Current Events - 2012

George Antone. Photo by Giovanni Zennaro

The Cross in Gaza

Current EventsAndrea Avveduto

For the Christians who live in the Strip, caught between Hamas’s rockets and the Israeli offensive, the Christmas season is a time of acceptance. The lives of four people are lived with the question: “Why?” and one certainty: “God is working.”

Breezy Point, NY. Photo by Ryan Courtade

The Solid Foundations of Breezy Point

Current EventsMattia Ferraresi

Sandy and the fire that followed destroyed everything for many families on the strip of land between Brooklyn and the ocean. But what won out among the people is gratitude, because things and people are still there, “even in the destruction.”

Damage after Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Ryan Courtade
Shinya Yamanaka

A Nobelist's Childlike Gaze

Current EventsAlessandra Stoppa

Here is the story of the Japanese Nobel laureate, Shinya Yamanaka, a man for whom reality is everything. This gave him a gaze to create “rejuvenating” human cells, through a journey marked by hard work and an embryo that reminded him of his daughters.

Mireille, Andrée and Victorien

You are Worth More than Ten Children

Current EventsAlessandra Stoppa

“The faith makes us fruitful, because it expands our hearts in hope and enables us to bear life-giving witness.” These are the Pope’s words in Porta Fidei. Here is a brief account of a “normal” life molded by the encounter with Christ.

Francesca Pedrazzini.

You See, I am Going to Heaven

Current EventsDavide Perillo

“The faith makes us fruitful, because it expands our hearts in hope and enables us to bear life-giving witness.” These are the Pope’s words in Porta Fidei. Here is a brief account of a “normal” life molded by the encounter with Christ.

Letter from Fr. Julian Carron

A Fact of Life

Current EventsJulián Carrón

This letter written by Julián Carrón after the Synod on New Evangelization reminds us that "If we follow with simplicity...then we will not miss out on the good that knocks at the door of our days, as Fr. Giussani always reminded us."

Father Luigi Giussani

A Prophetic Force

Current EventsJulián Carrón and Cardinal Angelo Scola

Seven years after Fr. Giussani's death, in Milan's Cathedral Fr. Carrón announced that he had presented to Cardinal Scola the request for the beatification of the founder of CL. Here follows the text of the Cardinal's homily and Julián Carrón's response.

January 2012 Traces Cover

Work that Changes YOU

Current EventsGiorgio Vittadini

What does the job market ask of us? Giorgio Vittadini, President of the Foundation for Subsidiarity, outlines a brief “handbook” to approach it as men, learning that one’s trade is “an encounter” and a path, as documented by several stories.

Fr. Julian Carron

A Hope that is Stronger than the Recession

Current EventsGiorgio Paolucci

In this interview with Fr. Julián Carrón that appeared in the Italian daily Avvenire he speaks about optimism, the pope, young people and Pope Benedict's Year of Faith.

We Have a Long Way to Go

Current EventsJulián Carrón

This is the letter that Julián Carrón, President of CL, submitted to la Repubblica. The letter was written to address the relationship between faith and power, after months of a relentless press campaign depicting CL as a power hungry political system.