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copertina corruzioneR. D’AMBROSIO – F. GIANNELLA, La corruzione: attori e trame, Mimesis, Milano-Udine 2018, 98 pp.

Corruption is one of the worst sickness of our democracies. The book is the result of the comparison between a University Professor and a magistrate, that very often, with different approaches, they deal with actors and plots of corruption The book addresses issues inherent in the nature of corruption, judicial investigation, to the relationship with the mafia, to aspects of civil and Christian lifestyle ethos; moral energy and the fight to eradicate corruption.

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democrazia con VenturiR. D’AMBROSIO – C. VENTURI (eds.), La democrazia: voici a confornto, GBPress, Roma 2018, 218 pp.

Lecturers and students of the Faculty of Social Sciences, at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, discuss about democracy, primarily from a political and ethical point of view.

 

 

 

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Will Francis manage to pull it off? The challenge of Church reform, Liturgical Press, Collegeville (MN-USA) 2017

English translation of Ce la farà Francesco. La sfida della riforma ecclesiale (la meridiana 2016)

In the book, I deal with church institutional policies, the rationale for those policies, and the logical underpinning of those policies.  Particular emphasis is placed on the philosophical aspects of them. This is a complex subject and a summary of my thinking on it and how I developed the material is found in two texts: Come pensano e agsicono le istituzioni (How institutions think and act, 2011), and Il potere e chi lo detiene (Power and those who hold power, 2008).

Will Francis manage to pull it off? The challenge of church reform, 2016 is based on my studies which analyze the institution of the Catholic Church during the pontificate of Pope Bergoglio. The difficulty of the task cannot be overstated because this pontificate fosters a willingness to both investigate and open for discussion the anthropological and institutional aspects of the whole Christian community.

Will Francis manage to pull it off? To answer this question, I believe it is necessary to focus on Francis the person. From his arrival on the Church scene, Francis revealed himself as a leader of reform projects in many areas of Church organization and policies.  This approach takes it inspiration from Vatican II, among other Church dialogues, and so it is that the first part of the book brings into focus Francis as pope and person.

The narrative then turns to the institutional components of the Christian community as a whole with its pronounced drift toward simplistic ideological concepts, its focus on questions of use (or abuse) of power and alleged plots and corruption, as well as the all too often recurring scandals.

The work concludes by considering the prospects and future of Church reform under the tutelage of Francis and other Church hierarchy. I hope the book helps to promote lively discussion about Francis and his reform-minded papacy.

https://www.litpress.org/Products/4501/Will-Pope-Francis-Pull-It-Off

Caminos XL ¿Lo conseguira Francisco?_PORTADA.indd¿Lo conseguirá Francisco? Reforma eclesial y lógica institucional, San Pablo, Madrid 2016

Spanish translation of Ce la farà Francesco. La sfida della riforma ecclesiale (la meridiana 2016)

 

http://www.sanpablo.es/editorial/f/lo-conseguira-francisco/9788428552097

 

 

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Francisco vai conseguir? O desafio da reforma da Igreja, Paulinas, Lisboa 2016

Portoguese translation of Ce la farà Francesco. La sfida della riforma ecclesiale (la meridiana 2016)

http://www.paulinas.pt/Product_Detail.aspx?code=2136

 


Ce la fara Francesco? La sfida della riforma ecclesiale, 2016,
in English, Will Francis manage to pull it off? The challenge of Church reform, 2016

In the book, I deal with church institutional policies, the rationale for those policies, and the logical underpinning of those policies.  Particular emphasis is placed on the philosophical aspects of them. This is a complex subject and a summary of my thinking on it and how I developed the material is found in two texts: Come pensano e agsicono le istituzioni (How institutions think and act, 2011), and Il potere e chi lo detiene (Power and those who hold power, 2008).

Will Francis manage to pull it off? The challenge of church reform, 2016 is based on my studies which analyze the institution of the Catholic Church during the pontificate of Pope Bergoglio. The difficulty of the task cannot be overstated because this pontificate fosters a willingness to both investigate and open for discussion the anthropological and institutional aspects of the whole Christian community.

http://www.lameridiana.it/SchedeDettaglio/DettaglioPubblicazione/tabid/61/Default.aspx?isbn=9788861535381


Non come Pilato

Non come Pilato. Cattolici e politica nell’era di Francesco
ed. la meridiana – Cercasi un fine, Molfetta (Ba) 2015;
secondo titolo della collana Pubblica Etica.

 

 

 


corruptiaCorruptia. Il malaffare in un Comune italiano
ed. la meridiana – Cercasi un fine, Molfetta (Ba) 2014;
primo titolo della collana Pubblica Etica.

 

 

 


Una chiesa al passo coi tempiUna chiesa al passo coi tempi. Riflessioni sul magistero sociale cattolico
Il Pozzo di Giacobbe, novembre 2013, 264pp.

It’s very common to refer to the social Teaching of the Catholic, but it’s very difficult to follow it. It happens in politics, in the world of business, economics and environmental policies, in various secular and religious institutions.
The social doctrine of the Church is still a valuable guidance tool for the construction of a society right and respectful of the persons? This is the basic question of this text.
The authors offer some answers with a dialogue on the principal issues. The book is a guide for knowledge and study for Catholics who operate in the social and political context.


un-tour-etico-nella-citta-di-RomaLuoghi Comuni. Un Tour etico nella città di Roma.
EDB (collana Itinerari), Bologna 2013, 120pp.

The book tells the story of two old friends who meet after years and decide to walk the streets of Rome where both were students. Their tour touches the symbolic places of the capital – Deputies from the Quirinale, the Capitol to the Coliseum, St. Peter’s to the Lateran, the Piazza del Popolo at the Interior Ministry – and provides the opportunity to discuss about ethical issues related to the life of the city. They take shape emotions and thoughts on politics, the Church, society, social services, corruption, justice.

And the long walk of old friends turns into an original reflection on the common places, on symbolic spaces, power and, above all, on how to make cities more beautiful and more just.


la_storia_siamo_noiLa storia siamo noi. Tracce di educazione politica
Cittadella editrice, Assisi 2011, 160pp.
Per maggiori dettagli: http://www.cittadellaeditrice.com/index.php?content=scheda&id=658

Based on musical texts the book tries to reflect on the need for training and political engagement, starting from their basic content. In light of the current political crisis, the musical texts are used to investigate several important issues about the political life: participation and absenteeism, people and institutions, corruption and mafia, political competence and use of the media, justice and peace, ethics and political life, bad politics and Italians, training schools, and political candidates.


Come pensano e agiscono le istituzioniCome pensano e agiscono le istituzioni
EDB, 01/2011, 280 pp

Speaking of institutions mean to refer to families, workplaces, associations of all kinds, religious faith communities, governments and private, political and international organizations. What they have in common? How do they think? And how do they work? This book attempts to answer these questions, considering the institutional life in its fundamental aspects, especially to discern where the dignity of each individual is respected and where not.


Cercasi_profetiCercasi profeti. Appunti su cattolici e società italiana
la meridiana, Molfetta 2010.
Per sfogliare il libro si veda: http://issuu.com/meridiana/docs/cercasi_profeti

Today we hear much of prophecy: What is the problem the lack of prophecy today? It ‘s a situation only Italian or even European and universal? Where God is raising new prophets? How do you make? As a welcome, if there were? The extent to which all Christians are prophets? How to set a personal and community style authentically prophetic? In this book you will find some notes to answer these questions.


malpoliticaLa malpolitica
Di Girolamo, Trapani 2009, 64 pp.

 

 

 


il-potere-e-chi-lo-detieneIl potere e chi lo detiene
EDB, Bologna 2008, 212 pp.

The English equivalent, of the title of this book, would be best translated into: Power and Who Holds It. Overall, the book is framed by Shakespeare’s plays: comedies, tragedies and histories. Based on the development of Christian thought, the book is an anthropological and ethical analysis of leadership in the modern world. It begins with an analysis of justice as it is located in positive authority. By the end of the work the analysis turns to issues of the common good and how that might be realized in community.

 

 

 


Serafino-GerminarioSerafino Germinario un prete scomodo
editrice Palomar, prefazione di Nichi Vendola, Bari 2007

 

 

 

 


ensayo-de-etica-politicaTraduzione in spagnolo del volume La vigna di Nabot (Cacucci, Bari 2001)
Ensayo de ética política, BAC, Biblioteca de Autores Cristianos, Madrid 2005, 104 pp.

 

 

 


Il-grembiule-e-lo-scettroIl grembiule e lo scettro. Appunti su Chiesa e politica
la meridiana, 96pp.

 

 

 

 


istituzioni-persone-potereIstituzioni persone e potere
Rubbettino, Soveria M. (CZ) 2004, 236 pp.

 

 

 


la-vigna-di-nabotLa vigna di Nabot. Saggio di etica politica
Cacucci Editore, Bari 2001, 127 pp.

 

 

 


sentiero-nel-boscoIl sentiero nel bosco. Poesie (1980-1996)
Ecumenica Editrice, Bari 1996, 79 pp.

 

 

 


ordine-umanita-politicaOrdine, Umanità e Politica. Saggio su Eric Voegelin
Cacucci Editore, Bari 1995, 193 pp.

 

 

 


padre-serafino-germinarioPadre Serafino Germinario e il Partito Popolare in terra di Bari
prefazione di Claudio Vasale, Ecumenica Editrice, Bari 1993, 143 pp.