News - 2021

Photo: Luca Fiore

Kharkov responds to Madrid

Current Events

Notes from the assembly of CL communities in Eurasia with Fr. Carrón, a “long-distance dialogue” catalyzed by the challenge posed by Rosa Montero in El País. What makes the here and now a beginning and not the end? From July/August 'Traces'.

Meeting 2021: in search of a master

Current EventsMattia Gennari

Just a few weeks left to the opening of the 42nd edition of the Rimini event, but it is not too early for a taste of what is to come. A brief look at what ‘shows’ are in this year’s program.

Paolo Cevoli
The presentation of the Meeting in Rome

Meeting 2021: The presentation in Rome

Current EventsSilvia Guidi

The 42nd edition will open its doors on August 20. On Tuesday, in the Italian Embassy to the Holy See, President Bernhard Scholz and other guests discussed what we will find in Rimini.

The meeting of education at the Loano Pre Meeting

If education is full of hope

SchoolFrancesca Gargantini

A dialogue between Fr. Pigi Banna and writer Eraldo Affinati at the Loano Pre Meeting. The topic was the relationship with young people, both in and outside of school, struggling with the difficulties and the novelties brought on by the pandemic.

The meeting at the Loano Pre Meeting

The challenge of the instant

Current EventsBernardo Cedone

A dialogue between Julián Carrón and philosopher Costantino Esposito at the Loan Pre Meeting on Carrón’s latest book, "Is There Hope?".

Carrón: "To live faith with simplicity and intelligence"

ChurchJulián Carrón

The message for the ordinations of the Fraternity of St. Charles. "In such a delicate moment for the life of the world, the Church and of our movement, your “yes” places before our eyes the mysterious and irreducible power of God’s method."

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The "struggle" against God

ChurchPaolo Cremonesi

On June 16, Pope Francis concluded the second part of the catechetical cycle on prayer. "Stronger than any argument to the contrary, in the heart of man there is a voice that cries out."

Awards for the best theses on Fr. Giussani

Current Events

The Fraternity of CL will grant two awards for theses that help promote the knowledge of the founder's work. Those who are finishing a Master's degree or doctorate can apply.

The Pope in Hiroshima

"No to nuclear weapons"

Current Events

The Fraternity of CL joins the appeal to the Italian Government and Parliament for Italy to sign the "Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons", as repeatedly requested by the Pope. Here is the document and the list of signatories.

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Today, here, now

Current EventsRosa Montero

The provocation of a well-known Spanish journalist. She sees the crowds return to the streets at night, the burning desire to possess life. But how many go to bed happy? Why do we not learn from what happens? (from El País, May 23 2021).

Photo: © Pellegrinaggio Macerata Loreto

Macerata-Loreto: "Hope does not disappoint”

Current Events

The words of Pope Francis during his call to the "virtual" pilgrims on their way to the Holy House. The secret to walking well? "Looking towards the horizon, but not walking alone. Helping each other".

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Carrón's letter to Cardinal Farrell


The letter sent by Fr. Julián Carrón, President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, to Card. Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastry for the Laity, Family and Life.

Friar Cristoforo, Renzo and Lucia (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The rest of that bread

CultureFranco Nembrini

Love that precedes guilt through the eyes of Manzoni, Milosz, Dante... “When one truly forgives, there is nothing left to forgive.”

GS: Summer reading


One of the books proposed to GS students for summer reading is Miguel Mañara by Oscar V. Milosz. To perceive again what is at stake in life.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Photo: akg-images/Mondadori Portfolio)

Bonhoeffer: "God is not a stopgap”

CultureLorenzo Fazzini

The Lutheran theologian executed by the Third Reich, quoted at the Spiritual Exercises of the Fraternity of CL. His life, thought, martyrdom. And his expectant waiting for the God that he wants to find "not at the margins, but at the centre of life."

The statue of the Virgin at the Holy House of Loreto

Macerata-Loreto: “You are the living fountain of hope”

ChurchJulián Carrón

Message on the occasion of the Macerata-Loreto Pilgrimage, June 12, 2021. This year it will again be in a special format with a live moment of prayer from the Basilica on Saturday, June 12 at 9 pm (CEST).

The live stream of the meeting

Truffelli-Carrón: "An opportune time for sowing"

Current EventsMaurizio Vitali

The meeting between the president of Azione Cattolica and the leader of CL, moderated by Ferruccio De Bortoli. The key words of their dialogue: the Christian community, politics, synodal Church and freedom.

From the left, Matteo Truffelli, Ferruccio De Bortoli and Julián Carrón.

Fr. Giussani, towards the centenary

Current Events

2022 will mark the anniversary of the birth of the founder of CL. It is an opportunity to deepen and to make known the novelty that he continues to bring into the lives of many. Here is how you can contribute.