Sober Christmas

29 March, 2012

   The Pope has just denounced at FAO the opulence and extravagance in the Western hemisphere, while in other parts of the world millions of people are hungry and thousands of children die of malnutrition every day. Read the rest of this entry »


Christmas

23 March, 2012

   Those who understand the true significance of Christmas perfectly understand what it means to set up a crèche or to sing a Christmas carol. Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus, born in a cave to bring to Earth a most sublime love message—also to the remotest, the most different, the one who does not love—, the utmost love taken up to the sacrifice of death. Therefore, anyone who wants to remove the symbol of love for life represented by the birth of Jesus, with its manifestations such as setting up crèches or singing Christmas carols, does not understand anything at all. Read the rest of this entry »


Attacked and Poorly Paid

14 March, 2012

   We often hear of teachers being verbally and physically attacked by students and their families. On top of the fact that they are poorly paid, their profession is increasingly falling into disrepute. An elementary or high school teacher must have many years’ seniority and significant bonuses to reach barely a limited salary. Read the rest of this entry »


Crucifixes in classrooms

8 March, 2012

    Recently, on November 3, 2009, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, in response to a complaint filed by the Italian Union of Rationalist Atheists and Agnostics, based on a claim from an Italian couple that was allegedly annoyed that their children should see this religious symbol of the Catholic Church, issued a decision stating that, “the crucifix in classrooms is a violation of religious freedom.” Read the rest of this entry »