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Health Care Reform: What is it all about? –a Crossroads Cultural Center presentation

Crossroads Cultural Center.pngEach year, the lay ecclesial movement, Communion and Liberation (CL) in NY suggests a particular Crossroads Cultural Center (NYC) event that has a particular significance, seriousness, and the weight because of its potential impact on our lives.

There is one event in the Crossroads program which CL wants to underline and encourage everyone not only to attend but also to put effort into getting the word out among fellow parishioners, co-workers, family, etc.

This year, it is an event, October 13, at 7pm at Columbia University, entitled “Health Care Reform: What is it all about?” Below is an excerpt from the Crossroads website.

The distinguished panel of speakers will help us to understand better what practical consequences we should expect from the new health care law and its implementation. To a large extent, the debate on health care reform has been shaped by “experts,” both from the academic world and from various think-tanks and professional associations. The idea behind this discussion is to ask a group of experienced professionals whose work is related to health care how the new law will concretely impact their work, and the health care system as they know it in their field of action. As a general rule, experience is the best immunization against the temptations of ideology. In the case of health care reform these temptations include both the utopian conviction that this huge social problem can basically be solved by technocratic means (i.e., government action) and the opposite prejudice, namely that nothing good can come from governmental intervention in the health care system as prescribed by the reform. Rather than joining this stale ideological struggle, we want to listen to those who will deal every day with the effects of the reform, as the best to way to learn what we should realistically expect.

The most important thing is that we take this event seriously as a personal invitation to come to know more about something in reality as it’s unfolding now. It’s in reality that the Divine Mystery speaks to us. We cannot simply ignore the questions and problems our society faces and claim to be above them. It’s in facing reality, struggling with it, and involving ourselves with it, that we can come to know Christ more.

The presentation info:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 7 pm

Columbia University, Philosophy Hall 301

1150 Amsterdam Avenue at 116th Street


The flyer for the event is posted here: Health Care Reform.pdf 

Crossroads Cultural Center

Crossroads Cultural Center logo.jpgThere are a few good opportunities to take our lives seriously. One such opportunity is the Crossroads Cultural Center that looks “to offer opportunities for education, making it possible to look with openness, curiosity and critical judgment at every aspect of reality.” Crossroads takes Saint Paul’s exhortation to “test everything; retain what is good” with 

The Crossroads Cultural Center was founded in 2004 and is a project of The Human Adventure Corporation, the New York based center of Communion and Liberation USA. It is a not-for-profit organization interfacing with education, culture, faith, politics, science viz. with reality and Ultimate Reality, God.
The Paper Clippings on the Crossroads website collects valuable reading material in one place. A very helpful aspect of the work done by the people at Crossroads. Recent articles placed on Paper Clippings are: What is Paganism?, Eternal adolescence, People matter, etc. See for yourself, Paper Clippings.
There are regular Crossroads events in New York, Washington, DC, Houston, Chicago, Boston and New Bedford, MA. And, I am happy to say there are some Crossroads events in New Haven, CT periodically.

Wonder & Knowledge: where do they meet with science

Crossroads Cultural Center & Columbia Catholic Ministry in
collaboration with the

Center for the Study of Science and Religion at Columbia



A conference on the origin of the
universe in science and philosophy and the role of wonder in scientific



Msgr. Lorenzo ALBACETE–Theologian, author, columnist

Dr. Marco BERSANELLI— Prof. of Astrophysics, University of
Milan and author of From Galileo to Gell-Mann: The Wonder that Inspired the
Greatest Scientists of All Time: In Their Own Words
 (Templeton Press)

Fr. Michael HELLER–Prof. of Philosophy, Pontifical Acad. of
Theology, Krakow (2008 Templeton Prize winner)


Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Columbia University Main Campus

Earl Hall Auditorium, 2980
Broadway at 116th Street, NYC


The conference is open to the public and free of charge.

For more information, visit www.crossroadsculturalcenter.org

The Concerns of Catholics and the US President: An Evaluation

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Solzhenitsyn: A life with no lies, A homage to his life

Crossroads Cultural Center




A life with no lies

A homage to his life, works and relentless love for freedom




Prof. Adriano Dell’ASTA

Professor of Russian Language & Literature, Catholic University of Milan


Ms. Liudmila SARASKINA

Russian Literature Historian and Personal Collaborator of Solzhenitsyn


A video of one of Solzhenitsyn’s last interviews will be shown for the first time in the United States.


Monday, March 23, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Fordham University, 12th Floor Lounge

Columbus Avenue, New York


The conference is open to the public and free of charge.


For more information, visit our web site:  www.crossroadsculturalcenter.org or


125 Maiden Lane, Suite 15E

New York, NY 10038


Tel: (347) 713-5146

E-mail: info@crossroadsnyc.com

About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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