News - 2014 - Page 2

Fr. Julián Carrón

The Letter to Communion and Liberation Fraternity

Current EventsJulián Carrón

"I invite you, in this new stage of our story, to renew the desire to walk together toward destiny, toward Christ who won us over, in order to become children of Fr. Giussani more and more." A letter from Julián Carrón.

Spanish Flag. Creative Commons CC0

It is Good that You Exist

Current EventsIgnacio Carbajosa Pérez

The Rajoy government proposal to reverse the law legalizing abortion as a right has begun a painful debate. The author tells about the experience of the local CL community, which is trying to face the issue without censuring any facts.

'Saint Francis of Assisi by Artist Jusepe de Ribera via Wikimedia Commons

In His Footsteps

ChurchDavide Perillo

Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s pontificate asks “What is God showing us or asking us to change?" For Guzmán Carriquiry, Secretary of Latin America's Pontifical Commission, the Pope is a continual surprise. Here, we retrace and foresee the Pope's steps.

Maidan Square during the 2014 Ukrainian Revolt. Photo by wikimedia commons

People Alive

Current EventsLuca Fiore

We visited Maidan Square, where history began speeding by. After the protests, the guerrilla warfare, and the deaths, the country is changing. But the people we met have already changed. Here’s why.

Pope Francis. Wikimedia Commons

The Fear of Forever

ChurchPope Francis

Address of Pope Francis to Engaged Couples Preparing for Marriage in St. Peter's Square Friday, February 14 2014.

Why School?


The pressures put on schools is high. Here is a look into those pressures within the educational system and a reintroduction to the fundamental reasons and questions behind schooling.

A Street in Mosul, Iraq. Wikimedia Commons

I Remain in Mosul

ChurchLuca Fiore

We interviewed Amel Shamon Nona, The Chaldean archbishop of Mosul on the situation in his city and how the arrival of ISIS has affected his community.

Iraqi Refugee Children. Photographer James Gordon via Wikimedia Commons
2014 Rimini Meeting posters. Courtesy of Meeting Rimini

Destiny Has Not Left Man: The Guests, Themes, and Meetings

CulturePaola Ronconi

"To the ends of the earth and of existence, destiny has not left man alone." Peace and dialogue, immigration, justice and charity are just a few of the themes that will be tackled at the 2014 Rimini Meeting.

A Rimini Meeting volunteer paints an exhibit wall. Photo by Carlo Colombo via Flickr
Le Bistro or The Wine Shop by Edward Hopper

What are You Looking For?

Current Events

"Vacation is 'the time of freedom,' as Fr. Giussani always reminded us. Freedom to do what?" In this time of leisure, we offer a reflection on the value of free time.

Flannery O'Connor and Peacock. Flickr

I Take it All as a Blessing

CultureLuca Doninelli

Fifty years have passed since her death in 1964, and next year will be the 90th anniversary of her birth. Flannery O'Connor:

Martin Schulz

Either We Remake Europe...

Current EventsDavide Perillo

A Socialist father and a Catholic mother, a fascination with Willy Brandt, the rage of a 20-year-old, and the surprise of the Rimini Meeting. The President of the European Parliament tells his story in this article.

European Parliament
Pope Benedict XVI [L] with Pope Francis [R]

Witnesses Who Made the Essential Visible

ChurchJulián Carrón

We must go back to the situation of the Church in the 1950s to understand the historic importance of the two Popes who are being canonized today. A Church that risked remaining closed in on itself...

Pope John Paul II. Wikimedia Commons

Saint and Father

ChurchAlessandro Banfi

"One of the lines of interpretation of the pontificate of John Paul II concerns the political and strategic consequences of his great pastoral mission." On John Paul II.

Flower sprouts in sidewalk crack. Via Pixabay

Is a New Beginning Possible?

Current EventsJulián Carrón

"Europe was born around a few great words, like person, work, matter, progress, and freedom ... But today all of these words have become empty, or they are gradually losing their original significance. Why?"

Clashes in Kyiv, Ukraine. Photo by Mstyslav Chernov via Wikimedia Commons

People Alive

Current EventsLuca Fiore

"Lisa wanted a new Ukraine, and wherever she goes, one thing is certain: 'For us, the victory is already in the fact that we have woken up.'" A look into the Revolution in Ukraine.

Physician holds a patient's hand. Via Flickr

Ending it All... by Law

CultureAlessandra Stoppa

When he least expected it, Marc Beauchamp saw the people promoting euthanasia in Québec in an entirely different light....

Father Luigi Giussani

Responsible for a Gift

Current EventsAngelo Scola

Our wonder at the encounter must become “an incessant prayer of entreaty.” Here are extracts from the homily of the Archbishop of Milan from the almost 200 Masses celebrated throughout the world to mark the 9th anniversary of of Fr. Giussiani's death.