"Is there a good to give our lives to that is greater than the evil that denies life?" We publish a reflection on the recent terrorist attacks in Madrid, London and Paris.
Stories - 2015
In light of the upcoming Holy Year of Mercy, Joshua Stancil shares his encounter with "God's revolutionary tenderness" in a short interview.
Fr. Carrón visits the city of Bologna, Italy, to discuss his latest book, "Disarming Beauty."
Maurizio Maniscalco (known to everyone as “Riro”) is President and co-founder of the NY Encounter, a 3 day cultural event in the heart of City. He sits down with TracesOnline for 5 questions to kickoff our weeklong coverage of this years NY Encounter.
The following is the question and answer session following Fr. Carrón’s remarks at the University of Notre Dame, 21 November, 2015.
The 16th annual gathering was entitled For Freedom Set Free. Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Custos of the Holy Land was among the invited speakers and addressed the timely topic “Christians in the Middle East: What future, what hope?”
A day in the suburbs of London with Fr. Jose "Pepe" Claveria to see how in this ultra secularized society faith can once again be credible (and attractive) even for “pagans.”
We publish Fr. Ibrahim Alsabagh's letter on the terrorist attack at the Church of St. Francis, Aleppo.
Watch the inauguration of the exhibit on the life and works of Fr. Giussani, presented by Giuseppe Zaffaroni, at the Pontifical Catholic University in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Nephew of the Kennedys and Chairman of the Special Olympics, Timothy Shriver tells us about himself and his first time at the Meeting.
In Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory, the supposed last priest in the province is executed. Like Greene's characters, we live as if Christianity were on the brink of extinction when, in fact, it regenerates life in different corners of the world.
"The miracle wasn’t the tears, but the judgment from the people of Jerusalem." Terence Berden recounts the screening of his first film, "Full of Grace," in the Christian ghetto of Bethlehem.
"What is the purpose for which this is happening to me?” This was the question that accompanied German Velutini, a banker from Caracas, during the period from his kidnapping to his liberation.
Here a high school student witnesses to the mercy of God and the positivity of reality in her conviction that even those in ISIS have the same heart as everyone else.
From his questions as a boy to his intuition seeing the video of “Recognizing Christ,” all the way to the “call” received today. The witness of Davide Prosperi, Vice President of the Fraternity of CL, at the GS Easter Triduum.
On April 25, over 150 people gathered to celebrate the Crossroads Cultural Center's 10th Anniversary, as well as the late Msgr. Albacete who passed away last year. The occasion was also an announcement of the inaugural "Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete Lecture."
At Saint Peter’s Square was Rowan Williams, the former Anglican Primate of England. He was there out of friendship, and because “it is the moment of encounter.”
People of all ages and homelands reflect on the Pope’s proposal, starting with what happened in front of them.
"No disciple of Msgr. Giussani would forget that a deeper part of the struggle is for meaning, purpose and spiritual beauty." Bishop Robert Barron reflects on Msgr. Luigi Giussani's influence on His Holiness Pope Francis.
"His work seems to express, not senseless figures, but the impenetrable depth of reality." A reflection on the 2015 New York Encounter exhibit, "The Light of the Resurrection on the Peripheries of the World."
Through a developed friendship with her medical oncologist, Carla rediscovers meaning and gusto in her life to the point of being able to affirm, "this cancer saved my life."