Current Events - 2019

(L-R) Sapenoff, O'Malley, and Zucchi. Photo by Danny Shum.

A Friend on the Road to the Mystery

Current EventsAnnemarie Bacich

In light of the publication of the new edition of "The Risk of Education," this year's annual Giussani Series on Faith and Modernity focused on Giussani's vision of Christian education. The panel featured John Zucchi and Timothy O'Malley.

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We Join the Pope in Prayer for Vincent Lambert

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After the passing of Vincent Lambert, His Holiness Pope Francis expressed his grief over Lambert's death and entrusted him to the hands of God. Read the full article on Vatican News.

Our Lady of Czestochowa

Czestochowa 2019: Fr. Carrón's Message

Current EventsJulián Carrón

In light of the upcoming pilgrimage to Czestochowa (August 3-14) we publish the words of Fr. Julián Carrón for the occasion.

A CL vacation in the 60s.

Vacations: The Time of Freedom

Current EventsLuigi Giussani

“Anticipation of vacation is evidence of the will to live; for just this reason it must not be ‘vacation’ from oneself. Then summer will not be an interruption or a postponement of taking life seriously.” (June 5, 1964)

"Sadness" by Albert Besnard. Via Wikimedia Commons.

Puerto Rico: On the young man who killed his mother

Current EventsGiuseppe Zaffaroni

Following the news of the murder of a young woman by her son, Giuseppe attempted to understand the root of his pain and the pain of others. From his work came a written judgement that reached hundreds of people and touched many hearts.

At the “And Who Do You Say I Am?” exhibit on display at Fu Jen University, Taipei.

A “Simple and Very Challenging” Claim Made in Taipei

Current EventsGabriele Saccani

The Chinese translation of the second of the three volumes of Fr. Giussani’s "Pathway" was presented in Taipei. In a society where Christ is barely known, the challenge to reason takes the stage: “Is that man really God?”

Julián Carrón

Carrón: "The 'Unbalanced' Power of Christianity"

Current EventsAndrea Monda

The societal crisis and the role of the Church. "Man needs to be embraced in the full 'density of his humanity.'" We publish an interview with Fr. Carrón from the Osservatore Romano.

© Alberto Ricci

The Political Value of an Experience

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As we await the June issue of Traces, we publish the Close-Up, a dialogue between Carrón and a group of Italian university students involved in student government.

New York Encounter: Crossing the Divide

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We announce the theme of the 2020 New York Encounter, "Crossing the Divide." The event will take place in Manhattan on February 14-16.

Julián Carrón

The Mystery of God Who Was a Baby

Current EventsJulián Carrón

In Fr. Giussani’s thought, everything revolves around Jesus’ incarnation. The Corriere della Sera published an excerpt from Carrón's preface to the recently released Giussani book, La verità nasce dalla carne.

Chris in Limbo raises the chosen ones (XV c.). Chapel of Saint Sebastien, Lanslevillard.

Fraternity Exercises 2019: Friday's Introduction

Current EventsJulián Carrón

We publish the text of Julián Carrón's introduction to the 2019 Fraternity Exercises titled"What Can Withstand the Test of Time." The full text of the exercises will be released alongside the June issue of Traces.

Carrón's Greeting to the GS Triduum

Current EventsJulián Carrón

We publish Fr. Julián Carrón's greeting to the high school students attending the GS Triduum retreat in Rimini, Italy.

Notre Dame spire on fire. Photo by LEVRIER Guillaume via Wikimedia Commons.

Notre Dame: We Were Made to Build Cathedrals

Current EventsLuca Doninelli

For one day, the world spoke of nothing besides a church. The sadness of people, not only the believers, revealed a strange nostalgia. It is a sign of something indelible.

The Assembly of Responsibles in Brazil. Photo by Jakeline Oliveira Cordeiro.

Latin America: “Awake, Heart!”

Current EventsAlessandra Stoppa

What can the method of Fr. Giussani bring to our lives? To this question speak the experiences of those living the charism in South and Central America. In Brazil, the first Equipe of college students and the Responsible's Assembly.

Food Banks: The Assembly with Carrón

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"What does it mean to you to become aware of your true need? What does this introduce into your life?" We publish the notes from the national assembly on the Food Banks.

"Christ and the Apostles." Detail from the frescoes with Episodes from the Life of Christ, Church of Santa Margherita (c. 13th century), Laggio di Cadore, Belluno, Italy.

Easter 2019: The Poster

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The artwork featured in this year's Easter poster portrays Christ and the apostles from the life of Christ frescoes in the Church of Santa Margherita, Belluno, Italy.

The 2019 CL Easter poster.