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Solidarity: “Return their childhood”

Holy Christmas is on its way and everywhere we look parents are crowding shopping centres looking for presents for their children. These parents seek a good offer to purchase the requested game. Children have already begun to write theirs letters to Baby Jesus and his helper, Father Christmas. The quicker ones already gave it to…

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The art of welcoming

BY VIVIAN COLOMBO Welcoming is not just opening the door to one’s home. Welcoming is not a superficial gesture that always expects a return. Welcoming is not satisfying one’s conscience in order to guarantee a reward in Paradise. Welcoming requires love for one’s life and that of the people who we meet, in various circumstances,…

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How many of the refugees entering Italy will be ISIS?

BY SAMUEL COLOMBO It is right to help our brothers and those in greatest difficulty, but the greatest help we can give, according to me, that would really count would be to give it in their own land, so as to give them back a dignity of being, of living, of expressing themselves. Only thus…

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The power of Love

BY VIVIAN COLOMBO Love is freedom’s widest breath. Love is respecting dignity. Love is heeding yourself and heeding the silences of those next to you. Love is opening up the doors to your heart to those who ask for help. Love is moving legs and hands to aid. Love is never sated because every day…

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Souls

BY MARY GRACE VATICANO This often mischievous life makes me smile. It makes us believe that nothing is impossible, yet we have a secret she will never know. Despite her constantly presenting us with the ugliest things, we always succeed in seeing something good. She does often place us before a crossroads, where making a…

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The sound of the sky

BY ALESSANDRO CASTELLANI A dear friend, he has had enough of being the cobbler of souls, he is fed up of being the remedy for a moment and then deserted for the remaining time. Do you realise that for centuries you had everyone step on me, you had me give land to those who did…

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Being oneself

BY MARY GRACE VATICANO How old am I? I am at that age when you look at things more placidly, yet with an interest to continue to grow. I am at an age where you can just about caress your dreams with your fingertips and illusions become hopes. I am at an age where love…

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Time

BY MARY GRACE VATICANO Sometimes I like to think that Time, if it had a human form, would absolutely be the most impossible being in existence. The calm way Time waits to see a seed flower from the earth, and then gives it its flower and from its flower, its fruit and then watches it…

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True happiness is the one that is hidden, that makes no sound, because it touches the soul

BY VIVIAN COLOMBO True happiness is the one that stays hidden, the one that grants no immediate or superficial certainties except that it won’t die, because humankind’s greatest heart desire is to be happy. The hardest conquests, the seemingly unattainable goals are the ones that make a man grow, and lead him to embrace happiness.…

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters as he takes the stage for a campaign event in Dallas, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

SHOCKING NEWS: Donald Trump is the new President of the United States. What now?

BY SAMUEL COLOMBO Unexpected victory! Who would have ever thought… Yet, despite what the latest American polls indicated, Donald Trump has surprised everyone and become the president of one of the major world powers. What will happen now? All world presidents have taken note. Some are happy. Some are worried. Meanwhile Hillary congratulates Trump. In…

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