Current Events - 2016

Donald Trump's victory speech on the night of the election. Wikimedia Commons

America and a Present Goodness

Current EventsJose Medina

What recourse is left to us to build a nation for all? A month after the election of the President an answer to the sense of powerlessness: “Freedom cannot be imposed but only offered freely.”

Pope Francis meets Barrack Obama. Wikimedia Commons

A Precious Gem

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One Year ago, Pope Francis' historic visit shattered many assumptions, including assumptions about faith and politics. Since then, what has changed? And what is at stake in the race between Hillary and Trump?

The Disciples Peter and John Running to the Tomb by Eugene Burnand via Wikimedia Commons

A Joy that Takes on Flesh

Current EventsLuca Fiore

He has spoken at the Meeting five times, and he will be in Rimini once again. ”It’s a relationship that becomes integrated with the work we do every day at Notre Dame.”

People socializing at the Rimini Meeting. Traces

The Surprise of a "You"

Current EventsLuca Fiore

Since 2012 he has been taking part in the Meeting, where he has discovered a place in which dialogue is “free from any rhetoric” and ideas become a “living reality.”

U.K. Out of Europe. Creative Commons CC0


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A few days after the Brexit decision, the CL community of prepared a judgment that points to a challenge: "Is the other good or not?"

One hundred people gathered for the assembly with Fr. Carron. Traces.

He Who Directs the Road

Current EventsAlessandra Stoppa

They’ve come from 12 countries around the continent, but the gathering in Nairobi, for the Assembly of CL leaders, is without ethnicity, race or age. Because where you find happiness, you also find “the source.”

Antique Map of Europe. Wikimedia Commons

Your Holiness, If You'll Permit Me To Respond...

Current EventsJoseph Weiler

Three long processes which began after the Second World War have led the “community of fate” to a crisis. An internationally renowned legal scholar, European by adoption, explains why.

Fr. Julián Carrón and Pope Francis

Fr. Carrón Has Private Audience with Pope Francis

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"I wanted to witness to the Pope our desire to follow him, to become ever more one with his gaze on men and women, and on the world." Fr. Julian Carrón met His Holiness Pope Francis in a private audience on April 14, 2016.

New York Encounter. Traces

Magnetic Attraction

Current EventsLuca Fiore

Three days of presentations, exhibits, and performances in the pursuit of answering man’s true question. We took part in a public event that is the crossroads for the life of CL in the United States to see what generates it and the effect it has.

A Young Man Working on the Monastery in Azeir. Traces

Flowers in Wartime

Current EventsPaola Bergamini

Gunshots out in the streets. Assistance to families. Contemplation and prayer in a tortured land, where the search for a glimmer of beauty seems . madness... It’s life at the Trappist Monastery of Azeir, Syria, built by Christians, Shiites, and Sunnis.