The priest who has long been leader of CL in Portugal died on June 3. Here follow the words of Davide Prosperi, President of the Fraternity, to our Portuguese friends:
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The message of Davide Prosperi, President of the Fraternity of CL, to Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, for his appointment as president of the Italian Bishops’ Conference.
The possibility of light in the dark night of humanity, the need for forgiveness, the Magdalene’s desire, and Pope Francis. From the May issue of Tracce, a dialogue with the Archbishop of the Mother of God in Moscow.
Six hundred adults and children from the Families for Hospitality Association met in St. Peter's Square in Rome, on May 18, for an Audience on the occasion of the Association's 40th anniversary.
Ten new saints were canonized in Rome on Sunday. "Our fellow travellers canonized today discovered an incomparable joy and they became brilliant reflections of the Lord of history." Pope Francis' homily.
His life was marked by the movement from emptiness to presence. His work on Tuareg language and poetry was permeated by wonder. What did the soon-to-be-canonized French missionary find in the "desert”?
"Let us pray for the leaders of nations, so that they might not lose the “pulse of the people” who want peace and who know well that weapons never achieve it, never." Pope Francis' words at the Regina Caeli.
War, the home and the self. This is a good time to re-read "Life and Fate" by Vasilij Grossman, who spent his youth in Berdyčiv, a Ukrainian city then part of the Russian Empire. Translated from the April issue of Tracce.
Ivanka is an illustrator in Canada, and is of Ukrainian descent. In the face of war, she chose to help her people by selling her work "to bring attention to the reality of hope" and that "evil doesn’t have the last word."
The Pope's thoughts for Mariupol, the "Mary's city," and all the Ukrainian people, during the Regina Caeli on Sunday, May 1.
“The search for truth within experience, without wanting to defend anything. For him, every encounter was a discovery.” In the April Tracce, the Archbishop of Bologna recounts what impressed him the first time he saw Fr. Giussani.
Francis' words to the 80,000 young people he met in St. Peter's Square. Rome, April 18, 2022.
At Sunday's Regina Coeli, Francis again made an appeal against war that "must stop, in obedience to the words of the Risen Lord, who on Easter Day repeats to his disciples: 'Peace be with you!'"
A new book brings together Pope Francis’ thoughts on peace, weapons and conflict in the world. We have translated an excerpt from his introduction.
On the tenth anniversary of the death of Don Giacomo Tantardini, priest, disciple and friend of Fr. Giussani, here is an account written by one of his former “young people”, published in L'Osservatore Romano.
"From Easter flows a river of reconciliation between men, Churches and peoples.” The contribution of Fr. Mauro-Giuseppe Lepori, Abbot General of the Cistercians (from ilsussidiario.net).
The Pope has been warning the world for years, but his words against war have almost been considered a nuisance lately. "Today, more than ever, we need the Risen Crucifix to hope for reconciliation."
"Christ took on himself our evil, sin and death. He took all of this upon himself. In this way he freed us. He paid for us." The Pope's General Audience.
Entrusting ourselves to Mary, the Pope's teaching, and our task in the face of the conflict in Ukraine. The letter of the Archbishop of Taranto from the newspaper "Avvenire".
The homily of Pope Francis during Mass on Palm Sunday.
The texts and prayers that Fr. Giussani always proposed as an aid to live the Easter period.