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Current Events - 2020
An account of the birth of Communion and Liberation in the UK. Fruit of ‘chance’ encounters, or the whispering of Another?
All certainties shattered by the Covid crisis. An unexpected event, suddenly overcomes all nihilism. Davide describes his journey and the continuous recurrence of similar events - some more astonishing, others tiny, but equally important whispers.
Irene describes how through recent events the experience of a mysterious love has “flipped her heart from nothingness to a desire for life.” Partiality is no longer enough, and the desire for this loving embrace becomes more ardent.
A dialogue with the Dominican and biblical scholar Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, who grapples with the present starting from Julián Carrón's book. Charity, the death of a dear friend, and the most valuable lesson we can learn: “Always be grateful.”
This year, Fr. Giussani's words are accompanied by Jean-François Millet's "Winter Evening".
Despite being overwhelmed by the struggle of a million things to do, Maria describes how the period of lockdown has magnified the desires of her heart. “This is certainly not my ability but the fruit of Christ’s presence here and now.”
The US presidential elections, anti-racial protests, and an increasingly polarized country. What is the contribution of Christians today? A conversation with Stanley Hauerwas and John Zucchi to revisit Fr. Giussani’s "From Utopia to Presence."
A preview of the September issue of Traces. The full text of the dialogue between Bernhard Scholz, President of the Meeting, and the head of CL from this year's special edition of the Rimini Meeting.
Marta describes the significance the Rimini Meeting has for her and why she decided to sign up as an ambassador for this year’s special edition, all the way from Scotland.
This year's theme "poses a decisive challenge for Christians, who are called to witness the deep attractive force of the beauty of faith, «the attraction of Jesus»." The Pope's message to the Rimini Meeting.
Julián Carrón’s latest book, The radiance in your eyes – What saves us from nothingness?, is now available online. “An itinerary rooted in an experience and a history, and thus offers a contribution to the search and expectancy of everyone.”
"The fact we cannot make the pilgrimage to Czestochowa has not erased the irreducible need that inspires it." Summer proposal for high school and college graduates.
The health crisis has paralyzed his language school. An employee asks him, "How can you wake up in the morning not knowing if it is going to end well?" To answer, Mauro remembers the time when he and Margaret slept on a bench…
Hans speaks of his experience of lockdown, the closure of his school, and his unexpected discovery of the movement. The outcome? A book of reflections upon his experience as a headteacher.
In a presentation of the English translation of "Reawakening Our Humanity", the book's provocations were placed at the centre of a dialogue to better understand what questions have emerged in this period, and how they can be sustained.
Francis' role today, the Church's journey, and personal conversion in the context of our world in crisis. From June Traces, a (virtual) conversation between Latin America and the British journalist who is one of the foremost experts on Bergoglio.
The fragility of existence and the "bubble" in which we lived. Then, "an unforeseen and unforeseeable interruption of reality, wearing the face of the coronavirus." In this ebook, Carrón describes how this "dizzying time" offers us a great possibility.
On Saturday, March 21, the Central Diaconia of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation re-elected Carrón as President for a new term. Here is his letter.
All next CL events are suspended. But "nothing can keep us from proceeding on our journey to continue to increase our certainty. Therefore, I pose you the question I intended to use as preparation for the Exercises: “What saves us from nothingness?”
"It is a presence, not our strategies, our intelligence or our bravery, that propels and sustains each of our lives." The President of the Fraternity's letter to Corriere della Sera from 1 March.