News - 2019

(L-R) Sapenoff, O'Malley, and Zucchi. Photo by Danny Shum.

A Friend on the Road to the Mystery

Current EventsAnnemarie Bacich

In light of the publication of the new edition of "The Risk of Education," this year's annual Giussani Series on Faith and Modernity focused on Giussani's vision of Christian education. The panel featured John Zucchi and Timothy O'Malley.

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We Join the Pope in Prayer for Vincent Lambert

Current Events

After the passing of Vincent Lambert, His Holiness Pope Francis expressed his grief over Lambert's death and entrusted him to the hands of God. Read the full article on Vatican News.

Our Lady of Czestochowa

Czestochowa 2019: Fr. Carrón's Message

Current EventsJulián Carrón

In light of the upcoming pilgrimage to Czestochowa (August 3-14) we publish the words of Fr. Julián Carrón for the occasion.

A CL vacation in the 60s.

Vacations: The Time of Freedom

Current EventsLuigi Giussani

“Anticipation of vacation is evidence of the will to live; for just this reason it must not be ‘vacation’ from oneself. Then summer will not be an interruption or a postponement of taking life seriously.” (June 5, 1964)

"Sadness" by Albert Besnard. Via Wikimedia Commons.

Puerto Rico: On the young man who killed his mother

Current EventsGiuseppe Zaffaroni

Following the news of the murder of a young woman by her son, Giuseppe attempted to understand the root of his pain and the pain of others. From his work came a written judgement that reached hundreds of people and touched many hearts.

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Andrew Tallon: The Witness of a Man

CultureMeghan Berneking

The research of late professor Andrew Tallon is serving as a scaffold for expert investigations on the Notre Dame fire. But Tallon was much more than a prestigious art historian. His witness of love for Christ shines as an example of concrete holiness.

A scan of the Norte Dame cathedral. Courtesy of Marie Tallon.
Photo by Jean-François Bigras.

CLU Vacation: An Invitation to Wonder

SchoolDominique Robb

On May 24-30, university students from the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico gathered in Colorado for the annual CLU vacation. The focus of the six days was "the impact with the real."

Photo by Tommy Vince.
Photo by Danny Shum.

Unity of Life, Not Balance

CultureAnnemarie Bacich

On May 31, a crowd of about seventy gathered to listen to a panel discussion with Jostein Solheim and Nuno Teles. The theme of the event was life, purpose, and the workplace.

Photo by Danny Shum.
At the “And Who Do You Say I Am?” exhibit on display at Fu Jen University, Taipei.

A “Simple and Very Challenging” Claim Made in Taipei

Current EventsGabriele Saccani

The Chinese translation of the second of the three volumes of Fr. Giussani’s "Pathway" was presented in Taipei. In a society where Christ is barely known, the challenge to reason takes the stage: “Is that man really God?”

Enzo Piccinini

Enzo Piccinini: The open cause of beatification

ChurchLuca Fiore

The announcement was made at the Mass for the 20th anniversary of the death of the surgeon from Emilia-Romagna. Camisasca: “He was conquered by Christ and became a conqueror.” Carrón: “One of the most beautiful fruits from the tree of Father Giussani.”

(L-R) Camisasca, Castellucci, and Carrón.
Julián Carrón

Carrón: "The 'Unbalanced' Power of Christianity"

Current EventsAndrea Monda

The societal crisis and the role of the Church. "Man needs to be embraced in the full 'density of his humanity.'" We publish an interview with Fr. Carrón from the Osservatore Romano.

© Alberto Ricci

The Political Value of an Experience

Current Events

As we await the June issue of Traces, we publish the Close-Up, a dialogue between Carrón and a group of Italian university students involved in student government.

New York Encounter: Crossing the Divide

Current Events

We announce the theme of the 2020 New York Encounter, "Crossing the Divide." The event will take place in Manhattan on February 14-16.

Father Paolo Sottopietra. Photo by Leonora Giovanazzi

Fraternity of Saint Charles: Superior General Confirmed

Church

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

Church

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.