News - 2023

Paolo Benanti (Catholic Press Photo)

"Hey Bing, what's the meaning of everything?"

Current EventsStefano Filippi

The question of religious meaning in the face of artificial intelligence. For Professor Paolo Benanti, "the remarkable thing is not the more or less sensible answer, but that humans still have that question.

Cesena (Photo: Giacomo Bellavista)

Flooding: signs of hope for life

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

Davide Prosperi's letter to "Corriere della Sera," after visiting communities in Emilia-Romagna.

Working in the mud in Castel Bolognese (Photo: Pasini)

Flooding: An unreserved friendship

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

Davide Prosperi's message to the Communion and Liberation movement on the emergency in Emilia-Romagna, with directions about how to help those affection.

Monsignor Paolo Martinelli (Photo: Massimiliano Migliorato/Catholic Press Photo)

Christians in Yemen, a tenacious presence

ChurchMaria Acqua Simi

The lingering war, the glimmers of peace. And dialogue with the Muslim world. One year after taking office, the Vicar Apostolic in Southern Arabia, Monsignor Paolo Martinelli, speaks of what is happening there.

Daily life in Borodyanka, near Kiev (Ansa-Zumapress photo)

Trip to Kiev, Monsignor Santoro's letter

Current EventsFilippo Santoro*

The Archbishop of Taranto for three days in Ukraine to "share the pain and suffering of a people" and pray for peace. Here is his account.

The presentation of "The Religious Sense" at the Dal Verme Theater. Milan, May 2, 2023 (Pino Franchino/Fraternity CL)

Bergoglio on Giussani's The Religious Sense

Current EventsJorge Mario Bergoglio

On May 2 The Religious Sense was presented in Milan. Here is a 1998 speech by Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the then Archbishop of Buenos Aires, during a meeting on the book in the Argentine capital.

Dorothy Day in 1916

Work: The Dorothy day revolution

CultureIvo Paiusco

Ninety years have passed since the birth of the Catholic Worker Movement in New York. We spoke to Giulia Galeotti about the most significant experience of social Catholicism in the United States and its founders.

(Photo: Roberto Masi/Fraternità CL)

The Pope's prayer for movements


Like every month, Francis entrusts his prayer intentions to the entire Church through the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network. The month of May will be dedicated to ecclesial movements and groups.

Pope Francis during meeting with authorities in Budapest (Vatican Media/Catholic Press Photo)

Pope Francis: "It is vital to recover the European spirit"

ChurchPope Francis

War in neighboring Ukraine, welcoming migrants, the value of life. The three central themes of Pope Francis' trip to Hungary, in the heart of the Old Continent. Here is his address to the authorities upon his arrival in Budapest.

 Davide Prosperi at the GS Triduum

A friendship for destiny

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

Greeting by Davide Prosperi, President of the Fraternity of CL, to the young people of Gioventù Studentesca gathered in Rimini for the annual Easter Triduum (April 6, 2023).

C.D. Friedrich, Easter Morning, detail (c.1828-1835). Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid (© Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza/Scala, Florence).

A new dawn

CultureLuca Doninelli

A morning full of hope, a path ahead: Friedrich's painting “Easter Morning” on the CL Easter poster. Luca Doninelli discusses the painting in the April issue of Tracce.

The Rhein-Meeting. Cologne, March 10-12

Germany: "Who am I?"

Current EventsChristoph Scholz

"Identity and Identities" was the theme of this year's Rhein-Meeting, which was back in person after three years. From Benedict XVI to Ukraine, from politics to theology... The three day event in Cologne.

Dominican Adrien Candiard (Photo: Meeting Rimini Archive)

The end of time?

CulturePaola Ronconi

War, earthquake, climate change... The latest book by French Dominican Adrien Candiard's draws us closer to the subject of Revelation and humanity's ultimate destiny. Which is not a matter of time...

Photo: Ansa-Zumapress

Sexuality: New women and men


The letter from the Nordic Bishops' Conference: the image of God "in the complementarity of male and female." And the experience of a mercy that "excludes no one, but sets a high ideal."