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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM/ Fr. Araujo: Indiana’s RFRA Act

The Indiana’s RFRA Act does not impose on the non-believer or someone who adheres to some other faith. It protects the claimant who is exercising a Constitutional right. By Fr. ROBERT ARAUJO
Robert John Araujo

DAWSON/ The Formation of Christendom: Deeper into History

The reading of Christopher Dawson’s “The Formation of Christendom” leads WEBSTER BULL to some meaningful musings on the relevance of history in Christianity, particularly in Catholicism
Webster Bull

COPTIC BISHOP/ Forgiving Isis

Coptic Bishop Angaelos says a Christians must forgive , even the killers from Isis and calls for united efforts on behalf of Christians and all those who are persecuted. By DANIEL PHILPOTT
Daniel Philpott

Fr.GIUSSANI/ From the U.S. in the tenth anniversary of his death

In the tenth anniversary of the death of Fr. Luigi Giussani, ELIZABETH PERALTA recounts from the US what he and CL, the movement he founded, have meant for her faith and her life

TECHNOLOGY AND MORALITY/ Fr. Nagle: Life is a preference for reality as it is given to us

A new morality, which seems at times so far from reality, is born of fear, a fear and rejection of things that are given, that do not have their origins in us. By Fr. VINCENT NAGLE
Vincent Nagle

CHARLIE HEBDO/ Ivereigh: David Cameron’s missed opportunity to agree with Pope Francis

David Cameron may not, contrary to reports, have disagreed with the Pope on the tragic events in Paris. But he anyway missed a terrific opportunity to agree with him. By AUSTEN IVEREIGH
Austen Ivereigh

CHARLIE HEBDO/ Winters: Perpetrators & Victims, Humans All

MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS comments on the tragic events in Paris, the words of pope Francis and invites us to think over the dehumanization that killed them all, perpetrators and victims
Michael Sean Winters

NEW YORK ENCOUNTER 2015/ AVSI: ,“Generating Beauty: New Beginnings at the Ends of the World”

AVSI-USA will be present at New York Encounter with a booth hosted by staff and friends to answer questions and help communicate first-hand about AVSI's projects around the world

NEW YORK ENCOUNTER 2015/ American Saints on Display

An exhibit exploring the lives of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, will be on display at New York Encounter 2015, January 16-19. By BARBARA GAGLIOTTI
Barbara Gagliotti

THE END OF THE YEAR/ Dcn. Fournier: A Christian Reflection on Time

For the Christian, time is a part of the redemptive plan of God. In the Incarnation, the Eternal Word became flesh; breaking into time to transform it from within. By Deacon KEITH FOURNIER
Keith Fournier

CHRISTIANITY/ Fr. Sottopietra: “Above” means “within”

Christianity is the beginning of eternity within the experience of common man in the world: Eternal truth is the real content of present experience. By Fr. PAOLO SOTTOPIETRA
Paolo Sottopietra

CHRISTMAS/ I saw Mary, Joseph and the Baby

Christmas: It happens now, in a hospital, because of the ‘Fiat’ of a young woman and the sacrifice of a baby who accepts to be born, to suffer and to die prematurely. By ELVIRA PARRAVICINI
Elvira Parravicini

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

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

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

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

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

IN REMEMBRANCE/ Fr. Klamut: R.I.P. Msgr Lorenzo Albacete

Fr CHARLES KLAMUT remembers his encounters with the late Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete, and the relevance they have had in his own life as a priest and as a person
Charles Klamut

LIFE/ Fr. Nagle: The lesson that is coming to us from the Middle East

The catastrophe that has overtaken our brothers and sisters in the Middle East can help us to discover the story of love that makes it possible for us to live with hope. By Fr VINCENT NAGLE
Vincent Nagle

MARRIAGE/ Finding the Challenges and Joys of Paul VI's Teaching on the Family

MARIA WIERING (Catholic Review) reports on the Church’s teaching on contraception, starting from what pope Paul VI wrote on it and on the family in the encyclical Humanae Vitae
Maria Wiering
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