Current Events - 2018

Carrón: "The Surprise of Christmas: Victory over Fear"

Current EventsJulián Carrón

"God’s audacious initiative to Mary also reaches us this Christmas, renewing the announcement of a radical newness." Fr. Julián Carrón's article published in the "Corriere della Sera" on December 23.

"Adoration of the Magi" by Elio and Giovanni Gagini.

Christmas 2018: The Poster

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Elia and Giovanni Gagini's 1457 bas-relief "Adoration of the Magi" is the image that accompanies words by Pope Francis and Father Giussani for this year's Christmas poster.

The London Encounter 2018 took place on 3 November (Photo: Anna Arigossi/ICONphotos)

London: When God’s “Warning Light” Goes On

Current EventsGiuseppe Pezzini

From David Jones, the poet of the Great War, to Metropolitan Antonij, and ending with “the Grand Inquisitor.” The London Encounter put the spotlight on the paradox of freedom, and on the reason that man can find freedom even in front of death.

The volunteers of the London Encounter. (Photo: Anna Arigossi/ICONphotos)
Fr. Julián Carrón in Nairobi.

Kenya: “A Moment of Beauty” that Captivates Us

Current EventsPaolo Perego

We are in Nairobi for Communion and Liberation’s Assembly of Leaders with Julián Carrón. The testimonies come from Burundi, Ivory Coast, South Africa … “This is the origin, the beginning, where we find the answer to our need.”

In this Issue of "Traces"

Current EventsDino D'Agata

An overview and a short reflection on the contents of the November 2018 issue of Traces, "Made to Know."

Fr. Medina (left) and Dr. Schindler. Photo by Danny Shum

Freedom from Reality?

Current EventsAnnemarie Bacich

On October 27 in the heart of Manhattan, Crossroad's annual Albacete Lecture on Faith and Culture took place. Its lecturer, Dr. D.C. Schindler, spoke of freedom in the classical tradition and its "metamorphosis since the advent of modernity."

Fr. Julián Carrón

Church and Society: Facing the Same Crossroads

Current EventsJulián Carrón

“The values that sustained our ability to build together have grown weak. The Church and society have the same problem.” We publish an article by Fr. Julián Carrón published on the Spanish newspaper ABC on October 13, 2018.

Fr. Julián Carrón (left) and Favio Chávez

Paraguay: What Reawakens the Heart?

Current EventsSergio Noe and Gustavo Olmedo

The Spanish edition of "Disarming Beauty" was presented in Asunción by Father Carrón with Estela Ruíz Díaz and Favio Chávez. It was an intense dialogue, with many questions and no shortcuts.

(L-R) Carrón, Favio Chávez, Estela Ruíz Díaz, and Luca Cernuzzi
The hike in the Dolomites

Corvara: That Which Stands the Test of Time

Current EventsLuca Fiore

Over 200 people gathered for the International Assembly of Leaders of CL. We heard stories from Venezuela and Uganda, and the voice of Giussani from a lesson in 1968. All of this helped us rediscover how faith can change the life of everyone.

A moment from the assembly
Al Issa (left) and Farouq

Meeting 2018: Bridges and the Friend

Current EventsAlessandra Stoppa

The Secretary General of the Muslim World League attended the Meeting for the first time for a talk on inter-religious dialogue. Other highlights included a conversation on the EU, the Christians in Qaraqosh, and outer space with Roberto Battiston.

The talk on the reconstruction of Iraq
Cardinal Angelo Scola

Meeting 2018: “How Can We Change the World?”

Current EventsAlessandra Stoppa

Changing the world was at the heart of a question posed by a student yesterday, as well as the desire of the youth in ’68. Freedom was the core of many dialogues: Weiler, Cassese, Fr. Clavería, Pilar Vigil, and Cardinal Scola.

The ''Enjoy the Game'' exhibit
The Exoplanet Area

Meeting 2018: The Eye of Glass and Happiness

Current EventsPaolo Perego

On August 21, the Meeting saw the freedom of Jean Valjean, of the sixteen-year-old writer Veronica, and of Paola Cigarini, a journey through the stars, and a look at education.

Davide Prosperi (left) and Luca Doninelli
The talk on Job with (L-R) Maggioni, Melazzini, Carrón, and Natoli

Meeting 2018: The Cry, the Autograph, and the Dew

Current EventsAlessandra Stoppa

The second day of the Meeting featured politics, the life of Bergoglio, an overview of today’s Church, and a dialogue on Job between Natoli, Carrón, and Melazzini.

Cardinal Tagle at the Meeting
Mass celebrated by Msgr. Lambiasi. Roberto Masi/Icon Photo

Meeting 2018: The True Revolution

Current EventsLuca Fiore

The first day of the Rimini Meeting included a moment of silence for Genova, witnesses of charity, and a show at the Tiberian Bridge. Recurring in the exhibits were this year’s great themes.

Archbishop Pierre at the 2018 Meeting
Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States

Archbishop Pierre on the Meeting's Theme

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We publish the full text of Archbishop Christophe Pierre's talk at the 2018 Rimini Meeting on the theme, “The forces that move history are the same that make man happy.”

Volunteers at the Pre-Meeting

Meeting 2018: Men and History

Current EventsPaolo Perego

This morning saw the kick-off the 2018 edition of the Rimini Meeting, the annual week-long cultural festival in Rimini, Italy. Here is an overview of what’s in store.

Sandro Ricci with the ''keys to the building site''
Pope Francis. Via Flickr

Meeting 2018: Pope Francis' Message

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"Christians cannot give up their dream that the world will change for the better, because it is a reasonable one. This certainty is rooted in the deep conviction that Christ is the beginning of the new world."