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by Jonathan L. Pinkerton May 3, 2013
As I boarded the shuttle bus, I realized that I had underestimated the incredible energy and enthusiasm that precedes and surrounds the Boston Marathon. Within a couple hours I was corralled with approximately 27,000 runners, into ‘Athlete’s Village’— a massive pre-race staging area. 96 countries were represented at the 2013 Boston Marathon. I was shoulder-to-shoulder with persons who were incredibly passionate about and committed to the 26.2 mile race. After all, this was more than just a race — it was a historic celebration of our sport, a tribute to the physical and mental endurance of marathoning, and for many runners it was an opportunity to run for an important charitable cause. After five hours of pre-race activities, I finally reached the starting line in Hopkinton, MA.
By Grace Song April 19, 2013
Reflection on the life of Edith Schaeffer
Edith Schaeffer, who founded L'Abri (The Shelter) with her husband in the aftermath of WWII in Switzerland, passed away this past Easter Sunday, she was 98.
by Mariana Canteros
"Pray for me!", asked our new Pope, His Holiness Francis. For us, faithful of Buenos-Aires, these words had become "his words." Each sermon, each one-on-one encounter, each letter, each conversation, he would conclude with those same words: "Pray for me." And you could tell from his gaze that it was a request to be taken seriously, a request not to forget!
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.
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 . . .
By Thierry de Roucy November 9th, 2012
Society, Technology, Reading Time: 3 min
The internet has brought a lot of changes to my life.
The internet has helped me to be more faithful and closer to many friends living all over the world. It is easy to write a few words – we can listen to each other, we can see each other. No more handwritten letters that take forever to reach their destination! No more expensive phone invoices! No more faxes difficult to send and receive.