Bertoglio, Chiara
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Dr Chiara Bertoglio is a musician, a musicologist and a theologian writing from Italy. She is particularly interested in the relationships between music and the Christian faith, and has written several books on this subject.



Coronavirus reading: 'La Divina Commedia'

The quarantine we are experiencing or will be experiencing soon gives us much more time than we usually have; it forces us to stay inside, and it leads us to ponder on the great questions of human life.

Date posted: 2020-04-24

Being old in a time of coronavirus

Italy's elderly population may be 'left behind' as hospitals are overwhelmed.

Date posted: 2020-03-20

'Trans women' - the finer points

I recently spoke with someone who works with transitioning transgender persons. My interlocutor - who will remain unnamed - is not a transgender activist, but provides medical help to those asking for sex-changing surgery.

Date posted: 2018-06-02

Soaring hopes as an antidote to assisted suicide

The very existence of assisted dying creates an expectation that we will surrender to our negativity.

Date posted: 2017-07-31

DJ's assisted suicide fuels Italy's euthanasia debate

While expressing solidarity and closeness with all who are suffering for the loss of Fabo, and to all those in a similar condition, there are many who hope that his death will not become a Trojan horse for introducing euthanasia - under any name - to Italy.

Date posted: 2017-03-17

Official Europe's topsy-turvy social priorities

An EU committee chides ageing Italy for not terminating the lives of more babies.

Date posted: 2016-04-20