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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.

Archbishop Christophe Pierre at New York Encounter 2020

Pierre: "Obedience rooted in love of Christ"

Current EventsChristophe Pierre

The homily of Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, during mass to commemorate the sixteenth anniversary of Fr. Giussani's death, celebrated in Bethseda, Maryland.

Giovanni Francesco Romanelli, "St. John and St. Peter at Christ's Tomb" (detail), 1640. © Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Easter 2021: The videoposter

Current Events

This year, Fr. Giussani's words are accompanied by a seventeenth-century work by Giovanni Francesco Romanelli of the apostles John and Peter in front of the empty tomb.

Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis in Cuba on February 12 2016

Ecumenism: Fraternity that is already present

ChurchGiovanna Parravicini

Five years since the historic meeting in Cuba between Pope Francis and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill. A historic event which was the topic of a roundtable discussion organised by the Library of the Spirit of Moscow.

 Saint Basil's Orthodox Cathedral in Moscow (Photo: Unsplash/Michael Parulava)
New York Encounter 2021

New York Encounter: "a hope that always surprises us”

CultureMeghan Isaacs and Lisa Lickona

Even though the event took place entirely online, it did not cease to be a place of encounter for the whole United States. Meetings on the figures of Fr. Giussani and Lorenzo Albacete, as well as on the subjects of racism and economic challenges.

Fr. Fabio Baroncini (Photo: Paolo Bonfanti, Archive of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation))

Fr. Fabio, companion towards destiny

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

Davide Prosperi's letter to Fr. Fabio Baroncini, his friend who passed away last December 21. We also propose an unpublished video from 1994, in which the priest presented T.S Eliot's Choruses from “The Rock” at the CLU Exercises.