The Patriarch’s message for the Epiphany »

The Magi represent all men in search of God. Saint Paul annotes that «The pagans now share the same inheritance» (Eph 3,6). «Jesus Christ is not only relevant to Christians, or only to believers, but to all men and women. Christ, who is the centre of faith is also the foundation of hope. And every […]

‘The good news of Christmas: God makes himself familiar to us. And if God is familiar to us, we can surely recognize Him’. Patriarch’s Christmas homily »

Translation by Léonard Azzopardi Is 52: 7-10; Salm 97; Heb 1: 1-6; Jn 1; 1-18 1. “The people who walked in darkness … upon those who dwelt in the land of deep shadow …” (Is 9: 1). These words of the prophet Isaiah concern us. Proceeding – or maybe living – in the darkness is […]

Patriarch’s Christmas wishes to the young basket player of Reyer Venezia »

On the 16 of December cardinal Scola has took part to the annual Christmas wish-party of Reyer Venezia Basketball Society. In the fully crowed stadium, among the young players, the official teams and team’s managers, and the relatives of the player, he said: “you will achieve more goals if you know where you are going […]

Pictures from the Redeemer’s celebration in Venice »

Summer readings: Patriarch’s suggestion 1 »

Cardinal Angelo Scola offers summer readings advices for children, youngs and adults. The first suggestion for grown-up readers is Pope Benedict XVI’s book ” Jesus of Nazareth”. Here you find a concise description of the book. And He Appeared in Their Midst: “Jesus of Nazareth” at the Bookstore, a review by Sandro Magister.

“Peace to men who enjoy his favour”. Patriarch’s Christmas homily »

Mass at Midnight: Is 9: 1-6; from Psalm 95; Tit 2: 11-14; Lk 2: 1-14 Mass During the Day: Is 52: 7-10; from Psalm 97; Heb 1: 16; Jn 1: 1-18 1. “For there is a child born to us, a son given to us” (Is 9: 5). “[So Joseph set out] in order to […]

Jews, Muslims and Christians talk about God. Scola and Oasis at the UN in New York »

On February 2007 cardinal Scola has met Rabbi Israel Singer and Seyyed Hossein Nasr at a forum sponsored by the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations. Here’s the article appeared in the National Catholic Register by Pete Sheehan. NEW YORK – Despite difficulties, Christianity, Islam and Judaism can work together […]

Two criteria for interreligious dialogue. Introductory paper by Card. Scola at the Intercultural Forum for Studies in Faith and Culture, Washington DC »

On the occasion of his encounter with representatives of Muslim communities in Germany on 20 August 2005, Pope Benedict XVI re-emphasised that “interreligious and intercultural dialogue between Christians and Muslims cannot be reduced to an occasional option. It is in fact a vital necessity, and our future depends to a great extent upon it”. Here […]

Today’s and tomorrow’s scenarios for competitive strategies: Religions and Politics »

1. The “Gods Are Back” With the end of the age of utopias, the end to what Lyotard refers to as the age of the “Grand Narratives” , the growing influence of religions and sects around the world, especially of Islam, is at odds with the view that prevailed after 1945, namely that religion’s social […]