “black & white” and a deep sadness

RIRO MANISCALCO comments on the killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson and the decision of the Grand Jury not to addict the policeman who killed him, and on the lack of a real thirst for justice
Riro Maniscalco

EMO MILANO 2015/ Additive manufacturing technologies debut at fieramilano in October 2015

EMO MILANO 2015, the world metalworking exhibition, to be held at fieramilano from October 5-10, 2015, will devote an exclusive area to the fast developing sector of additive technologies

US/ Prof. Bradley: Religious Liberty at a Crossroads?

Religious exemptions - as in the US religious liberty law - witness to the value of religion as a transcendent good and not about personal idiosyncrasies. By Gerard Bradley
Gerard Bradley

EMO MILANO 2015/ The world machine tool exhibition is back in Italy after six years

More than 400 companies have already registered for EMO MILANO 2015, the world machine tool exhibition, in one month, that is about 20% more than the same period for the 2009 edition

READING/ Three Books That Add Up to One Autobiography

WEBSTER BULL writes about three books that sum up his lifelong religious pilgrimage, from a lapsed Episcopalian to a long, dry spell in the wilderness, to becoming a Catholic
Webster Bull

MANAGEMENT/ Responsible Leadership: the ten rules for being a leader in the knowledge economy

In the current context of the knowledge economy all areas need managers who share a code of conduct, behaviors and attitudes aimed at the creation of lasting value. By FRANCESCO SANSONE
Francesco Sansone

LIFE/ Take Your Pick: Banquet, Quest, or Pilgrimage

WEBSTER BULL, founder of Memoirs Unlimited, Inc, has been working on his memoir for two years. Here is his report on the lesson he delivered to a group of high school English students
Webster Bull

R.I.P/ Gordon Tullock: the Economist of Disenchantment

Gordon Tullock, a well-known economist who was co-founder of what is known as the "Virginia School of Political Economy", died on November 3. By FLAVIO FELICE and MASSIMILIANO VATIERO
Flavio Felice
Massimiliano Vatiero

RIGHTS OF THE FAMILY/ Fr. Araujo: What is past is prologue… the Synod on the Family

The 1983 Charter of the Rights of the Family demands the careful understanding and appreciation of the participants of the ongoing Synod on the Family. By Fr ROBERT J. ARAUJO
Robert John Araujo
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