Current Events - 2004

Kampala, Uganda. CC0

Not a Book… the Experience of a People

Current EventsVanessa Jullies Akello

“From its very beginning, the Movement has stressed education; the very charism of Giussani is a method of education." The fiftieth anniversary of the Movement was celebrated in Kampala with the presentation of "The Risk of Education."

''The Risk of Education'' by Luigi Giussani
SLM Combats. Wikimedia Commons

Darfur, Theater of War

Current EventsFilippo Ciantia

"As the Pope has repeatedly affirmed, dialogue and solidarity must prevail over war and violence." A look at the current conflict in Darfur.

Yosemite National Park. Via Wikimedia Commons

A Vacation Is Forever Living Is Belonging

Current EventsGiorgio Vittadini

About a hundred American university students vacationed in California’s Yosemite National Park. They experienced a bond stronger than any limit, and discovered a human reality that does not disappoint because it bears the meaning of everything.

Miami Cathedral of Saint Mary. Photo by Jirodrig via Wikimedia Commons

Miami: A Meeting of Cultures

Current EventsMarco Bardazzi

Living in Florida, Fr. Marino tells about his experience with the Hispanic world. Rather than a clash of cultures, he’s living an openness to all cultures.

Yaoundé, Cameroon. Wikimedia Commons

Bali, Pascal, Mirelle… A Daily Miracle

Current EventsAmbrogio Amati

February 13-14, 2004, in Yaoundé: fifty of us got together. “The step we have to take now is to begin seeing ourselves as fathers and mothers to each other.”

Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Photo by Eric R. Bechtold via Wikimedia Commons

GS Center. Students in New York.

Current EventsLouis J. Giovino

The New York community has inaugurated a center for GS youth, a place where the Christian proposal can be announced. Archbishop Migliore and Bishop Catanello were present.

Pope John Paul II. Via Flickr

The Message of the Pope

Current EventsAngelo Sodano

"The Holy Father is pleased to have been informed of the Good Friday Stations of the Cross taking place once more in New York. He sends greetings to all those taking part and assures them of his union in prayer." From the Vatican, March 29, 2004.

Wedding Rings. Photographer Jeff Belmonte via Wikimedia Commons

Marriage and Common Good

Current EventsLorenzo Albacete

Many issues and topics are likely to emerge during the US 2004 Presidential Election. Below, tackles the subject of marriage and family in light of this coming election.

Russian Icon of the Trinity. Wikimedia Commons

An Indestructible Unity

Current EventsIrene Sorensen

CL Fraternity friends recalled their long-standing friendship with a group of Orthodox friends. To celebrate the Fraternity Anniversary, they hosted the Russians for a memorable evening of fellowship.

Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley. Wikimedia Commons

Do What He Tells You

Current EventsSean Patrick O’Malley

We offer a few notes from the testimony of the Archbishop of Boston, Sean Patrick O’Malley, at the presentation of "Why the Church?" in Minnesota.

''Why the Church?'' by Luigi Giussani
Minneapolis, MN. Wikimedia Commons

The Discovery of a Different Humanity

Current EventsMaurizio Maniscalco

Four very intense days of lessons, witnesses, the presentation of "Why the Church?," and the projection of a video of Fr Giussani. A great challenge and a great promise.

'The Calling of St. Matthew' by Artist Caravaggio via Wikimedia Commons

Hope Is a Presence

Current EventsMichelle Riconscente

Society, study, work and family: these were the four themes dealt with in the testimonies accompanying the work of the American Diaconia.

'The Adoration of the Shepherds' by Artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo via Wikimedia Commons

The Stand at the Fair of Catholic Youth

Current EventsMike Eppler

Four days in Houston for a conference of youth from all over America. Days of meetings and testimonies of how the Movement happens along the most unexpected roads.

Crucifix. Wikimedia Commons

Freetown. The Carpenter, the Child Jesus, and Mary

Current EventsBepi Berton

The story of Mohamed, one of the 57,000 ex-combatants who are trying to rebuild their lives, his attachment to Fr Bepi, apprenticeship as carpenter and… an unexpected child.