News - 2018

Carrón: "The Surprise of Christmas: Victory over Fear"

Current EventsJulián Carrón

"God’s audacious initiative to Mary also reaches us this Christmas, renewing the announcement of a radical newness." Fr. Julián Carrón's article published in the "Corriere della Sera" on December 23.

"Adoration of the Magi" by Elio and Giovanni Gagini.

Christmas 2018: The Poster

Current Events

Elia and Giovanni Gagini's 1457 bas-relief "Adoration of the Magi" is the image that accompanies words by Pope Francis and Father Giussani for this year's Christmas poster.

"Starry Night over the Rhone" by Vincent Van Gogh. Via Wikimedia Commons

Stargazing with "First Man:" A Most Human Experience

CultureLucia Gemmani

A short review of Damien Chazelle's movie "First Man," an account of Neil Armstrong and the events that brought him to the moon. The film is about "a man who truly seeks the infinite."

The London Encounter 2018 took place on 3 November (Photo: Anna Arigossi/ICONphotos)

London: When God’s “Warning Light” Goes On

Current EventsGiuseppe Pezzini

From David Jones, the poet of the Great War, to Metropolitan Antonij, and ending with “the Grand Inquisitor.” The London Encounter put the spotlight on the paradox of freedom, and on the reason that man can find freedom even in front of death.

Fr. Julián Carrón in Nairobi.

Kenya: “A Moment of Beauty” that Captivates Us

Current EventsPaolo Perego

We are in Nairobi for Communion and Liberation’s Assembly of Leaders with Julián Carrón. The testimonies come from Burundi, Ivory Coast, South Africa … “This is the origin, the beginning, where we find the answer to our need.”

In this Issue of "Traces"

Current EventsDino D'Agata

An overview and a short reflection on the contents of the November 2018 issue of Traces, "Made to Know."

Fr. Medina (left) and Dr. Schindler. Photo by Danny Shum

Freedom from Reality?

Current EventsAnnemarie Bacich

On October 27 in the heart of Manhattan, Crossroad's annual Albacete Lecture on Faith and Culture took place. Its lecturer, Dr. D.C. Schindler, spoke of freedom in the classical tradition and its "metamorphosis since the advent of modernity."

When a New "I" is Generated


Notes from a dialogue with Julián Carrón and a group of students at the CLU Equipe in Italy on the theme, “By these facts, you will know that I am the Lord.” From the October issue of "Traces."

Library of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt. Photo by Dennis Jarvis via Flickr

The Meeting Travels to the Library of Alexandria


Among those present will be the Grand Mufti of Egypt and the general Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church. The Italian delegation will also meet the Grand Imam of al-Azhar and the Coptic pope, Tawadros.

Fr. Julián Carrón

Church and Society: Facing the Same Crossroads

Current EventsJulián Carrón

“The values that sustained our ability to build together have grown weak. The Church and society have the same problem.” We publish an article by Fr. Julián Carrón published on the Spanish newspaper ABC on October 13, 2018.

Pope Paul VI. Photo by Vatican City via Wikimedia Commons

Paul VI: Witness and Teacher

ChurchAlessandro Banfi

On October 14, His Holiness Pope Francis canonized the Pope who passed through one of the most tormented periods of recent history; Pope Paul VI who, giving all of himself, was always “full of joy.”

Photo by Maria Ramos

Dorothy Day in Kansas: An Impossible Unity

CultureLiv Martin

On September 20 and 21, 2018, Kansas CL communities along with the founder of the Well-Read-Mom teamed up with parishes to display an exhibit on Dorothy Day.

Fr. Julián Carrón (left) and Favio Chávez

Paraguay: What Reawakens the Heart?

Current EventsSergio Noe and Gustavo Olmedo

The Spanish edition of "Disarming Beauty" was presented in Asunción by Father Carrón with Estela Ruíz Díaz and Favio Chávez. It was an intense dialogue, with many questions and no shortcuts.

Dorothy Day. Via Wikimedia Commons

Dorothy Day Traveling Exhibit in Kansas


The archdiocesan news outlet of Kansas City, "The Leaven," featured the Communion and Liberation Dorothy Day exhibit in an article published on September 14, 2018.