From France to Syria, from Mongolia to Nigeria, from Brazil to Benin to the Solomon Islands: the Te Deum of the Church for the past year
Stories - 2017
"We think we possess things forever. Instead, they are given to us." From November's Traces, we offer here the story of Mireille and Victorien, a married couple in Yaoundé, Cameroon, whose letter was quoted during the Beginning Day of CL.
In a country devastated by war, young men choose to follow Christ. Over the years, we have followed the story of a Bangui monastery turned refugee camp. Despite the ongoing conflict, something flourishes in the “periphery of the periphery of the world.”
American poet Paul Mariani visited a CL vacation and shared his passion for 20th and 21st century poets as well as some intimate questions.
A group of Millennials, reawakened by the words of Father Giussani, came from all over the United States for a gathering in the Catskill Mountains. And among them was a special friend, Father Julián Carrón.
We published the comment of Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, at the conclusion of the Convocation of Catholic Leaders, "The Joy of the Gospel in America," which was held in Orlando, Florida on July 4.
The story of the Tamras family: the night of the attack, the imprisonment, and the faith of three kids together with their father and grandfather while their mother negotiated with one of the militants.
"If we look at the Crucifix, we understand that even in suffering there is a meaning, despite the fact that we might not know it." Pope Francis met with middle school kids of the Knights in the Paul VI Hall, Vatican.
Studies at Bocconi, the first flight to the USA, and the discovery that "faith is enough to live as men." The story of Lorenzo Patelli, professor at the University of Denver, where life "begins again only through facts."
In memory of Msgr. Luigi Giussani, founder of Communion and Liberation, commemorating twelve years since his death.
"Certainty cannot be a weapon that shields us from dialogue." In light of the 2016 presidential election and the despair that followed, Stephen Adubato took a look at the nation's next steps.
"Reality as it is given in the present moment is the place in which the promise of eternity reveals itself." Marcie Stokman, founder of Well-Read Mom, and Dr. James Como spoke about "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis at the 2017 New York Encounter.
Recovering a friendly relationship with food and the experience of eating at the 2017 New York Encounter. A conversation with the Rev. Samuel Fontana, José Porro, Ginny Laracy and Karen Le Billon.
"Healing is about teaching people to love — themselves and others." Stories of reconciliation with life with Dan Jusino and Tommaso Bardelli at the 2017 New York Encounter.
The Rev. Tom Colucci, a firefighter during the horrors of September 11, 2001, gave a witness at the 2017 New York Encounter of that unforgettable day, the work that followed and the concrete signs of Christ throughout it all.
"What are we missing? Why do we often perceive reality as disappointing? What can help us reconcile with reality and engage life as it is?" The 2017 New York Encounter opened with music and a conversation with Richard Cabral and Fr. Vincent Nagle.
Monica Goodwin, Mila Villaceran and Anthony Lechich discuss the impact of the elder generations at the 2017 New York Encounter.
"Our faith must become a lived beauty through which others can encounter God’s incredible love." Fr. Julián Carrón discussed his new book "Disarming Beauty" with Joseph Weiler at the 2017 New York Encounter.
David Brooks and R. R. Reno discussed the question, “Are the American People Betraying Their Dream? Or Is the American Dream Betraying its People?" at the 2017 New York Encounter.
"The goal of Christianity is not to win an argument, but to be holy." Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Rev. Matt Malone and Claire Vouk conversed on the American saints' exhibit “The American Dream Come True” at the 2017 New York Encounter.
"The problem with man making himself dissimilar to God is that it also makes him dissimilar to himself." A conversation on the 2017 New York Encounter theme with Michael Waldstein, John Waters and Fr. José Medina.