News - 2023



Karina, a senior at Notre Dame, shares her experience of a summer trip with Wonder and the discoveries she made along the way.

A Look at the 2023 Oscars


Struck by two of the nominated films, Jonathan sees in both the theme of “discovering our eternal longing to recover our humanity.”

Easter 2023: The Videoposter

Current Events

The words of Pope Francis and Fr. Giussani accompany a canvas by Caspar David Friedrich this year, "Easter Morning".

Br. Angelus and Br. Maximilian with friends from Communion and Liberation

A Joyful Humanity


“Our lives have become translucent to something completely new” – Francis describes his family’s experience of celebrating their friends’ final vows.

A History of Mercy


Br. Angelus reflects on his journey that led him to St. Benedict’s Abbey, and that accompanies him now.

Fr. Michael Carvill, John Cavadini, and John Zucchi

The True Frontier of Human Dignity

StoriesVincent Petruccelli

Fr. Michael Carvill, John Cavadini and John Zucchi discuss The Religious Sense at the 2023 New York Encounter.

The Story Rocks Tell Us


An exhibit on geology at the 2023 New York Encounter fills Ellynore with wonder and gratitude.

You Cannot Love What Shocks You


With the desire to go deep into the meaning of suffering, Stephanie reflects on the New York Encounter’s panel on the new book Cry of the Heart.

“An Unconditional Embrace”

StoriesAmy Sapenoff Hamm

The New York Encounter event introducing the newly translated book by Fr. Giussani, “The Miracle of Hospitality” shares three expressions of the same unconditional embrace.

“Wanderer above the Sea of Fog” by Caspar David Friedrich

Nietzsche’s Urge for the Truth


Stephen, curator of the New York Encounter exhibit on Friedrich Nietzsche, shares why knowing Nietzsche is helpful for understanding our American culture.


Current Events

The presentation “Peace on Earth” at the New York Encounter with Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN, and Most Reverend Borys Gudziak, Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.

The Event of A People


Riro, one of the New York Encounter organizers, shares the work and the beauty of the New York Encounter and its 2023 theme.

The Wound of Aleppo

Current Events

One of the most devastating earthquakes in Middle Eastern history. Thousands killed and wounded, in an area already tried by years of war. Yet "some already know where to start again."

Fr. Luigi Giussani

In the Heart of the Church


“Fr. Giussani has been for me the door by which I suddenly find myself in the very heart of the Church; a heart which is alive and is giving life.” A witness from Fr. Michael in Indiana.

Identity and Relationship

Current Events

Sexual fluidity and the anthropological crisis, its causes and consequences. From the January issue of Tracce, a dialogue with Alberto Frigerio, priest, doctor, and professor of Ethics.

"At Eternity's Gate" by Vincet Van Gogh

Saved from the Abyss


Matteo responds to a concerned mother, sharing the experience of rebirth he and his family have encountered in the Cenacolo community.

The Tenderness of His Presence


“I felt free to share everything with these new friends” – visiting her friend in Florida, Sofia rediscovers her need to discover Christ within a companionship in the flesh.

Pilgrimage for Peace


The Denver School of Community shares their judgment to propose a pilgrimage and what they discovered in light of this moment together.

The members of the diocesan tribunal (Photo: Paolo Gianferrari)


Current Events

On Saturday, December 10 the first phase of Enzo Piccinini’s cause for beatification began. The tribunal presided over by the bishop has been established. Here are the words of Davide Prosperi and those of Monsignor Erio Castellucci.