News - 2021 - Page 2

The Atlantida stories on Instagram

Instagram and 800 million heartbeats

Current EventsDavide Perillo

Paula turned twenty in the middle of lockdown. "Is there anything that I do not want to miss?" “Atlantida”, an Instagram account on the "Radiance in your eyes", curated by a group of Spanish university students, was born from this question.

Cardinal Silvano Tomasi

Tomasi: "Giussani’s experience continues to bear fruit”

ChurchSilvano Tomasi

“He did not want to create a movement on the basis of theoretical convictions, but he wanted each of us to discover the continuous presence of Christ in the daily events of our lives.” The homily of Cardinal Tomasi for the anniversary of Giussani’s death.

Holy Week booklet

Current Events

The texts and prayers that Fr. Giussani always proposed to help us live Easter.

Eugenio Corecco in 1994 (Photo: International Association of Friends of Eugenio Corecco)

Eugenio Corecco: "Time is short"

ChurchMaria Acqua Simi

Twenty-five years after his death, the biography of the Bishop of Lugano has been published. His encounter with Fr. Giussani, his passion for the movement and for the Church. We spoke to the biography's author, Antonietta Moretti.

Fr. Giussani, Hans Urs Von Balthasar and Eugenio Corecco. Einsiedeln (Switzerland), 1971. (Photo: International Association of Friends of Eugenio Corecco)
Giovanni Bellini, Virgin and Child with Saints, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Moved by the infinite

Current EventsAlberto Savorana

On the feast of the Annunciation and on the national day dedicated to Dante, we repropose Giussani's letter on the "Hymn to the Virgin". Here are his words and what they aroused in others (from "The Life of Luigi Giussani").

Luca Della Robbia, Virgin and Child, c.1470–75, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Ireland: "The great value of silence"

ChurchPope Francis

On Friday March 19, Pope Francis delivered a special message to the Irish faithful elevating the National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock to the status of an International Sanctuary of Special Eucharistic and Marian Devotion.

Mass for Fr. Giussani in Tunisia

Antoniazzi: "Fr. Giussani’s ‘unified’ love”

ChurchIlario Maria Antoniazzi

"We must not be spectators in the world, but witnesses and protagonists.” The homily of the Archbishop of Tunisia during mass for the anniversary of Fr. Giussani’s death.

Lisbon (Photo: Unsplash/Vita Marija Murenaite)

Euthanasia in Portugal: The CL flyer

Current Events

Following the approval of the "Law on Medically Assisted Death," the local CL community has written a document entitled, "What courage is needed to sustain our hope".

Pope Francis (Photo: Shutterstock)

Saint Joseph: With a father's heart

ChurchPope Francis

March 19 is the feast of Saint Joseph, to whom Pope Francis has dedicated 2021. We re-propose the Pope's apostolic letter "Patris corde".

Carrón and Palawaski at Rio Encontros

Brazil: beginning again (every moment) from Rio Encontros

Current EventsIsabella Alberto

The three days of Rio Encontros, in a special online format. In a country on its knees because of Covid, an occasion to share that "the whole of reality can be lived", as happened in the dialogue between Fr. Carrón and journalist Evaldo José Palawaski.

Fr. Antonio "Anas" Anastasio (Photo: Carlo Colombo)

Fr. Anas, companion in faith

Current EventsJulián Carrón

Julián Carrón's message for the death of Antonio Anastasio, missionary of the Fraternity of St. Charles. "From now on, we will never be able to think of Anas without thinking of Peter and John standing in awe before the empty tomb."

"You, the surprise of my life"

Current Events

Julián Carrón met with the Families for Hospitality Association. Here are the notes from the meeting (November 13, 2020).

Wael Farouq (Photo: Meeting Rimini)

The penitent pilgrim who looks at the stars

Current EventsWael Farouq

The Pope does not just engage in dialogue or diplomacy: "He fills the void with his presence." Wael Farouq looks back at Francis’ visit to Iraq, and he recounts how the the Grand Imam of al-Azhar wished to pray for Francis...

The meeting between Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of al-Azhar in February 2019
The Pope in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Qaraqosh (Photo: VaticanNews)

Iraq: "Us refugees and the glory of the Lord"

Current EventsDoha Sabah Abdallah

During his stop in Qaraqosh, the Pope met with Iraqi Christians. Here is one of the two testimonies heard by Francis in his meeting with the local community.