Davide Prosperi as interim President of the Fraternity of CL

The letter in which Davide Prosperi informs the Fraternity of CL of the contents of his audeince with the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life and his assumption of the role as interim President.
Matthias Stomer, The Adoration of the Shepherds, 17th century. Palazzo Madama, Museo Civico d’Arte Antica, Turin. © Mario Bonotto/Photo Scala, Florence
Christmas 2021

The videoposter

This year, Fr. Giussani's words are accompanied by Matthias Stomer's, "The Adoration of the Shepherds".
Current Events

Diaconia of the Fraternity of CL: thanks to Fr. Julián Carrón

The letter from the Diaconia of the Fraternity of CL, thanking Fr. Julián Carrón "wholeheartedly for all that he has represented in these years."
Current Events

Fr. Julián Carrón has resigned as President of the Fraternity of CL

Carrón's letter to the Fraternity. His decision, as he explains, is "to help the change of leadership to which we are called by the Holy Father to take place with the freedom that this process requires."
János Pilinszky (Photo: Eifert János/Wikimedia)
Culture

Pilinsky: An invitation to decipher destiny

The pulse of life, the sounding board of existence. Or rather, vocation. This is what poetry is for the Hungarian János Pilinszky. A hundred years after his birth, a brief excursus through his life and poems.

This year marks the centenary of the Hungarian poet János Pilinszky, who was born in Budapest on November 17, 1921 to a German mother and Polish father. He lived his private life with discretion, under the totalitarian and atheistic communist regime, whe...

Pepe Rodelgo with the St. Brendan High School football team
US, UK and More

From Miami to Madrid: A game that is always open

A military career, the death of his brother, the desire to give his life for a great ideal. Pepe Rodelgo, a Memor Domini, speaks of how he discovered that 'irreducible point' of himself that keeps him alive today.

An accident. A rear-end collision on the way to work. José Rodelgo-Bueno, known as Pepe, is the headmaster of a school in Miami. At the age of 51 he found out that he had cancer. Tests, carried out in the emergency room because of whiplash from the accide...

Carie
Letters

"It is You I miss in everything that I love"

Carie is a US Navy helicopter pilot on an assignment where she least expected: Japan. She has begun to work on herself to recover that gaze of "openness" and to live again with gratitude.

I am in the U.S. Navy—a helicopter pilot—and my work brought me to Japan. Initially, when offered this assignment, I said absolutely not. I was not interested in Japan. I then happened to read the story of Takashi Nagai and for the first time had a desire...

Culture

Rowan Williams: "My friend Dostoyevsky"

On the 200th anniversary of the birth of Dostoyevsky, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams speaks of how the Russian genius has changed his way of seeing.
Church

Dicastery for the Laity. The words of Pope Francis

The Pope's address to the participants in the meeting of lay associations, ecclesial movements and new communities, organized by the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life.
Current Events

Towards the centenary

2022 will mark the anniversary of the birth of the founder of CL. Here is how you can contribute.