Ecumenism and Global Governance: Pope Francis in Geneva

ABSTRACT – Ecumenism against the backdrop of global governance At 8.30 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018, flight AZ4000 departed Fiumicino airport heading for Geneva with Pope Francis, his entourage and accredited members of the press on board. This was Francis’ 23rd...


Ethical Discernment and Economic-Financial Questions

ABSTRACT – On May 17, 2018, in the Holy See Press Room, a Vatican document was presented titled Considerations for an ethical discernment regarding some aspects of the present economic-financial system. It was prepared jointly by the Congregation for the Doctrine of...


Power in the Bible

ABSTRACT – What does the Bible say about “power”? The subject is current and of great interest,[1] but not at all simple. Anyone searching for the word “power” in the Old Testament would be disappointed: it does not exist in Hebrew. Is...


Net Neutrality and the Technology Environment

ABSTRACT – In mid-December 2017, the United States Federal Communication Commission (FCC) voted to reclassify Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as information services rather than common carriers or public service providers. ISPs are those services that connect companies and individuals to the internet:...


Multitasking: Opportunity or Weakness?

ABSTRACT – A significant feature of contemporary culture is the wealth of opportunity available to us, not least due to the increasing speed and power of technology. A term often used in this sphere is multitasking, which symbolically expresses both a mentality...


The War in Syria

ABSTRACT – Even though it is still unclear where and when lasting peace negotiations will take place,[1] some analysts believe that 2018 could be the year the civil war in Syria ends. Successive rounds of talks – in Geneva, Astana and Sochi...


"The Shape of Water" A film by Guillermo Del Toro

ABSTRACT – Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2017 Venice Film Festival and four Oscars at the 2018 Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Production Design and Best Original Score), The Shape of Water by Mexican film director Guillermo Del...


Father Angelo Secchi, Jesuit and Scientist

ABSTRACT – This year marks 200 years since the birth of the Jesuit Fr. Angelo Secchi (Reggio Emilia, June 28, 1818 - Rome, February 26, 1878). He was an astronomer, geodesist and founder of spectroscopic astronomy. From the year 1849 he directed...