from ONE

perspectives
by Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine November 2005)
Meta-physics

O My God!
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From CNEWA WORLD January – February 2004)
From the Secretary General

Awful New Year
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From CNEWA WORLD January – February 2003)
What to do to have an awe-filled life

Lover’s Leap
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From CNEWA WORLD July – August 2003)
From the Secretary General

Way to Go
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From CNEWA WORLD November – December 2003)
From the Secretary General

…on the Orient Express
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From CNEWA WORLD March – April 2002)
The drama of our lives unfolds on the Orient Express.

CNEWA at 75: A New Vision Is Formed
by Peg Maron
(From CNEWA WORLD September – October 2001)
A succession of gifted leaders bring their insight to the work of CNEWA.

CNEWA at 75: Into The Future
by Peg Maron
(From CNEWA WORLD November – December 2001)
CNEWA continues its good work under the aegis of Msgr. Robert L. Stern.

God Bless – Bless God
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East March – April 2001)
Actions speak louder than words; a reflection on letting our lives speak well of the Lord.

Pontifical Mission at 50
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East January – February 2000)
Msgr. Robert Stern reflects on the reason for the observance of the 50th anniversary of the Pontifical Mission for Palestine.

Pontifical Mission at 50: New York
prepared by CNEWA staff
photographs by Maria Bastone
(From Catholic Near East January – February 2000)
Dignitaries and long-time friends gather in New York City to commemorate the establishment of the Pontifical Mission.

Pontifical Mission at 50: Bethlehem
prepared by CNEWA staff
photographs: courtesy CNEWA-PMP, Jerusalem
(From Catholic Near East January – February 2000)
Palestinians gather in the “little town of Bethlehem” to observe 50 years of the Holy See’s love and concern for Palestine.

Pontifical Mission at 50: Rome
prepared by CNEWA staff
(From Catholic Near East January – February 2000)
The Holy Father recognizes the Mission as an eloquent sign of international solidarity.

Papal Pilgrimage of Peace
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East May – June 2000)
Pope John Paul II brings his message of justice and peace to the people of the Holy Land.

The Life of a Leader
by Peg Maron
(From Catholic Near East July – August 2000)
We remember our President, John Cardinal O’Connor.

Catholics, Jews and the Papal Pilgrimage
(From Catholic Near East July – August 2000)
Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to the Holy Land sparks a lively dialogue.

Sacred Cows
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East September – October 2000)
Ideas to which we cling may be sacred cows – obstacles on the path to God.

Raising the Anti
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East November – December 2000)
It’s not easy trying to be a disciple of Jesus in this world.

On Purpose
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1999)
Our quest for purpose – wisdom – is a gift from God.

Doggone It
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1999)
Is there less generosity, less concern, less faith and less care in this generation?

Perspectives
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine September 2011)
On Being catholic

A Rascal for God
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1998)
A reflection on the late Bishop John G. Nolan, former Secretary General of CNEWA.

A Rock and a Hard Place
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1998)
Msgr. Stern describes his interfaith journey to Israel and Rome and explains why St. Peter was a central figure.

Beyond the Pale
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1998)
A recognition of the Pope’s special responsibility to keep the Church unified.

On Friendship
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1997)
The fable of the elephant and the mouse could be an illustration for how disparate groups of today could approach each other.

The Hand of God
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1997)
The Hand of God is present in our daily lives, often more than we realize – just as it is in our work at CNEWA.

Well Grounded
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1995)
Msgr. Stern reflects on Pope John Paul’s encyclical, “The Gospel of Life.”

My Goodness
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1995)
Msgr. Stern reflects on the concepts of evil and goodness and our fascination with both.

Moses, Jesus, Muhammad
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1994)

Journey Through Iraq
by Michael J.L. La Civita
photos: CNEWA Archives
(From Catholic Near East September 1993)
The editor’s interview with Msgr. Robert L. Stern.

When the Price Is Right
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East January 1992)
Msgr. Stern explains that bargaining Middle Eastern-style and the art of political negotiation could make fine bedfellows.

Cardinal’s Middle East Trip Promotes Interfaith Fellowship
by Michael J. Healey
photos by Maria Bastone
(From Catholic Near East April 1992)
Traveling “without a portfolio,” John Cardinal O’Connnor bridges interfaith barriers in the Middle East.

Seventy-Seven Times
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East October 1992)
When helping others, there should be no limit to our love.

Travel, Truth and Trust
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East August 1989)
As U.S. bishops write a new policy statement for the Middle East, Msgr. Stern reflects on the desperate need for answers in that troubled part of the world.

Providence and Peace
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East October 1989)
A reflection on faith, trust and prayer.

An Association in Mission
by Michael Healy
(From Catholic Near East Spring 1988)
CNEWA has always been a means by which people of East and West come together in expressing one faith.

The Drama of Lebanon
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East Fall 1988)
A simple skit performed by Lebanese children dramatizes a hopeful lesson in this land of violence.

from News

Presidential Sendoff
web news (14 September 2011)
After 26 years of dedicated service to CNEWA, Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern retired on 15 September.

from Blog Content

Presidential Sendoff
After 26 years of dedicated service to CNEWA, Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern is retiring today.

A Good Priest
Sister Christian Molidor reflects on Msgr. Stern's impact on CNEWA and their great friendship.

Msgr. Stern on the Arab Spring
CNEWA's president emeritus, Msgr. Robert L. Stern, gave a speech on the 2011 series of democratic revolutions known colloquially as the Arab Spring.