News - 2021

The Pope greets migrants in Cyprus (Photo: Catholic Press Photo)

The Pope in Cyprus: “Erecting barriers is never the solution”

ChurchAlessandra Buzzetti

The Pope in Nicosia, visiting the island that has been divided in half for 50 years. "The Spirit invites us not to resign ourselves to the divisions of the past and to cultivate together the field of the Kingdom, patiently, assiduously and concretely.”

Fraternity of CL: Davide Prosperi as interim President

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The letter in which Davide Prosperi informs the Fraternity of CL of the contents of his audience with the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life and his assumption of the role as interim President.

János Pilinszky (Photo: Eifert János/Wikimedia)

Pilinsky: An invitation to decipher destiny

CultureAntonio Molteni

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.

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

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

Fëdor Michajlovič Dostoevskij (A.O Bauman/Wikimedia Commons)

My friend Dostoyevsky

CultureGiuseppe Pezzini

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.

Rowan Williams (Photo: Catholic Press)
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Covid in Romania: The emergency within the emergency

Current EventsDavide Perillo

In October, there were 10,000 victims. Those who are suffering the most are the poor, such as the families helped by the NGO FdP-Protagoniști în educație. Simona Carobene recounts what is happening.

Companions Toward Destiny

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Notes from the Assembly of the Equipe of Teachers and Educators of Communion and Liberation with Fr. Julián Carrón in video conference, September 4, 2021.

Sandra Sabattini (Riccione, August 19 1961 - Bologna, May 2, 1984)

Sandra's secret

ChurchPaola Ronconi

"If I did not know You, not even my breath would have any meaning.” Sandra Sabattini, the girl from Rimini and friend of Fr. Oreste Benzi, will be beatified on 24th October. There was nothing “heroic” about her 23 years of life if not a great love.

Sandra with Fr. Oreste Benzi in 1979 (Photo: Riccardo Ghinelli)
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An incessant desire for the impossible

Current EventsAlberto Raffaelli

The GS Beginning Day as recounted by an ex-GS student. “I looked at the young people sitting in front of me. Then, like now, in a room full of faces and random stories, Someone happens to be present.”

Luigi Amicone

Carrón: His words on the death of Amicone

Current EventsJulián Carrón

Luigi Amicone, journalist, writer, a great friend of Fr. Giussani, has passed away. We publish the letter that Julián Carrón has sent to his family.

Pier Alberto Bertazzi

Bertazzi: Carrón's homily at his funeral

Current EventsJulián Carrón

The words of the President of the Fraternity of CL at the funeral of Pier Alberto, one of Fr. Giussani's greatest friends, who died on 15 September.

Beginning Day. The audio of Fr. Giusssani

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From a talk by Luigi Giussani at the Spiritual Exercises for University Students of Communion and Liberation (Riva del Garda, December 5, 1976), re-proposed at the CL Beginning Day on September 25, 2021.

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Dicastery for the Laity. The words of Pope Francis

ChurchPope 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.

Pope Francis (Photo: Catholic Press Photo)

The Pope in Bratislava: "The salt of faith"

ChurchPope Francis

Meeting with the authorities and civil society: "The salt of the faith acts not by reacting in worldly terms, by engaging in culture wars, but by quietly and humbly sowing the seeds of God’s kingdom, especially by the witness of charity, of love."