News - 2018 - Page 2

The hike in the Dolomites

Corvara: That Which Stands the Test of Time

Current EventsLuca Fiore

Over 200 people gathered for the International Assembly of Leaders of CL. We heard stories from Venezuela and Uganda, and the voice of Giussani from a lesson in 1968. All of this helped us rediscover how faith can change the life of everyone.

Boy in Crown Fountain. Photo by Sharon Mollerus

Only Wonder Knows

CultureMeghan Berneking

On September 28-30, the Festival of Friendship will take place at Pittsburgh’s Trust Arts Education Center. Here is an overview if what's in store.

Al Issa (left) and Farouq

Meeting 2018: Bridges and the Friend

Current EventsAlessandra Stoppa

The Secretary General of the Muslim World League attended the Meeting for the first time for a talk on inter-religious dialogue. Other highlights included a conversation on the EU, the Christians in Qaraqosh, and outer space with Roberto Battiston.

Cardinal Angelo Scola

Meeting 2018: “How Can We Change the World?”

Current EventsAlessandra Stoppa

Changing the world was at the heart of a question posed by a student yesterday, as well as the desire of the youth in ’68. Freedom was the core of many dialogues: Weiler, Cassese, Fr. Clavería, Pilar Vigil, and Cardinal Scola.

The Exoplanet Area

Meeting 2018: The Eye of Glass and Happiness

Current EventsPaolo Perego

On August 21, the Meeting saw the freedom of Jean Valjean, of the sixteen-year-old writer Veronica, and of Paola Cigarini, a journey through the stars, and a look at education.

The talk on Job with (L-R) Maggioni, Melazzini, Carrón, and Natoli

Meeting 2018: The Cry, the Autograph, and the Dew

Current EventsAlessandra Stoppa

The second day of the Meeting featured politics, the life of Bergoglio, an overview of today’s Church, and a dialogue on Job between Natoli, Carrón, and Melazzini.

Mass celebrated by Msgr. Lambiasi. Roberto Masi/Icon Photo

Meeting 2018: The True Revolution

Current EventsLuca Fiore

The first day of the Rimini Meeting included a moment of silence for Genova, witnesses of charity, and a show at the Tiberian Bridge. Recurring in the exhibits were this year’s great themes.

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States

Archbishop Pierre on the Meeting's Theme

Current Events

We publish the full text of Archbishop Christophe Pierre's talk at the 2018 Rimini Meeting on the theme, “The forces that move history are the same that make man happy.”

Volunteers at the Pre-Meeting

Meeting 2018: Men and History

Current EventsPaolo Perego

This morning saw the kick-off the 2018 edition of the Rimini Meeting, the annual week-long cultural festival in Rimini, Italy. Here is an overview of what’s in store.

The Life of Luigi Giussani: A Review

CultureAlessandro Rovati

A review of Alberto Savorana's "The Life of Luigi Giussani" by Alessandro Rovati, professor of Theology at Belmont Abbey College.

Pope Francis. Via Flickr

Meeting 2018: Pope Francis' Message

Current Events

"Christians cannot give up their dream that the world will change for the better, because it is a reasonable one. This certainty is rooted in the deep conviction that Christ is the beginning of the new world."

Garut, Indonesia. ©Dikaseva. From the catalogue of the exhibition of the Meeting.

Job's Cry

CultureIgnacio Carbajosa

Why is the Meeting proposing an exhibit on a book written over 2,000 years ago? What does the biblical figure have to do with the 1968 protests? An appointment with the mystery of pain reveals what happened to reason after Kant killed Kant.

Stanley Hauerwas. Photo by Benjamin Payne via Wikimedia Commons

“Looking With Fresh Eyes to the Gifts We Have Received”

CultureAlessandro Rovati

At the June 2018 National Diaconia, Protestant theologian Stanley Hauerwas shared his personal history, his journey of faith, and his appreciation of Fr. Luigi Giussani, in light of the challenges American Christians face today.

Paul Claudel. Via Wikimedia Commons

Claudel: "See Impossible Things"

CultureFabrizio Sinisi

What bridges the individual and the cosmos? The Meeting of Rimini will be inaugurated by an adaptation of Paul Claudel’s "The Satin Slipper," bringing to the stage the Christian paradox in which the smallest detail is forever pierced by the eternal.

Chiara Corbella Petrillo

Chiara Corbella Petrillo's Open Cause for Beatification

ChurchPergiorgio Greco

Chiara, a wife and mother, died in 2012 to give birth to Francesco. The gladness of her “yes” to Christ still generates fruits today. Six years from her passing, the diocese of Rome took the first step toward her beatification.

Carrón to CL's Young People: "We go to Rome as Beggars"

Current EventsJulián Carrón

On August 11-12, 2018, Pope Francis will meet with Italy's young people to pray for the upcoming Synod. Fr. Julián Carrón wrote to the 740 CL students who will participate in a five-day pilgrimage in preparation for this meeting.