Current Events - 2018 - Page 2

Carrón to CL's Young People: "We go to Rome as Beggars"

Current EventsJulián Carrón

On August 11-12, 2018, Pope Francis will meet with Italy's young people to pray for the upcoming Synod. Fr. Julián Carrón wrote to the 740 CL students who will participate in a five-day pilgrimage in preparation for this meeting.

An assembly at the National Diaconia. Photo by Vitaly Kuzmin

Christianity as an Event in Ten Witnesses

Current EventsAndrew Hamm

We publish an overview of the ten witnesses at the National Diaconia ranging from reactions to the work on "Disarming Beauty" to personal struggles within one's community.

Belmont Abbey College's welcome sign for the National Diaconia.

Taking a Risk and Engaging with Life: the US National Diaconia

Current EventsLetizia Mariani

On June 15-17, seventy-five people from all over the United States gathered in North Carolina for the National Diaconia. Those days together encompassed witnesses, conversations with Giorgio Vittadini, a visit from theologian Stanley Hauerwas, and more.

CL Vacations: Suggestions and Proposals

Current Events

The community vacations are always a key aspect of the movement's proposal. For this reason, we offer some suggestions to help each other live this moment well.

Macerata-Loreto 2018: Carrón's Message

Current EventsJulián Carrón

“Let us seek with the desire to find, and find with the desire to seek still more.” A message from the president of the Fraternity of CL for the 40th annual pilgrimage.

The homepage

Scritti Giussani: The Renovated Website

Current Events

The online archive housing texts by Fr. Giussani underwent renovations to better serve those who may wish to use it. Changes include graphic design updates and new and improved browsing tools.

The cast of "The Adventures of Pinocchio"

Paraguay: Learning to live in a changing country

Current EventsPatrizia Sabatino

Three days of lessons in Asunción for a conference on education open to students, parents, and educators. The conference saw constant dialogue on the meaning of education and the roles of school and family.

Julián Carrón and Rowan Williams

Cambridge: "Disarming Beauty" Presented on Rowan Williams’ Home Ground

Current EventsGiuseppe Pezzini

“The real issue is to learn to be creatures.” Magdalene College hosted a dialogue between Julián Carrón and the great theologian and former leader of the Anglican Church. They discussed topics ranging from education to the role of Christians in society.

Photo by Stefania Malapelle

Charitable Work: What Makes Life Flourish

Current Events

Notes from a conversation with a group of university students who take part in “charitable work,” a gesture that educates them to discover themselves and reality (Milan, March 12, 2018).

Welcome to our new Website!

Current Events

We redesigned it to make it more efficient, to better serve the educational path of the Movement, and to share the beauty of our faith with everyone. Here is what you will find on

Alfie Evans. Photo by Marco Verch via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Alfie and the measure of life

Current Events

They took him off the ventilator and he kept breathing, turning the tables in the legal battle between the hospital and his family, but most importantly, placing us all before inevitable questions.

The CLU vacation in Uganda.

"I was born that day"

Current EventsIgnacio Carbajosa

Stories told by students, the death of a young father and his wife’s witness, and the Muslim women who encountered Christianity... Perspectives from a Spanish priest after visiting Kampala and spending time with college students in Kenya.

The Unique Voice of the Ideal by Julián Carrón

Synod on Young People: "The Unique Voice of the Ideal"

Current EventsJulián Carrón

A collection of texts dedicated to students by Father Julián Carrón will be presented in Italian bookstores. They are a tool to be used to prepare for the Synod this Fall. We publish Carrón’s introduction to the book.

The Way of the Cross over the Brooklyn Bridge. Photo by Giulietta Riboldi

Unity at the Crossroads

Current EventsStephen Adubato

"We were truly a people. The cries of our hearts sang in unison. And the direction of our gaze was transfixed by the ultimate sign of contradiction: the Cross." A reflection on the 2018 Way of the Cross over the Brooklyn Bridge.

Professor Joel Flores

Encuentro Mexico: Witnesses of a Good Destiny

Current EventsLourdes Caudillo

Among the dialogues and encounters with people of culture, managers, and people committed at different levels of society was the discovery “that good enters the world starting from the freedom of each person.”

Disarming Beauty: Essays on Faith, Truth and Freedom

Disarming Beauty a 2017 Indie Finalist

Current Events

Fr. Julián Carrón's "Disarming Beauty" was selected as a 2017 Foreword Reviews Indies Award Finalist in the Religion category.