Building Bridges in Sarajevo: An international conference on Catholic Theological Ethics

ABSTRACT – Sixteen years ago a global network of Catholic theological ethicists was born.[1] A year later an international planning committee met at Leuven University and developed the name, “Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church (CTEWC)”, and articulated a mission statement...


Digital Argonauts: The young and the search for meaning

ABSTRACT – Recognition is rarely given to young people’s ability to manage the rapid anthropological change that is occurring. It causes us to experience time as an eternal now and space as something to be navigated, no longer as a path composed...


The Human Cost of the Syrian War

ABSTRACT – The war in Syria has occupied a great deal of space in all forms of media for some time now. Our journal has reported numerous times,[1] attempting to help provide an understanding of a war with no end in sight,...


Paul VI and Vatican II

ABSTRACT – The canonization of Blessed Paul VI, the pope who masterfully led to its conclusion the Second Vatican Council – convoked a few years earlier by John XXIII – gives us the opportunity to revisit, albeit briefly, some significant moments of...


Pino Puglisi: Priest and Martyr

ABSTRACT – “The Gospel, the Mafia, the frontiers”: a few words that summarize “who Father Pino Puglisi, the parish priest of Brancaccio killed on September 15, 1993, really was. He was a man of unshakable faith and a master of spirituality, an...


The Tyrannical King and Poor Naboth: A never-ending story

ABSTRACT – “The story of Naboth is an old one, but it is repeated every day.”[1] This is how Ambrose begins the tale of poor Naboth whose death was contrived by King Ahab so that he could take possession of his vineyard....


The Gospel according to Bruce Springsteen

ABSTRACT – The existential, Christian journey of American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen is traced through his complex and vast discography in a recent publication by Luca Miele, a journalist of the Italian daily newspaper Avvenire.[1] In five sweeping chapters – The Land of...


The Architecture of Silence and Post-Secularism

ABSTRACT – At the outset of Faith as an Option,[1] author Hans Joas questions the causal relationship between modernization and secularization.[2] According to many 20th-century philosophers and sociologists, modernization in the West would lead not only to a freeing of public conscience...