News - 2020

Where else can I go?


As he participated in the Beginning Day, Adam recalled his first encounter and recognized again the gift of the charism for his life.

Rediscovering a belonging


On her way to her morning shift at the Jewish Hospital, Cristina listens to pieces from the collection of Spirito Gentil, from that moment a new awareness of her belonging emerges and marks her day

Begging: A judgement for living

Current EventsEditorial Team

A review of "Accatone" (1961) the movie by Pier Paolo Pasolini and its relevancy to us today as it portrays a constant tension between our brokenness and our yearning for the Mystery.

From Utopia to Presence

Current Events

A conversation between Professor Stanley Hauerwas and Professor John Zucchi exploring Giussani’s text and its relevancy for our current cultural and political context in North America.

"Hamilton": A glimpse at our broken humanity

Current EventsClaire Vouk

“Hamilton” the musical recounting the story of an oft-overlooked member of the founding fathers reveals to us again the foundation of our unity.

Planning a Vacation in a Pandemic

Current EventsAdam Giancola

Towards the end of June, the situation with COVID-19 made it clear that the summer vacations normally held across Canada could no longer take place, a few friends in Toronto came together to share their desire and then propose an “alternate vacation.”

Beirut: "Lebanon is not dead"

Current Events

The roar, the race to find friends and colleagues, between the rubble and destruction. And fear that returns like a ghost from the past. Rony is Lebanese and works for Avsi, which just launched a fundraiser. His account of Tuesday's tragedy.

Carrón:"Life presses on"

Current Events

"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.

“Everything that Happens in Your Life is Done for You”

Current EventsAlessia Berardi and Adam Giancola

Over the last five months, Dr. Capetti has been at the frontlines of the battle against the Coronavirus in Italy. Following his striking presentation to some University students we decided to contact him and deepen the conversation with him.

"Caro Cardo Salutis"

Current EventsJulián Carrón

Translations of Chapter 3 of Fr. Julián Carrón's book The brilliance in your eyes - What saves us from nothingness?

A Small "Yes"

Current EventsClaire Vouk

It started with a small “yes.” Héloïse, along with the rest of the Montréal CL Choir responded to an invitation to go and sing to the residents of the long-term care facilities in Montréal, which had been hardly hit by the pandemic.

Anne Snyder: "We are in a big delivery room"

Current EventsLuca Fiore

She is editor-in-chief of the cultural magazine "Comment" and a keen observer of American society. From her "refuge" in Maryland she says: "Nothing had prepared us for this earthquake of uncertainty. Now we accept the call to change."

Invitation to recite the Rosary (via Zoom)


"Asceticism is just this: that, in spite of everything, the request for the presence of Christ becomes familiar to us in every situation in life: to Christ, presence that saves"

Cl Alternative Vacations


July- August 2020- The CL community in Canada proposes a series of cultural events to accompany each other throughout this summer.

Is it still Possible to Live with the Same Desire and Openness?


Every year,the university students in CL (CLU) in Canada and the U.S. meet in Colorado for a CLU Vacation, but this year given the current situation, they participated instead in a “CLU Week” consisting of a series of beautiful meetings online.

Dublin: "Only Christ Can Fill My Life”


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…