Current Events - 2024

(Photo: Fondazione Maddalena Grassi)

The care for life: Without armor

Current EventsPaola Ronconi

In the April issue of Traces, Fr. Vincent Nagle, chaplain of the Maddalena Grassi Foundation, shares what he has discovered while accompanying sick patients.

"Dignitas infinita" (Catholic Press Photo)

Human dignity according to the church

Current EventsAndrea Tornielli

The document of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith 'Dignitas infinita' has been presented. The fruit of a long work that unites the main themes of the pontifical magisterium and bioethics.

St Ursula’s Convent, Fremantle (Sr Lynn Chua)

“An Encounter to open us to our deepest desires”

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At a Mass for the anniversary of Fr Giussani, Fr Mark Baumgarten preached on our desire for God. As contemporary culture demands more and more instant gratification, we can get in touch with our true selves through the event of an encounter.

Christian Wiman (Photo: New York Encounter)

A consciousness awake to reality

Current EventsHannah Keegan

The poet Christian Wiman opened the New York Encounter highlighting this year’s theme. The following morning we sat down for a conversation with him.

Erik Varden (Photo: Lupe de la Vallina)

Erik Varden: Broadening desire

Current EventsAnna Leonardi

In the March issue of Tracce, the Norwegian bishop speaks about the search for love in today's world. The key to living it. And why Mary Magdalene would be “an excellent patron saint for the twenty-first century.”

Duccio di Buoninsegna (1260 ca.-1318), Maestà, cymantium: ''The Appearance of Christ behind closed doors'' (detail)

He stood among his own

Current EventsAlessandro Rovetta

Jesus bursts into the closed room overcoming the apostles' fear: this is how Duccio di Buoninsegna depicts the Risen One. From the "Maestà" of Siena Cathedral, the image on the CL Easter poster.

The image from the Easter poster 2024. Duccio di Buoninsegna (1260 ca.-1318), Maestà, cymantium: "The Appearance of Christ behind closed doors". Museo dell’Opera Metropolitana, Siena, Italy Photo: Opera Metropolitana Siena/Scala, Florence

Easter 2024. The CL poster

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This year, the words of Pope Francis and Fr. Giussani are accompanied by Duccio di Buoninsegna's "The Appearance of Christ behind closed doors".

Archbishop Mario Delpini at the Mass for Father Giussani. Milan Cathedral, 26 February 2024 (Pino Franchino/Archive CL)

Milan: "A sign of God's faithfulness”

Current EventsMario Delpini

The Mass for the 19th anniversary of Fr. Giussani’s death and the 42nd anniversary of the pontifical recognition of the Fraternity of CL, celebrated in Milan’s Cathedral by Archbishop Mario Delpini. Here is his homily and Davide Prosperi’s greeting.

St. Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne (photo B. O'Donnell)

MELBOURNE:"The Blessing of an infinite Love"

Current EventsCecilia and Raffaella

An aggressive and rare cancer struck Laura and she fought for her life for 6 years. The memorial held in Melbourne this past September to commemorate her life became a testament that touched the hearts of communities across Australia.

Alexej Navalny (Mitya Aleshkovsky/Wikimedia Commons)

Navalny: a rose is forever

Current EventsGiovanna Parravicini

What happened in Russia on February 16 reopened a wound that we were getting used to. And it reminded everyone again that “nothing exists without freedom.” After the death of the opposition leader, here is the provocation that his life represents.

The CL holiday in Las Trancas (Chile)

Chile: "That gift that we are already living"

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The CL community vacation at the foot of the Chillán volcano: hikes, testimonies, and listening to Russian and local songs. With the evidence "of a Presence that is already happening in our lives.”

Fr. Luigi Giussani (Sergio Assandri/Archivio Fraternità CL)

"Christianity as an Event Today"

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On the 19th anniversary of his death, the full version of the unpublished text from the February issue of Traces: notes from a lesson given by Fr. Luigi Giussani in 1992.

Miguel Benasayag (© Isabella De Maddalena/ Portfolio)

The machine of the world

Current EventsStefano Filippi

Technological developments that revolutionize everyday reality: What becomes of the human after having delegated many functions to the computer? In February Traces, Miguel Benasayag, psychoanalyst and neurophysiologist, provides answers.

"Behold, I make all things new"

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The Spiritual Exercises of the University Students of Communion and Liberation (CLU) were held in Rimini from 8 to 10 December 2023, with the theme "Behold, I make all things new" (Rev 21:5). The lessons were delivered by Fr. Francesco Ferrari.

A process of gazing

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From November 23 to 26 2023, the second gathering of a group of young people from the movement took place in Assisi. Over four hundred people, from Italy and abroad, shared moments of intense discussion and experienced moments of conviviality.

One of the recent editions of the New York Encounter (Photo: NY Encounter)

Artificial Intelligence and the sleeping soul

Current EventsLuca Fiore

The New York Encounter 2024 kicks off on Friday, February 16. Among the protagonists at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan is an exhibition dedicated to AI. Curator Davide Bolchini explains what it touches upon and how it came about.