Church - 2024

A moment of celebration in the parish of Bad Godesberg (Photo: Fsc)

Bonn: re-proposing the faith today, beyond divisions

ChurchStefano Filippi

Listening and dialogue without giving up the proclamation of truth. This is how a community of priests from Fraternity of St. Charles is reviving the life of their parish in Bad Godesberg, in the middle of the Synodal Way of the German Church.

(Photo: Macerata-Loreto Pilgrimage)

Macerata-Loreto: “What the world considers simply madness"

ChurchDavide Prosperi

The message of Davide Prosperi, President of the Fraternity of CL, on the occasion of the 46th overnight pilgrimage between the two cities in the Marche region in Italy, which will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2024.

Monsignor Mario Delpini signs the documents for the opening of the Testimonial Phase. On his right, Monsignor Ennio Apeciti (Photo: Pino Franchino/Fraternity CL)

Fr. Giussani: The fascination of the charism

ChurchMario Delpini*

The opening of the testimonial phase of the Cause of Beatification of the founder of CL. The words of the Archbishop of Milan, Monsignor Mario Delpini, and the greeting of Davide Prosperi. Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio, May 9, 2024.

Pope Francis issues the Bull of Indiction for the Ordinary Jubilee of 2025. St. Peter's Basilica, May 9, 2024 (Photo: Riccardo Antimiani/Ansa)

Hope does not disappoint

ChurchPope Francis

Yesterday, May 9, in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis proclaimed the Ordinary Jubilee of 2025 with the Bull "Spes non confundit".

Monsignor Delpini's edict (Photo: Unsplash/Sofi)

Fr. Giussani, the edict of the Archbishop of Milan


In view of the first public session of the Testimonial Phase on May 9, we publish the text in which Monsignor Delpini invites those interested to provide documented and truthful news for the better understanding of the founder of CL.

The Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio in Milan (Ansa/Paolo Salmoirago)

Fr Giussani: Towards May 9


The opening of the Testimonial Phase for the Cause of Beatification of the founder of CL in the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio in Milan. Here is the information on how to participate.

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.

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"


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.”

Cardinal Zuppi during the Mass for Fr. Giussani in Bologna

Fr. Giussani: Anniversary homilies


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


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

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

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.