Against the Spirit of Fierceness

ABSTRACT – The “spirit of fierceness” pervades human history. Its form may change but it is always the same dynamic: one of opposition against “the other.” We see it first in the anger of Cain, when it drove him to kill his...


Collaborators of the Apostles and the Reform of the Roman Curia

ABSTRACT – Do we have data about the collaborators of Peter that would support an analogy between them and the Roman Curia? Do the letters of Paul testify to a variety of “co-workers” who might provide a vision illuminating the Curia and...


After the Candlelight Revolution in South Korea

ABSTRACT – The Republic of Korea (South Korea) experienced a drastic change in the course of and after the Candlelight Revolution of 2017. Koreans, like many peoples in the world, have suffered tremendously from a brutal war and the division of the...


Putin and the Beginnings of the Ukrainian Crisis

ABSTRACT – Vladimir Putin: between nationalism and an economic crisis Following Russia’s Syrian campaign in support of the government in Damascus and after the Sochi summit on November 22, 2017, that was defined by some as the “Middle Eastern Yalta,”[1] Russian President...


Some Aspects of Christian Salvation: Reflections on the Letter ‘Placuit Deo’

ABSTRACT – On February 22, 2018, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Luis Ladaria, published the letter Placuit Deo (PD) on some aspects of Christian salvation. It is addressed to the bishops of the Catholic Church.[1]...


Toward an Economy of Reconciliation: An alternative to liberalism and nationalism

ABSTRACT – From the liberal economic model to the proposal of a global economy Solidarity and shared purpose – both within and across nations – seem to be in short supply in the current world economy. Nevertheless, the current state of affairs...


Techno-Theological Narratives

ABSTRACT – And belief goes. Always. As if the experience that gave rise to that belief were to perceive the need to flee the limited body of the person who sensed it, and its only strategy were to transform into a symbol....


Laudato Si’ and Ethical Business Management in Africa

ABSTRACT – Introduction The last two decades have seen the emergence of new nongovernmental transnational entities that substantially influence the life of African nations. For this reason, the current president of the African Union (AU), Alpha Condé, strongly affirmed that Africa’s problems...