US, UK and More - 2016

Omaha, Nebraska. Wikimedia Commons

A Doubleheader in Nebraska

US, UK and MoreAnna Leonardi

The Omaha CL community the day after the elections. Including the vote on the death penalty. “Why do we always defend life?”

The Scream by Edvard Munch

Trump, Vincenzina and the Forgotten Heart

US, UK and MoreGiorgio Vittadini

Ten days after the United States presidential election, the main question remains, why have the “forgotten men” voted for Donald Trump? A reflection by Giorgio Vittadini.

Donald J. Trump at Marriott Marquis, 2016. Photo by Michael Vadon / CC BY-SA 4.0
Frank Simmonds

Frank, Future Leader

US, UK and MoreGiorgio Vittadini

"Frank represents an authentically new world, where the desire for happiness and the strength of faith are victorious." On the first anniversary of Frank Simmonds' death, we re-publish Giorgio Vittadini's Il Sussidiario article in his memory.

United States flag. CC0 Public Domain

Protagonists or Nothing Else: 2016 Election

US, UK and MoreCL Puerto Rico

"These times are a huge opportunity for all those who, regardless of party lines, wish to roll up their sleeves and work for the common good." Flyer on the 2016 presidential elections by the Communion and Liberation Community in Puerto Rico, USA.

Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete

Lorenzo the Magnificent

US, UK and MoreGiorgio Vittadini

On the occasion of the upcoming US presidential elections, Giorgio Vittadini reminisced about the late Lorenzo Albacete and his experience with American spirituality and cultural life.

 The Montréal GS Community during a hike at the summer vacation. Traces

Following Something Alive

US, UK and MoreAnna Leonardi

For some of them it was something normal, like going to school. For others it was something they had never heard of before. Here the stories of the GS communities in Montréal and in London who are discovering what moves their life and causes it to flower.

Woman in her home

Nigeria: Beauty in Lagos

US, UK and MoreLuca Fiori

A slice of life from the Nigerian megalopolis, where a bored group of young Christians rediscovered the faith.

Woman with her child
Friends in Yokohama, Japan. CC0 Public Domain

Protagonists of Our Own History

US, UK and MoreCL USA

"Our country was founded on the premise that hard work and personal initiative would grant us the fruits of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Today, that promise seems to escape us." A reflection on the socio-political state of the US by CL USA.

Highway in the mountains. Photo CC0 License

He Who Directs the Road

US, UK and MoreAlessandra Stoppa

Mothers and fathers, missionaries, teenagers and seasoned professionals from twelve countries across the continent gathered in Nairobi for the Assembly of CL leaders.

Bob Dylan at Massey Hall, Toronto, 1980 Photo by Jean-Luc Ourlin via Wikimedia Commons

IS BOB DYLAN A RELIGIOUS MYSTIC?

US, UK and MoreJason Blakely

On the occasion of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan's 75th birthday, Jason Blakely closely examined Dylan's poetic influences, his detachment from political movements and his search for religious transcendence.

Bob Dylan (left) and Beat poet Allen Ginsberg. Photo by Elsa Dorfman via Wikimedia Commons
The first electric chair. Via Wikimedia Commons

He First Loved Me

US, UK and MoreSuzanne Tanzi

“The name of God is mercy. There are no situations we cannot get out of: we are not condemned to sink into quicksand.” Suzanne Tanzi shared her insights on the Catholic position in the face of the death penalty.

Pope John Paul II. Photo by Itto Ogami via Wikimedia Commons
Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, PCPA. Photo by By Juanpisazusa via Wikimedia Commons

The Spiritual Legacy of Mother Angelica

US, UK and MoreRobert Barron

On the death of Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, founder of EWTN, Bishop Robert Barron commemorated her in an article on her spiritual strength founded in Christ.

EWTN Logo by By Joe Copeland via Wikimedia Commons
Woman with newborn and healthcare provider at the maternity home

St. Kizito Clinic Opens A Maternity Home in Nigeria

US, UK and MoreBarbara Pepoli

Loving Gaze, Nigeria, announced the opening of a 24-hour maternity home St. Kizito Clinic, Jakande Housing Estate, Lekki, focused on professional and skilled care of women and newborns.

Room in the maternity home facility
Eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge. Photo by Frank Schulenburg / CC

What's Behind it All?

US, UK and MoreAlessandra Stoppa

Living the faith in San Francisco, where the most familiar evidences have crumbled and been buried and everything is immersed in a “natural religion.” A testimony from Francesco Boin, doctor and professor at the University of California.

San Francisco neighborhood. CC0 Public Domain
Jonathan Fields. Photo by Brenda Abdelmesih

Seven Original Compositions of the Psalms

US, UK and MoreBrittany Higdon

"The Psalms are a form of dialogue defined by God Himself for His relationship with the people He has chosen … The sweep of the Psalms tells this history with the power of poetic song.” A 2016 New York Encounter concert organized by Jonathan Fileds.

GHOSTLIGHT choral group directed by Evelyn Troesar DeGraf. Photo by Brenda Abdelmesih
A Blackhawk Helicopter. Wikimedia Commons

An Intensity I had never Seen Before

US, UK and More

She’s a Navy Lieutenant and a Black Hawk pilot. At the Encounter, she coordinated volunteers. Carie Boothe tells the story of how she encountered first, faith, and later, the Movement.

Thomas Jones. Photo by Felicia DiSalvo

The Adventure of Space Exploration

US, UK and MoreClaire Vouk

"This was completely a gift from God. Yes, an accomplishment, but also really humbling." Veteran astronaut Thomas Jones spoke about his adventures in space at the 2016 New York Encounter.

Thomas Jones (left) and Lindsay Blakely. Photo by Felicia DiSalvo
(L-R) Archbishop Amel Nona, Marta Zaknoun, Fr. Pier Battista Pizzaballa. Photo by Emily Marsolek

Your Love is Better Than Life: Christians
in the Middle East

US, UK and MoreMaura Kate Costello

Despite the rise of terrorism and Civil War in the Arab Spring, certainty and joy dominate local Christians. Archbishop Amel Nona and Fr. Pier Battista Pizzaballa shared stories of hope and freedom in the Middle East at the 2016 New York Encounter.

Audience at Your Love is Better Than Life. Photo by Emily Marsolek
(L-R) Andreas Widmer, Anujeet Sareen and Nancy Albin. Photo by Photo by Margherita Daho

Doing Business in Uncharted Waters

US, UK and MoreNathaniel Hurd

A discussion on entrepreneurship at the 2016 NY Encounter. The Panelists were Andreas Widmer and Nancy Albin with Anujeet Sareen as moderator.

(L-R) Widmer, Albin, Sareen and Maniscalco. Photo by Maria Ramos
Fr. José Medina. Photo by Margherita Daho

The Land of the Free

US, UK and MoreNathaniel Hurd

“We call this ‘the land of the free.’ Why do you think freedom is so important to us?” Fr. José Medina and Fr. Julián Carrón discuss freedom in the United States at the 2016 New York Encounter.

Fr. Julián Carrón. Photo by Margherita Daho