News - 2024

Takashi Paolo Nagai

Takashi and Midori's "flowering hillside"

Current EventsPaola Marenco and Gabriele Di Comite

Paris, Munich, Oxford, Madrid, Vienna, Tokyo, Santiago de Chile... An increasing number of meetings and exhibitions. The story of the two Japanese newlyweds has touched thousands of people. What is it about them that is so interesting to us today?

Aleksandr Solženicyn (Photo: Ansa/Archivio/Michael Estafiev/Drn)

What no power can take from us

Current EventsAdriano Dell'Asta

If life is totally given, even a person deprived of everything can never be a slave to any lie. The relevance of the lesson of Aleksandr Solženicyn quoted by Fr. Giussani in the eighth chapter of The Religious Sense.

(Photo: Unsplash/Colin Moldenhauer)

Vacations, the time of freedom

Current Events

“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.”

The anti-government youth demonstrations in Kenya (Ansa/Epa/Daniel Iringu)

Kenya: The uprisings and the good we seek

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

The protests of young people, the desire for freedom and justice, and the work on the eighth chapter of The Religious Sense. Some friends from Nairobi speak of what sustains them as their country descends into chaos.

Davide Prosperi and Pope Francis at the audience on October 15, 2022 for Fr. Giussani's centenary (Catholic Press Photo)

Prosperi: "Faith, a new gaze at the world"

Current EventsMarco Ascione

The life of the movement and key steps taken in recent years, including the relationship with politics and culture. The President of the Fraternity speaks in an interview with Corriere della Sera.

Davide Prosperi greets the Holy Father after a private audience (Vatican Media/Catholic Press Photo)

"Faithful to the charism, creative in the world"

Current Events

The letter from the President of the Fraternity of CL, Davide Prosperi, addressed to the entire movement after the private audience with the Holy Father on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

During the presentation (Photo: Fausto Ferioli)

Giussani-Niebuhr: Generative thought, authentic sonship

Current EventsMaurizio Crippa

The presentation of the book of Fr. Giussani’s doctoral thesis at the Catholic University in Milan. Speakers included the Archbishop of Milan, Mario Delpini, and rector emeritus, Lorenzo Ornaghi, among others.

Pope Francis at meeting with moderators of lay associations, movements and new communities. Rome, June 13, 2024 (Photo: Fraternity CL)

The Pope to movements: "be for the Church"

Current EventsPope Francis

"Thinking as God thinks, overcoming exclusiveness, and cultivating humility." Francis spoke at the meeting of the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life with moderators of lay associations, ecclesial movements and new communities.

The GS vacation of the Luigi Giussani High School

GS Uganda: With eyes wide open to beauty

Current Events

An account of the vacation of the young people from the Luigi GiussanI High School in Kampala on Lake Bunyonyi in the south of the country. Unexpected events, games, breath-taking scenery... And “a prince's wedding” lunch.

Oxford Convergence 2024

A unity to live and share: Oxford Convergence 2024

Current EventsGiuseppe Pezzini and Maria Ubiali

A two-day cultural event in Oxford to address the question: “Can we live without fear today?” Meetings on the most pressing challenges of our time, to rediscover that we all have a responsibility to assume, and have the freedom to change history.

Photo: Unsplash/Bernd Dittrich

To not get used to the bombs

Current Events

A teacher, a student “wounded” by the war in Ukraine, and an Oscar-winning film that is like a “punch in the stomach,” but also an invitation to rediscover the Pope's call for peace.

(Photo: Macerata-Loreto Pilgrimage)

Macerata-Loreto: “What the world considers simply madness"

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

The message of Davide Prosperi, President of the Fraternity of CL, on the occasion of the 46th overnight pilgrimage between the two cities in the Marche region in Italy, which will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2024.

One of the two exhibitions at Forum Paris

The bridges of Paris

Current EventsMartino Borello and Marta Montemerlo

The first edition of the Forum Paris, a ‘meeting’ that was born from the spark of the “prophecy for peace”, to the surprise of the Pope's greeting for the event. Art, dialogues on current events, and the desire to encounter everyone.

Enzo Piccinini with Fr. Giussani (Photo: © Fraternità di CL)

"I took you as Mine"

Current EventsPier Paolo Bellini

On the 25th anniversary of Enzo Piccinini's death, one of the editors of a new book on his life introduces us to the heart of Enzo's life: friendship with Christ as the path towards the pinnacle of humanity. From May Tracce.

Fr. Luigi Giussani (Fraternità CL)

"My Niebuhr"

Current EventsElisa Buzzi*

Fr. Giussani's doctoral thesis dedicated to the American theologian. An opportunity to empathize with his vibrant ecumenical passion, and with that "Christian realism" that marked his thought. From the May issue of Tracce.

Pope Francis issues the Bull of Indiction for the Ordinary Jubilee of 2025. St. Peter's Basilica, May 9, 2024 (Photo: Riccardo Antimiani/Ansa)

Hope does not disappoint

Current EventsPope Francis

On May 9, in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis proclaimed the Ordinary Jubilee of 2025 with the Bull "Spes non confundit".

Monsignor Mario Delpini signs the documents for the opening of the Testimonial Phase. On his right, Monsignor Ennio Apeciti (Photo: Pino Franchino/Fraternity CL)

Fr. Giussani: The fascination of the charism

Current EventsMario Delpini*

The opening of the testimonial phase of the Cause of Beatification of the founder of CL. The words of the Archbishop of Milan, Monsignor Mario Delpini, and the greeting of Davide Prosperi. Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio, May 9, 2024.

Waiting for a show during the Colonia Urbana in Puente Alto

Santiago: Defending the indefensible

Current EventsLorenzo Locatelli

To discover that Christ wants us to be happy, two weeks of adventures for 250 children and 80 animators: a priest from the Fraternity of St. Charles gives an account of the Puente Alto Colonia Urbana.