At the Crossroads event on May 24, 2018, two women from different backgrounds shared their respective desire to serve the poor, and the real and sincere manifestation of that desire in their lives.
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Mikel Azurmendi, philosopher and anthropologist, offers a secular outlook that has, however, been forged by awareness of the most urgent markers of the time we live in: immigration, nationalism, Jihadism, and the value of religion in the public sphere.
Hikes, lessons, singing, and more at the 2018 CLU Vacation in Estes Park, Colorado.
Two hundred youth and children in the slum of Kibera work to prepare a choral performance on the Divine Comedy. It is the discovery of something that makes them feel like “flower buds springing up amidst refuse.”
Forty people spent a weekend together in Washington, DC, with a couple from Cometa. The theme of the gathering was hospitality.
What’s the story behind the song that touched everyone at the Spiritual Exercises? We asked the artist herself. Here is the story of “Be Still My Heart.”
One interview, three voices: Aisha, Hanifa, and Sara. They are the three Muslim women involved in Meeting Point who sell Traces magazine. “It makes me love Catholicism.” This is why.
Carie, Whitney and Alberto are just a few of those making up the unexpected CL community in Florida. We offer a journey to witness the origin and growth of a community no one planned.
“Jesus doesn’t separate the terrible things from the beautiful ones.” The story of a single mother in Nigeria and her journey from shame to an embrace.
The drama of the civil war in Syria has intensified in the last month, especially in the city of Ghouta, located 20 km from Damascus. Parish priest of Aleppo, Father Ibrahim Alsabagh, and other religious in the area talk about the situation.
More than 150 young people, aged 6 to 13, are taking after-school courses organised by the city’s Latin parish. For Fr Ibrahim, they are "the most fragile and need all kind of help”. Many of them are “difficult” cases.
Twenty years ago, members of the Romanian association FDP met children from an orphanage on the outskirts of Bucharest.Their friendship has continued to this day and even brought them to the Vatican. We offer their unpublished dialogue with Pope Francis.
According to the New York Times (and many other reviews), his latest book is one of the most notable of 2017. Pankaj Mishra offered his clear-eyed vision of today’s world and its globalized “disorder.”
"Films not only show the beauty of the world, they express our longings--those we often don’t face or can’t understand in our everyday lives." Filmmaker Deniz Demirer wraps up the 2018 New York Encounter with a journey through movie scenes.
"I didn’t speak their language, I didn’t talk about religion with them, I don’t look like them but something I did with my instrument made them cry." A witness at the 2018 New York Encounter by tabla maestro Sandeep Das on music inspiring connections.
Representatives of the three main monotheistic religions shared their views at the 2018 New York Encounter on the relationship between God’s involvement in human history and the discovery of one’s own identity.
"A religious odyssey and a journey." The life of Dorothy Day and its "impossible" unity at the 2018 New York Encounter with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Dr. Margaret Laracy and Tom Cornell.
A conversation at the 2018 New York Encounter examining the almost endless cycle of lack, desire and fulfillment in Terrence Malick's films. Participating were T.J. Berden, Joe Bowen and Patrick Tomassi.
A presentation of Alberto Savorana's "The Life of Luigi Giussani" at the 2018 New York Encounter through eyewitness accounts by the Rev. Pigi Bernareggi, Pier Alberto Bertazzi, Shodo Habukawa, Rose Busingye, Jonathan Fields and Margaret Stokman.
Three dramatic stories of relationships with fathers that irrevocably changed the lives of their children accompanied by newly composed music by Jonathan Fields and Chris Vath at the 2018 New York Encounter.
A commentary on the accessibility of "The Divine Comedy" by stay-at-home-mom Elizabeth Anderson, Ph.D., co-sponsored by the Well-Read Mom reading group at the 2018 New York Encounter.