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Bono’s Prophetic Rock Concert

JUST LAW AND RELIGION – Michael Kessler – Washington Post

U2’s 360 tour came to the DC region Tuesday–complete with a 164-foot tall spaceship stage and glitzy light show. The tunes were smooth and sexy; the stage was spectacular–even carnivalesque. But what stole the show was Bono’s prophetic message about human dignity and rights. (altro…)

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Europa ha un intero dossier sulla vicenda consultabile qui:

http://www.europaquotidiano.it/dettaglio/112973/la_conversione_cattolica_di_barack_obama

Pierluigi Castagnetti – Europa Quotidiano – 16 settembre 2009Obama Vatican

La fede di Obama

Il merito di Guido Moltedo non è tanto quello di aver regalato ad Europa uno scoop (la notizia, cioè, della possibile conversione al cattolicesimo di Barack Obama) ma quello di aver colto un tratto personale, culturale e politico, non episodico, nella nuova presidenza statunitense. Non privo di conseguenze solo in parte prevedibili, fra cui non dovrebbe essere esclusa neppure la conversione religiosa.

In che consiste questo “tratto” che, ripeto, come si intuisce già, non è meramente caratteriale? In un linguaggio rivelatore di categorie valoriali molto prossime e spesso coincidenti con quelle evangeliche, dunque cristiane. Un certo modo di parlare è inevitabilmente figlio di un certo modo di pensare, di “vedere” il mondo, di vedere il destino e la missione dell’uomo nella storia.

Molto dipenderà, probabilmente, come è stato osservato da diversi interlocutori che sono intervenuti nel dibattito aperto da Moltedo, dalle esperienze professionali di Obama a Chicago, dalle sue frequentazioni di associazioni assistenziali cattoliche e nondimeno di personalità eminenti della chiesa americana come i cardinali di Chicago e Boston oltreché di illustri colleghi cattolici come Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, John Biden, John Kerry e forse lo stesso Cuomo. Ma la fede non si trasmette normalmente per via “politica”, o per imitazione di amici autorevoli. (altro…)

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After Diagnosis, Determined to Make a ‘Good Ending’ – NYT

In recent years, friends say, Mr. Kennedy had come to lean heavily on his Roman Catholic faith. In eulogizing his mother, Rose Kennedy, in 1995, he spoke of the comfort of religious beliefs. “She sustained us in the saddest times by her faith in God, which was the greatest gift she gave us,” Mr. Kennedy said, his voice stammering.

He attended Mass every day in the year after his mother’s death and continued to attend regularly, often a few times a week.

The Rev. Mark Hession, the priest at the Kennedys’ parish on the Cape, made regular visits to the Kennedy home this summer and held a private family Mass in the living room every Sunday. Even in his final days, Mr. Kennedy led the family in prayer after the death of his sister Eunice on Aug. 11. He died comfortably and in no apparent pain, friends and staff members said.

His children had expected him to hold on longer — Mr. Kennedy’s son Patrick and daughter Kara could not get back to Hyannis Port in time from California and Washington.

But the senator’s condition took a turn Tuesday night and a priest — the Rev. Patrick Tarrant of Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville, Mass. — was called to his bedside. Mr. Kennedy spent his last hours in prayer, Father Tarrant told a Boston television station, WCVB-TV.

Mr. Kennedy had told friends recently that he was looking forward to a “reunion” with his seven departed siblings, particularly his brothers, whose lives had been cut short.

“When he gets there, he can say ‘I did it, I carried the torch,’ ” Mr. Delahunt said. “ ‘I carried it all the way.’ ”

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