News - 2021

Monsignor Luigi Negri (Photo:

Message for the death of Fr. Luigi Negri

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The words of Davide Prosperi on the death of the Archbishop Emeritus of Ferrara-Comacchio, a student of Fr. Giussani at the Berchet High School and for many years one of the leaders of CL.

Luca Della Robbia, Virgin and Child (c. 1455) , Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

"You are the living fountain of hope”

Current EventsLuigi Giussani

"May this living fountain of hope be every morning the most gripping and tenacious meaning of life possible." Luigi Giussani's address at the 2002 Rimini Meeting on Dante's Hymn to Our Lady.

Pope Francis during Christmas Midnight Mass

"A kindly light reminding us that we are beloved"

ChurchPope Francis

Pope Francis' homily during Christmas Midnight Mass: "Let us return to Bethlehem, let us return to the origins: to the essentials of faith, to our first love, to adoration and charity."

Duccio di Buoninsegna, detail of the apostles "Appearance on the mountain in Galilee""

Christmas: In this way God makes Himself visible

Current EventsJulián Carrón*

“Christmas, a real fact that confronts our retreat from life.” Julián Carrón’s contribution on Christmas, published in Corriere della Sera on December 24.

Matthias Stomer, The Adoration of the Shepherds, 17th century. Palazzo Madama, Museo Civico d’Arte Antica, Turin. © Mario Bonotto/Photo Scala, Florence

Christmas. God reigns by making Himself small for us

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

The Christmas message of Davide Prosperi to the Movement: “Not only does God walk with us, but He entrusts Himself to our freedom; He hungers and thirsts for our freely spoken ‘yes’”.

Matthias Stomer, The Adoration of the Shepherds, 17th century. Palazzo Madama, Museo Civico d’Arte Antica, Turin. © Mario Bonotto/Photo Scala, Florence

“They are made of what they see”

CultureGiuseppe Frangi

Faces, hands, and gazes that “would never look away from what is in front of their eyes.” The Christmas poster features the Adoration of the Shepherds by Matthias Stomer. From the December issue of Traces.

Help distance-learning (Photo: AVSI)

AVSI tents: "Here we help those who help”

Current EventsFilomena Armentano

This year's fundraising campaign is titled, "Development is you. The time for courage". There are five projects to support this year: Lebanon, Haiti, Uganda, Latin America and Italy. In Italy, we support those who take care of families suffering hardship.

The Pope's letter to the Memores Domini


On the occasion of the Professions taken on December 4 during the Advent retreat, the Holy Father has sent a message to all the members of the Association through the special Delegate, Monsignor Filippo Santoro.

(Photo: Matthias Oesterle/Mondadori Portfolio/Zuma Press)

Barcelona: Who needs the stars?

CultureMaddalena Mongera

December 8, 2021, feast of the Immaculate Conception, will be an important day for the Sagrada Família in Barcelona: 139 years after the laying of the foundation stone, the Tower of the Virgin Mary will be inaugurated. A new light, not only for Barcelona

The Pope greets migrants in Cyprus (Photo: Catholic Press Photo)

The Pope in Cyprus: “Erecting barriers is never the solution”

ChurchAlessandra Buzzetti

The Pope in Nicosia, visiting the island that has been divided in half for 50 years. "The Spirit invites us not to resign ourselves to the divisions of the past and to cultivate together the field of the Kingdom, patiently, assiduously and concretely.”

Fraternity of CL: Davide Prosperi as interim President

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The letter in which Davide Prosperi informs the Fraternity of CL of the contents of his audience with the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life and his assumption of the role as interim President.

János Pilinszky (Photo: Eifert János/Wikimedia)

Pilinsky: An invitation to decipher destiny

CultureAntonio Molteni

The pulse of life, the sounding board of existence. Or rather, vocation. This is what poetry is for the Hungarian János Pilinszky. A hundred years after his birth, a brief excursus through his life and poems.

Matthias Stomer, The Adoration of the Shepherds, 17th century. Palazzo Madama, Museo Civico d’Arte Antica, Turin. © Mario Bonotto/Photo Scala, Florence

Christmas 2021: The videoposter

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This year, Fr. Giussani's words are accompanied by Matthias Stomer's, "The Adoration of the Shepherds".

Fëdor Michajlovič Dostoevskij (A.O Bauman/Wikimedia Commons)

My friend Dostoyevsky

CultureGiuseppe Pezzini

On the 200th anniversary of the birth of Dostoyevsky, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams speaks of how the Russian genius has changed his way of seeing.

(Photo: Shutterstock)

Covid in Romania: The emergency within the emergency

Current EventsDavide Perillo

In October, there were 10,000 victims. Those who are suffering the most are the poor, such as the families helped by the NGO FdP-Protagoniști în educație. Simona Carobene recounts what is happening.

Companions Toward Destiny

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Notes from the Assembly of the Equipe of Teachers and Educators of Communion and Liberation with Fr. Julián Carrón in video conference, September 4, 2021.