Church Thought

The preparation of the Constitution on the Church was certainly one of the highest and most engaging moments of the Second Vatican Council. Using the interpretative category of “event,” which is concerned with historical research, reconstruction and critical evaluation of the facts, this article seeks to study, in its initial stage, the formation of the… Read the full article

At one time, when a young Jesuit finished his novitiate and started his studies of philosophy and theology, he was entrusted with the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius to be used as a rule of life. It came with a booklet in Latin: Industriae pro superioribus ad curandos animae morbos, written by Fr. Claudio Acquaviva… Read the full article

Characteristics and Biblical images proposed by Pope Francis During Francis’ four-year pontificate we have learned to use the pope’s imaginative definition of a good shepherd as one who wears “the smell of the sheep.” But what are the telltale signs of the “bad shepherd”? First as a Jesuit superior and then as Bishop of Rome,… Read the full article

Buddhism presents itself to the public in a subtler way in comparison to other faiths, offering an alternative way for people on a religious quest. Throughout many Christian communities, silence and meditation are no longer connected exclusively to religious practice. There are numerous opportunities for reflection, and some of them have an Asian origin. This… Read the full article