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They rowed 1100 km in the sea to reach Rome for the Jubilee

Wednesday 24 August 2016

Rome Reports




Each Jubilee Year inspires some to undertake bold and daring adventures. Back in the Jubilee of 1950, Spanish university students propelled their canoes into the sea from the island of Mallorca, with the objective to get to Rome to experience the Jubilee. This story is being repeated by Spanish canoeists, 66 years later in this Jubilee Year of Mercy.

The world we choose to live in

Wednesday 24 August 2016

Jim McDermott, Eureka Street

Sunday afternoon, an overcast, somewhat steamy day on the West Side of Los Angeles. I'm in a Starbucks not far from Loyola Marymount University, where I live. Suddenly a young woman at a table nearby starts saying 'Oh my God. Oh my God!' I look up to find she has left her seat and stares out the glass doors, where four men are fighting. 'It started here,' she says.