159 – Diversity is a beautiful thing when it can constantly enter into a process of reconciliation and seal a sort of cultural covenant resulting in a ‘reconciled diversity’

After the unexpected renunciation of Benedict XVI there was much speculation as to who would succeed the German Pope. Some keener analysts, unconcerned about hitting…

129 – “We must create new forms of cultural synthesis. Those who migrate force those who welcome them to change. We must promote the culture of encounter”

In our day, marked by the welcoming of migrants and the ‘collaborating with people who think differently,’ many may be shocked at the words of…

19 – The Church defended the Faith with walls; but now we need to build bridges. Gone are the days of excluding atheists, unmarried, socialists…

Moved by the divine command to evangelize all nations and baptize all in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,…

55 – The only way for individuals and societies to grow is via the culture of encounter without needless preconceptions

Europe is, without doubt, the only continent whose borders are not defined by geographic criteria, for if these were to be considered, it would be…

2 – A rereading of the Gospel in light of contemporary culture

One of the fundamental documents of Vatican Council II teaches that ‘the Church has always had the duty of scrutinizing the signs of the times…

21 – Encounter is the bridge to peace

“We looked for peace, but no good came, for a time of healing, but behold, terror.” (Jer 8:15) Who does not long for peace? But……