News - 2019

Father Paolo Sottopietra. Photo by Leonora Giovanazzi

Fraternity of Saint Charles: Superior General Confirmed

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The general assembly of the Missionaries of Saint Charles has re-elected Fr. Paolo Sottopietra as its superior general. Also nominated were Fr. Emanuele Silanos as vicar, and Fr. Andrea D’Auria and Fr. Stefano Tenti as advisors.

Jean Vanier (left) and Luigi Giussani in 1998.

Jean Vanier: He Converted Hearts, One by One

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We publish the obituary text signed by Fr. Julián Carrón on behalf of Communion and Liberation on the occasion of the passing of Jean Vanier alongside a video interview by Vanier for the 2015 New York Encounter.

In Search of the Human Face: Identity and the Challenge of Disability (16:34)
Julián Carrón

The Mystery of God Who Was a Baby

Current EventsJulián Carrón

In Fr. Giussani’s thought, everything revolves around Jesus’ incarnation. The Corriere della Sera published an excerpt from Carrón's preface to the recently released Giussani book, La verità nasce dalla carne.

Chris in Limbo raises the chosen ones (XV c.). Chapel of Saint Sebastien, Lanslevillard.

Fraternity Exercises 2019: Friday's Introduction

Current EventsJulián Carrón

We publish the text of Julián Carrón's introduction to the 2019 Fraternity Exercises titled"What Can Withstand the Test of Time." The full text of the exercises will be released alongside the June issue of Traces.

Carrón's Greeting to the GS Triduum

Current EventsJulián Carrón

We publish Fr. Julián Carrón's greeting to the high school students attending the GS Triduum retreat in Rimini, Italy.

Lisa Lickona. Courtesy of Crossroads Cultural Center.

Saints Who Were Sinners

CultureStephen Adubato

"The saints are people whose whole humanity has been taken up into this relationship with Jesus Christ." At the last Crossroads event in New York City, Fr. Solanus Benfatti and Lisa Lickona discussed what makes one a saint.

Fr. Solanus Benfatti. Courtesy of Crossroads Cultural Center.
Notre Dame spire on fire. Photo by LEVRIER Guillaume via Wikimedia Commons.

Notre Dame: We Were Made to Build Cathedrals

Current EventsLuca Doninelli

For one day, the world spoke of nothing besides a church. The sadness of people, not only the believers, revealed a strange nostalgia. It is a sign of something indelible.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. CC0

Benedict XVI on the Sex Abuse Scandal

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We propose an article written by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI for the Corriere della Sera on the current sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. Read the full text.

The Assembly of Responsibles in Brazil. Photo by Jakeline Oliveira Cordeiro.

Latin America: “Awake, Heart!”

Current EventsAlessandra Stoppa

What can the method of Fr. Giussani bring to our lives? To this question speak the experiences of those living the charism in South and Central America. In Brazil, the first Equipe of college students and the Responsible's Assembly.

Food Banks: The Assembly with Carrón

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"What does it mean to you to become aware of your true need? What does this introduce into your life?" We publish the notes from the national assembly on the Food Banks.

"Christ and the Apostles." Detail from the frescoes with Episodes from the Life of Christ, Church of Santa Margherita (c. 13th century), Laggio di Cadore, Belluno, Italy.

Easter 2019: The Poster

Current Events

The artwork featured in this year's Easter poster portrays Christ and the apostles from the life of Christ frescoes in the Church of Santa Margherita, Belluno, Italy.

The 2019 CL Easter poster.
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Friendship with the Venezuelan People

Current Events

We publish the flyer written by the Latin American Communion and Liberation communities in response to the social, economic, and political crisis in Venezuela.

The Life of Luigi Giussani Book Tour

Current EventsJoshua Stancil

More information on the upcoming "The Life of Luigi Giussani" book tour with Alberto Savorana. Visit the tour's official website to remain up to date.

The Life of Luigi Giussani: No Mere Book Tour

Current EventsJoshua Stancil

From March 9 to March 19, across the United States and Canada, several noted journalists, educators, and clerics will join Alberto Savorana for ten roundtables to share their insights into the relevance of Giussani’s life experience to today’s context.

New York Encounter: That "Something" Which Conquers Life

Current EventsDavide Perillo

Understanding how to begin again in our daily chaos through interventions by the Papal Nuncio, Julián Carrón, David Brooks and poet Paul Mariani among many others. The New York Encounter gave us three days to rediscover what the heart is and Who makes it.

New York Encounter 2019 - Trailer (3:28)

Happiness Can Only Come From Something Beautiful

Current EventsJoshua Stancil

On February 15-17 in the heart of Manhattan, New York, the 2019 edition of the New York Encounter will take place. We publish an overview of its upcoming highlights.