Current Events - 2020

The Chosen: A Nice Christmas Gift

Current EventsFr. John Roderick

The Chosen a drama series retelling the experience of the disciples encounters with Jesus invites us to look at our "I" and at our unique relationship with Christ.

Grande École: The Gift of Friendship

Current EventsClaire Vouk and Amy Knaus

“Grande École” is a meeting place for Middle-School-aged students in the Canadian community. With participants from two different cities, an effortless friendship continues to blossom amidst the confinement of the pandemic.

Christmas the Videoposter

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This year, Fr. Giussani's words are accompanied by Jean-François Millet's "Winter Evening".

Christ is King

Current EventsNatasha Mazerolle

As several Canadian provinces including New Brunswick enter once again into lock down, many of us are surrounded by different reactions and questions, in the midst of such uncertainty and limitations, what can truly save us ?

EncuentroMadrid: the adventure of trust

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The Spanish event was held online from November 19-22. Meetings, performances, exhibitions, and ‘reliable’ witnesses. “We have been able to verify that trust is possible and reasonable because reality is not absurd, but reveals a meaning.”

AVSI tents: Mexico saved by the beast

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Crammed into a freight train running north to escape violence in their countries. Thousands of minors from Central and South America are stranded at the US border. Another project from this year’s campaign.

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

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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"

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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"

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"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."