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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 on the theme.
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September 11, 2001

Fr. Giussani's words

Twenty years since the attack on the Twin Towers. The world would never be the same again. But how to start over? The words of Fr. Giussani from the days following the attack, taken from his biography.
Filippo Santoro
Church

Memores Domini. The Pope nominates Santoro as special delegate

We publish the statement of the Holy See on the change of leadership of the Association with the appointment of the Archbishop of Taranto.

The Holy Father Francis, taking to heart the experience of Memores Domini and recognizing in its charism a manifestation of God’s grace, has ordered a change in the management of the Association, appointing as his special delegate His Excellency Bishop Fi...

Timoty Radcliffe (© Catholic Press Photo)
Encounters

Radcliffe: Nothing human is alien to us

Do Christians need the world or must they defend themselves against secularisation? The Oxford Dominican proposes a surprising method: the imagination. This is what allows us to touch the person where they are most alive.
Ilaria lecturing
Letters

Basel: "Why are you asking me?"

Just before the pandemic, Ilaria found out she was pregnant but that the wife of her PhD student had miscarried. Amid the drama, a dialogue emerged that allowed her to re-discover what allows her to face any circumstance certain and happy.

Shortly before the pandemic, I found out I was pregnant with my third child. Around the same time, the wife of one of my PhD students also became pregnant. I actually found out when they had already lost the baby and he had to ask me for a couple of days ...

Pope Francis greets the Slovakian faithful (Photo: Matej Ďuriač)
Letters

Bratislava: "Our encounter with Francis"

Some signed up as volunteers whilst others sang in the choir. The spectacular sunrise watched alongside young children waiting for the Pope. An account from the small CL community in Slovakia.

During his return trip from Iraq, Pope Francis expressed his desire to visit Slovakia. This totally unexpected "preference" – Slovakia is a small and quiet country in central Europe last visited by John Paul II 18 years ago – was a great surprise that gen...

Pier Alberto Bertazzi
Current Events

"The beginning is something that is alive now"

Carrón's message upon the death of Pier Alberto Bertazzi, one of Fr. Giussani's greatest friends. As a university student, he was among those who first used the name that ended up becoming the name of our movement.
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Letters

"Close your eyes and open them again”

After emergency heart surgery, Fulvio is now in a rehabilitation center. "I remember the first day I looked out the window. There were four trees, the bus stop and, in the background, the ring road. Everything was wonderful."

I am now in my 60s and I recently had several medical checkups because of chest pain; the result was open heart surgery. There are times when the thought of death as a real possibility becomes inescapable. As they wheeled me into the operating room, I won...

Current Events

Fr. Giussani, Towards the centenary

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