“Only with the Encounter is my Thirst Quenched,” by Card. Bergoglio

“Only with the Encounter is my Thirst Quenched,” by Card. Bergoglio

by Jorge Card. Bergoglio

"The drama of the world today is the result not only of the absence of God but also and above all of the absence of humankind," wrote then Cardinal Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, in an introduction to don Giussani's The Religious Sense. LoC selected for you a few paragraphs that reveal what is most dear to the heart of the new Bishop of Rome.

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Does God Desire a New Pope?

Does God Desire a New Pope?

by Matthew Lewis Sutton, PhD   March 12, 2013

As we experience the interregnum of the Office of St. Peter, and the opening of the Conclave set to elect its 265th successor, let us ask ourselves again if, and why God desires a new pope for his people. The theologian and Cardinal Hans Urs von Balthasar offers in this regards a precious and luminous contribution . . .

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Violin and Bombings: Portraits of two Extraordinary Women

Violin and Bombings: Portraits of two Extraordinary Women

Friday, March 7, 2012

On the International Women's Day, LoC gives voice to two extraordinary women: the first one comes from a very prestigious and wealthy family in both business and cultural circles, the second is from Ecuador, lives in a small, two-room home and is extremely poor. However, both portraits pay hommage to the courage and dignity of women. In the midst of all the bombs, hatred, fear, misery, and suffering, they bring HOPE through music and simple love.

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New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013

New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013

by Renee Kurz          Friday, March 8         

Flipping through the look books and runway slideshows, flooding my mind with images from the recent New York Fashion Week, I am imbued with a spirit of simplicity and plain craft in the lines of women’s wear.  There is a quieter regard set forth in the common trends of dark coverage, key holed light of skin, and shades of layers.  In the caution there is a calm strength emerging from behind the simple silhouettes and black tailoring. 

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