History & culture

Superstition or Religion? Possession and Exorcism In the Roman Catholic Church

September 2019 |
“Vade, retro satana!” “Step back, Satan!” Jesus’ exorcisms consisted simply and directly of commanding the demon to leave the host body. To carry forth this work, Jesus told his followers to heal the sick and cast out demons. In third century...

Higher Education: Italy vs. America

September 2019 |
More than 300,000 U.S. students studied abroad in the last academic year and that number continues to increase. Of those 300,000 students, 40 percent study in Europe, namely France, Spain, the U.K., and of course Italy. While study abroad SUBSCRIBE...

Superstition or Religion? The Relics and Incorruptibles Tour

August 2019 |
Molte persone sono superstiziose e lo sono indipendentemente da cultura, luogo di origine, estrazione sociale o livello di istruzione. In generale si può definire superstizione  ogni atto al quale si attribuisce il potere, misterioso e...

La Madonna Arrives in Custonaci

August 2019 |
Il Santurario della Madonna di Custonaci, patrona di diversi Comuni staccatasi da Erice, raccoglie oggi l’identità del popolo dell’agro-ericino ed è stato per secoli meta di pellegrini venuti ad omaggiare la Madonna arrivata dal mare, secondo la...

NIAF On Campus Fellowship Scholarship Announced

August 2019 |
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announced that the 2019-2020 NIAF on Campus Fellowship application is open now until September 13. The program is SUBSCRIBE NOW! online + newspaper This section of the article is only available...

Superstition or Religion? Religious Paraphernalia in My Young Life

July 2019 |
Molte persone sono superstiziose e lo sono indipendentemente da cultura, luogo di origine, estrazione sociale o livello di istruzione. In generale si può definire superstizione  ogni atto al quale si attribuisce il potere, misterioso e...

“Freedom and democracy incompatible with those who always look for enemies”

July 2019 |
The President of the Republic of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, June 2. “Freedom and democracy are not compatible with those who fuel conflicts, with those who aim at creating senseless opposition between identities, with those who foment clashes, with...

La Bella Figura: The Italian Way

July 2019 |
It is no secret that Italians like the idea of “la bella figura” which literally translates to “the beautiful figure.” It specifically means to dress well to make a good impression. Wanting to look appealing is a common desire for Italians, an...

The Columbus Letters

July 2019 |
When Christopher Columbus embarked on his first voyage west, he began writing a journal, noting the course and sailing conditions. As with the letters Columbus wrote on his return trip to Spain, the journal was also hand-copied and translated and...
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