News - 2016 - Page 2

"Ezekiel" by Michelangelo

The People and the Bridegroom

CultureIgnacio Carbajosa

Fr. Julián Carrón reflected on the verse from Ezekiel at the Fraternity Exercises, noting the audacity with which the prophets described the covenant between the Lord and Israel.

''Benediction of God the Father'' by Luca Cambiaso
Pope Francis meets Barrack Obama. Wikimedia Commons

A Precious Gem

Current Events

One Year ago, Pope Francis' historic visit shattered many assumptions, including assumptions about faith and politics. Since then, what has changed? And what is at stake in the race between Hillary and Trump?

The Disciples Peter and John Running to the Tomb by Eugene Burnand via Wikimedia Commons

A Joy that Takes on Flesh

Current EventsLuca Fiore

He has spoken at the Meeting five times, and he will be in Rimini once again. ”It’s a relationship that becomes integrated with the work we do every day at Notre Dame.”

People socializing at the Rimini Meeting. Traces

The Surprise of a "You"

Current EventsLuca Fiore

Since 2012 he has been taking part in the Meeting, where he has discovered a place in which dialogue is “free from any rhetoric” and ideas become a “living reality.”

U.K. Out of Europe. Creative Commons CC0


Current Events

A few days after the Brexit decision, the CL community of prepared a judgment that points to a challenge: "Is the other good or not?"

Pro-EU march in London. Via Wikimedia Commons
One hundred people gathered for the assembly with Fr. Carron. Traces.

He Who Directs the Road

Current EventsAlessandra Stoppa

They’ve come from 12 countries around the continent, but the gathering in Nairobi, for the Assembly of CL leaders, is without ethnicity, race or age. Because where you find happiness, you also find “the source.”

Antique Map of Europe. Wikimedia Commons

Your Holiness, If You'll Permit Me To Respond...

Current EventsJoseph Weiler

Three long processes which began after the Second World War have led the “community of fate” to a crisis. An internationally renowned legal scholar, European by adoption, explains why.

Love is Able to Find the Way

ChurchChristoph Schönborn

Ending with the key concept of “discernment:” how is the conscience formed? Passages from the presentation by the Archbishop of Vienna, which the Pope suggested to keep in mind while reading the Exhortation.

Pope Francis and the Archbishops.
Fr. Julián Carrón and Pope Francis

Fr. Carrón Has Private Audience with Pope Francis

Current Events

"I wanted to witness to the Pope our desire to follow him, to become ever more one with his gaze on men and women, and on the world." Fr. Julian Carrón met His Holiness Pope Francis in a private audience on April 14, 2016.

Students in Class. Wikimedia Commons

Bringing Unconditional Love Back to the Classroom

SchoolRebecca Vitz Cherico

An article on education in America originally published in Aleteia. “What you need is a teacher who has an affection for you, for who you are, and who is willing to walk with you through the difficulties of life”.

Teacher with Students. Wikimedia Commons
An Impossible Justice



Death Penalty Referendum: A Judgement from Nebraska."The closer we get to mass incarceration and extreme levels of punishment, the more I believe it's necessary to recognize that we all need mercy,we all need justice, and some measure of unmerited grace.”

Shattered statue of the Virgin Mary

News from Aleppo, Syria

ChurchIbrahim Alsabagh

"Sometimes this question comes to me: 'Has the Lord left us? Where is the Lord?' This is a moment in which the faith is mightily shaken from its roots for all of us, little flock that is left in Aleppo." We publish Fr. Alsabagh's letter after the bombing.

New York Encounter. Traces

Magnetic Attraction

Current EventsLuca Fiore

Three days of presentations, exhibits, and performances in the pursuit of answering man’s true question. We took part in a public event that is the crossroads for the life of CL in the United States to see what generates it and the effect it has.

Marilynne Robinson. Photo/Flickr

In Search of an Incalculable Beauty

CultureRose Gebken

The importance of Grace, forgiveness, and community are at the heart of the Gospel asking us "to acknowledge what is human." We publish the portrait of a Pulitzer writer that pushed President Obama to make a pointed question about faith.

Barak Obama. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza via Flickr
Children at the Little Prince Primary School, Kibera.

"Generating Beauty" at the New York Encounter


John Waters, an Irish journalist, visited the impoverished communities in Africa. His journey resulted in the exhibit "Generating Beauty: New Beginnings at the Ends of the World," a highlight at the 2016 New York Encounter.

A Young Man Working on the Monastery in Azeir. Traces

Flowers in Wartime

Current EventsPaola Bergamini

Gunshots out in the streets. Assistance to families. Contemplation and prayer in a tortured land, where the search for a glimmer of beauty seems . madness... It’s life at the Trappist Monastery of Azeir, Syria, built by Christians, Shiites, and Sunnis.

Fr. Ibrahim Alsabagh


ChurchIbrahim Alsabagh

Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Water, who is very useful and humble and precious and chaste. (The Canticle of the Sun, St. Francis of Assisi)