January Traces: "Love alone is credible"

Nothing challenges our freedom like a person in whom we see the realization of what we desire. The January issue is out now.

A presence who is engaged with what he or she says

Notes from the Assembly of Teachers from CL with Fr. Carrón via video conference, November 20, 2020
The church of Saint Francis Xavier in Taishan (Taiwan)

The beating heart of Xiao Ping

From January Traces, the story about the woman from Taipei mentioned at the Beginning Day. She dedicated her life to work and had no religion until she became ill. The encounter that changed her life continues to transform that of others.
© Mary Sarah Ivers
Current Events

A New World Within the World

A special edition of the New York Encounter will take place February 12-14 with the theme "When reality hits". In anticipation of the new digital Encounter, an interview with Riro Maniscalco, chairman of New York Encounter.

So, the Encounter—it is happening! I have one simple message: It is actually happening! It is going to be extremely virtual, but it is happening, and, God-willing, it will be different and great! It has been challenging putting together this Encounter. W...


"What is my contribution to the world?"

Covid-19, work in two UK universities, and the discovery of the “English variant”. Alessandro, a researcher, talks about what has happened during the recent months of the pandemic, and that “gusto for life”.
Communion at the "Drive-Thru" in Harrisburg, South Dakota
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Fr. John and the “Drive thru”

A new, suburban parish in a town in South Dakota. The pandemic, the loneliness of the people, and the suspension of Sunday Mass. Fr. John recounts what has been happening, and talks about the line of cars in his driveway.

Here I am in the middle of the US, beginning a new parish with an enormous need that is matched only by an enormous desire for Christ to do what He has always done: renew the face of His people. My community’s desire is also to build a church in which we ...

The letter in "Corriere della Sera" on January 10

“The example we must give as teachers”

The letter written by some teachers of CL to "Corriere della Sera" after the delay of face-to-face teaching in Italy. They recount what they are experiencing, their difficulties, but also the possibility of hope for their country.

Dear Editor, The unexpected delay in reopening secondary schools after the Christmas holidays is unsettling teachers and students. Distance education has triggered some problems that already existed: lack of interest, demotivation and even the risk of ...

County Carlow, Ireland (Photo: Unsplash/ K. Mitch Hodge )
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“Let’s wait and see”

Scars from childhood, suffering, and her life in Ireland. From November Traces, the witness of Maria, who identifies with the “man born blind” of the Gospel. “How can such an awful fact open my heart to something so beautiful?"

"God can do nothing without our willingness.” These words, pronounced by Julian Carrón at the Beginning Day, are the words of Maria as she relates what has happened to her in the last few months. She said that she had never understood the story of the “m...