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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

The national pavilions in the Gardens of the Biennale during the 2018 architecture event (Ansa/Andrea Merola)

Venice: Francis’ 'attempt' at the Biennale

CultureLuca Fiore

'Making peace' and reconciling with the contemporary art world. A path that the Holy See took more than fifty years ago with Paul VI, and which will take Pope Francis to the Lagoon on April 26.

Fr. Luigi Giussani (Sergio Assandri/Archivio Fraternità CL)

"Christianity as an Event Today"

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On the 19th anniversary of his death, the full version of the unpublished text from the February issue of Traces: notes from a lesson given by Fr. Luigi Giussani in 1992.

Margaret Karram (Catholic Press Photo)

Karram: "The Pope's words on unity challenge us too"

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The President of the Focolare movement writes to Davide Prosperi on the anniversary of Fr. Giussani's death: "The Holy Spirit will know how to make us capable of bearing witness to Christ with the specific charism entrusted entrusted to us in the Church.”

Miguel Benasayag (© Isabella De Maddalena/opale.photo/Mondadori Portfolio)

The machine of the world

Current EventsStefano Filippi

Technological developments that revolutionize everyday reality: What becomes of the human after having delegated many functions to the computer? In February Traces, Miguel Benasayag, psychoanalyst and neurophysiologist, provides answers.

Fr. Giussani on the day of his first Mass in Desio, May 31, 1945 (Livia Giussani personal archive)

Fr. Giussani: Masses around the world

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Celebrations for the 19th anniversary of the death of the founder of Communion and Liberation and the 42nd anniversary of the pontifical recognition of the Fraternity

One of the last editions of the New York Encounter (Photo: NY Encounter)

Artificial Intelligence and the sleeping soul

Current EventsLuca Fiore

The New York Encounter 2024 kicks off on Friday, February 16. Among the protagonists at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan is an exhibition dedicated to AI. Curator Davide Bolchini explains what it touches upon and how it came about.

A little girl plays with a doll on the deck of the ship Vulcano (Photo: Alberto Reggiori)

"Me, a doctor, among the wounds of war"

Current EventsAlberto Reggiori

The testimony of Alberto Reggiori, a surgeon on a mission on the Italian ship Vulcano to provide aid to Palestinians fleeing the Gaza Strip.

Monsignor Filippo Santoro and Davide Prosperi with Pope Francis in a private audience on January 15, 2024 (Vatican Media/Catholic Press Photo)

The Pope to CL: "Preserve unity"

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After the audience with Davide Prosperi and Monsignor Filippo Santoro, Francis has sent a letter on the anniversary of Fr. Giussani's death and the 70th anniversary of the movement. Here are his words and the message from the President of the Fraternity.

Hong Kong (Unsplash/Spencer Chows)

A Catholic university for Hong Kong

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

The recognition of St. Francis, the first of its kind, by the Government of the autonomous territory of South East China. It is news that is "to be welcomed with cautious optimism", as Father Bernardo Cervellera, PIME missionary, explains.