Featured among the many articles are those related to the work of the CHF in the jubilee year since its founding – the presentation in Zagreb of the 2016 Croatian Emigrant Almanac, the Days of Croatian Folk Theatre in Hercegovac and the HOLA project in Latin America.

The No. 3 2016 issue of the Croatian Heritage Foundation’s Matica magazine is hot off the press. Featured among the many articles are those related to the work of the CHF in the jubilee year since its founding – the presentation in Zagreb of the 2016 Croatian Emigrant Almanac, the Days of Croatian Folk Theatre in Hercegovac and the HOLA project in Latin America.
Readers are sure to be fascinated by articles on the Croatian community in Paraguay, people from the island of Mljet now living in New York, an interview with Friar Šito Ćorić, the celebration of Blessed Aloysius Stepinac Day in Melbourne and a folklore festival in Duisburg. The culture section looks at a homage to composer Jakov Gotovac, the anniversary of prima ballerina Mia Čorak Slavenska, a collection of papers on Tihomil Rađa and a monograph on the men’s folk costume of the Western Slavonia region in Croatia. There are articles dedicated to heroes of the Homeland War of independence born abroad – one on the late James Patrick Mackley and an article on a documentary film by Branko Ištvančić about Jean-Michel Nicolier (1996 – 1991). Along with the regular columns by Vesna Kukavica, Zvonko Ranogajec, Šimun Šito Ćorić, Željko Holjevac, Jozo Župić, Davor Rostuhar and Sanja Vulić the magazine also features obituaries for Friar Častimir Majić (USA), Slobodan Lang (Croatia), George Blažević (Australia), Drago Geohelli (Canada) and Marija Vrljičak de Sutter (Argentina).
In the 65 years of Matica magazine the recent period has seen our monthly produced under a number of editors: Boris Maruna (1990 – 1991), Nenad Goll (1991 – 1992), Boris Maruna (1992 – 1995), Nenad Goll (1995 – 2002), Tihomir Dujmović (2002 – 2003), Stjepo Martinović (2003 – 2004), Nenad Zakarija (2004 – 2009) and Hrvoje Salopek (since 2009). The online edition of the magazine is available at the Croatian Heritage Foundation’s web portal.

Content
Lieutenant General Šundov appointed Croatian Armed Forces Chief of General Staff
2016 Croatian Emigrant Almanac presented
USA: Friar Častimir Majić passes away
A documentary about a Homeland War volunteer from France
In memory of James Patrick Mackley
Days of Folk Theatre in Hercegovac
Homage to composer Jakov Gotovac
Otočac: Gacka Croatian Memorial Park
An interview with Šimun Šito Ćorić
Zagreb: Ivica Šiško exhibition
Melbourne: Blessed Aloysius Stepinac Day
Argentina: the HOLA project
A miscellany on Tihomil Rađa
The island of Šolta
The CHF time machine
The men’s folk costume of Western Slavonia
Croatian folklore concert in Duisburg
The Island of Mljet festival in New York
Australia: Gazda tamburitza band on tour
Anniversary of prima ballerina Mia Čorak Slavenska
Ludwigshafen: young Croatian soccer players

COLUMNS
Global Croatia (Vesna Kukavica)
Our Towns & Cities (Zvonko Ranogajec)
Movement/Aberration (Šimun Šito Ćorić)
Dates In History (Željko Holjevac)
The apostolic work of Croatian nuns abroad (Jozo Župić)
Croatia From the Air (Davor Rostuhar)
Let’s Talk Croatian (Sanja Vulić)

Text by: Diana Šimurina-Šoufek