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"A Fundamental Difference?" was the title of a conversation about generative artificial intelligence at the 2024 New York Encounter. From left to right are Indiana University’s Davide Bolchini, Jon Stokes of Symbolic AI, and journalist Jennifer Strong.

The AI dilemma: job loss, hallucinations, and virtual girlfriends

Feb 27, 2024

By Zelda Caldwell

At the New York Encounter, recently held in Manhattan, panelists spoke about the challenges — and benefits — of artificial... Read more

The New York Encounter, a three-day cultural festival taking place Feb. 16-18, 2024, will examine the theme “Tearing Open the Sleeping Soul” with panels, exhibitions, and artistic performances.

This weekend’s New York Encounter: Come ‘verify that our soul is still there’ 

Feb 14, 2024

By Zelda Caldwell

This year’s New York Encounter will take place Feb. 16–18 in Manhattan with the theme “Tearing Open the Sleeping Soul.” Read more

Margaret Karram, the third president to lead the Focolare Movement, was among several members of ecclesial movements who were appointed to the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life by Pope Francis on Nov. 25, 2023.

Pope adds married couples, Church movement reps to Vatican’s laity and family office

Nov 25, 2023

By Jonathan Liedl

The Vatican announced the pope’s picks to the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life on Nov. 25. Read more

Pope Francis greets members of the international Catholic movement Communion and Liberation in St. Peter's Square Oct. 15, 2022.

Pope Francis to Communion and Liberation: ‘Preserve the unity’

Oct 15, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Oct. 15 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Father Luigi Giussani, a theologian and public intellectual who founded... Read more


Questions in community: New York Encounter seeks truth in a changing world

Feb 2, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The search for truth in a polarized, pandemic-struck world will be the focus of myriad conversation and artistic events at... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 5, 2021.

Pope Francis appoints delegate to oversee Communion and Liberation’s consecrated laity

Sep 24, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The special delegate will oversee the Memores Domini. Read more

The European Parliament.

Soros and IPPF-funded EU parliamentarians aim to blacklist reputable Christian groups

Jun 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

The European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (EPF) a group of European parliamentarians committed to compel the recognition... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square April 3, 2019.

Pope Francis: Be witnesses to the experience of God’s beauty

Aug 17, 2020

Pope Francis invited participants in an annual Catholic festival Monday to join him “in witnessing to the experience of the... Read more

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the US, speaks at the Rimini Meeting, Aug. 19, 2018.

Authentic Christianity changes culture, US nuncio says

Aug 20, 2018

Many have forgotten that authentic Christianity has a positive influence on history and brings about greater human fulfillment, Archbishop Christophe... Read more

Jesus and Mary Magdalen by Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov. Public Domain.

Christian beauty and encounter – one author's proposal to heal a wounded culture

Oct 4, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

The power of Christian beauty and human encounter will be the focus of a leading Communion and Liberation priest as... Read more

Fr. Julian Carron. Courtesy of Communion & Liberation.

Why this priest isn't afraid of Christianity's waning influence

Jun 30, 2017

By Marianne Medlin, Perry West

With Catholic proposals to literally head for the hills in response to Christianity's ever-lessening influence in secular culture, the leader... Read more

New York City event to discuss how faith, modernity intersect

May 23, 2017

An event exploring the interaction of the Christian faith with the modern world – in light of the writings of... Read more

Pilgrims reaching out for Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in Paul VI Hall on Aug. 5, 2015.

Our limits remind us that we are made for great things – Pope Francis

Aug 20, 2015

In a message sent on behalf of Pope Francis to the Rimini Meeting, an annual gathering organized by the lay... Read more

Sisters of Life at a 2010 benefit dinner.

Two young religious orders look to expand to Denver this summer

Mar 27, 2015

Two rather new orders of religious sisters looking to expand their missions have set their sights on the Archdiocese of... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square March 7.

Pope Francis: Jesus is waiting for us

Mar 7, 2015

What’s so important about an encounter? Pope Francis thinks one encounter is key to everything.  Read more

1960. Varigotti (SV). Father Luigi Giussani with students during the Tower Ray.

A man captured by Christ: The legacy of Father Giussani 10 years on

Mar 6, 2015

By Elise Harris

Ten years after the death of Father Luigi Giussani, founder of the global fraternity Communion and Liberation, the priest's life... Read more

Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete (L) with Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

Church mourns death of Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete, priest and scientist

Oct 25, 2014

The Church is mourning the death of Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete, who died early Friday following a lengthy illness; he was... Read more

Mrs. Daniela Burgio (Back Center) and husband with three of their five children attend the Rimini Meeting, August 25, 2014.

Catholic couple marks 25th wedding anniversary at Rimini Meeting

Aug 28, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

An Italian couple celebrating their 25th anniversary of marriage by volunteering at the Rimini Meeting, a major Catholic event, aimed... Read more