News - 2024

(Photo: Fondazione Maddalena Grassi)

The care for life: Without armor

Current EventsPaola Ronconi

In the April issue of Traces, Fr. Vincent Nagle, chaplain of the Maddalena Grassi Foundation, shares what he has discovered while accompanying sick patients.

Claude Monet, “Impression. Soleil Levant", 1872

Impressionists: The "gang" that captures the moment

CultureGiuseppe Frangi

The artistic movement of Manet, Monet, Cézanne and Renoir turns 150 years old. From the exhibition on the Boulevard de Capucines in Paris to painting gatherings "en plein air" in Argenteuil. A brief history of a revolution made up of awe and color.

Vincent Van Gogh, 'The Good Samaritan', 1890 (detail)

Accompanying life, always

ChurchAlberto Frigerio

A document of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith addresses the care of people in the critical and terminal phases of their life. A journey through the Letter 'Samaritanus bonus’.

"Dignitas infinita" (Catholic Press Photo)

Human dignity according to the church

ChurchAndrea Tornielli

The document of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith 'Dignitas infinita' has been presented. The fruit of a long work that unites the main themes of the pontifical magisterium and bioethics.

The GS Way of the Cross during the Triduum in Rimini (Giacomo Bellavista/Fraternity CL)

"The promise that awaits us"

SchoolBernardo Cedone

A young teacher recounts what he saw happening at the Easter Triduum of Gioventù Studentesca in Rimini.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin (Ansa/Alessandro Di Meo)

Parolin: "Educating, an act of hope"

ChurchPaolo Perego

The Church's educational task, the heart of man and the 'architecture of peace'. A speech by the Vatican's Cardinal Secretary of State, who took up Fr. Giussani's pedagogical intuition.

Christian Wiman (Photo: New York Encounter)

A consciousness awake to reality

ChurchHannah Keegan

The poet Christian Wiman opened the New York Encounter highlighting this year’s theme. The following morning we sat down for a conversation with him.

Fr. Giussani with Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes (Nicola Costanzi/Fraternity CL)

Cordes' death. Prosperi: "Grateful for his paternity"

Church

Davide Prosperi's message to the movement of Communion and Liberation on the death of Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes, signatory of the decree of Pontifical recognition of the Fraternity and of the Memores Domini Association.

Erik Varden (Photo: Lupe de la Vallina)

Erik Varden: Broadening desire

ChurchAnna Leonardi

In the March issue of Tracce, the Norwegian bishop speaks about the search for love in today's world. The key to living it. And why Mary Magdalene would be “an excellent patron saint for the twenty-first century.”

Duccio di Buoninsegna (1260 ca.-1318), Maestà, cymantium: ''The Appearance of Christ behind closed doors'' (detail)

He stood among his own

CultureAlessandro Rovetta

Jesus bursts into the closed room overcoming the apostles' fear: this is how Duccio di Buoninsegna depicts the Risen One. From the "Maestà" of Siena Cathedral, the image on the CL Easter poster.

Cardinal Zuppi during the Mass for Fr. Giussani in Bologna

Fr. Giussani: Anniversary homilies

Church

Over 200 celebrations around the world to mark the 19th anniversary of the death of the founder of CL and the 42nd anniversary of the pontifical recognition of the Fraternity of CL. Here are some excerpts from several of the homilies.

Pope Francis at the audience for Fr. Giussani's centenary on October 15, 2022 (Roberto Masi/Fraternity CL)

The Pope's letter: The path to follow

Church

Notes from the Communion and Liberation leaders’ meeting with Davide Prosperi and Francesco Cassese on Pope Francis’ letter to the whole movement. Milan and via video connection from Italy and around the world, February 20, 2024

Amets Arzallus Antia (NY Encounter)

"In my book, the pain I encountered"

CultureTommaso Baronio

The Pope had recommended his book Little Brother, dedicated to the drama of migrants. Amets Arzallus Antia was among the speakers at the recent New York Encounter. We interviewed him.

Monsignor Pavlo Goncharyk (Andrzej Lange/Epa/Ansa)

Ukraine: "called to remain men"

ChurchLuca Fiore

The two years of war recounted in the March issue of Tracce by the Bishop of Kharkiv, Pavlo Goncharyk: "Within the incomprehensible suffering we are experiencing, it is our relationship with God that allows us to be here for others and with other

The image from the Easter poster 2024. Duccio di Buoninsegna (1260 ca.-1318), Maestà, cymantium: "The Appearance of Christ behind closed doors". Museo dell’Opera Metropolitana, Siena, Italy Photo: Opera Metropolitana Siena/Scala, Florence

Easter 2024. The CL poster

Current Events

This year, the words of Pope Francis and Fr. Giussani are accompanied by Duccio di Buoninsegna's "The Appearance of Christ behind closed doors".

Archbishop Mario Delpini at the Mass for Father Giussani. Milan Cathedral, 26 February 2024 (Pino Franchino/Archive CL)

Milan: "A sign of God's faithfulness”

ChurchMario Delpini

The Mass for the 19th anniversary of Fr. Giussani’s death and the 42nd anniversary of the pontifical recognition of the Fraternity of CL, celebrated in Milan’s Cathedral by Archbishop Mario Delpini. Here is his homily and Davide Prosperi’s greeting.

Alexej Navalny (Mitya Aleshkovsky/Wikimedia Commons)

Navalny: a rose is forever

Current EventsGiovanna Parravicini

What happened in Russia on February 16 reopened a wound that we were getting used to. And it reminded everyone again that “nothing exists without freedom.” After the death of the opposition leader, here is the provocation that his life represents.