Editorials

Traces N.7, July/August 2020

EditorialsSeeking new roads

It will not be the usual summer–that is for certain. In the age of the pandemic, habits have been uprooted all over the place, one after another. These months, too, will be a strange patchwork of commitments to catch up on and forced pauses, time for...

Traces N.6, June 2020

EditorialsBeginning again on our journey

The name for this time has been chosen: “Phase 2.” That’s fine, although the line between “before” and “after” is not nearly so clear as a date on the calendar, which leaves us still holding our breath. The beginning of this shift following the peak of...

TRACES N.5, MAY 2020

EditorialsThe time of our judgement

It was a historic moment, one that was immediately stamped into our memory and will remain fixed there forever. The darkness falling over the empty square. The rain that fell harder and harder. And a man dressed in white who, standing before the...

Traces N.4, April 2020

Editorials"What saves us from nothingness?"

This issue’s editorial is the letter that Fr. Julián Carrón, President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, sent to the whole Movement. Milan, March 12, 2020 Dear friends, Though the authorities have still not given any instructions...

Traces N.3, March 2020

EditorialsA proposal for life

The state of our universities may seem to be a topic for specialists, something of interest only to those who study, teach, or have 20-something children. Actually, though, a combination of factors makes the university a point of observation that is...

Traces N.2, February 2020

EditorialsAll the roots of me

It is difficult to find a theme more urgent, one that concerns everyone at every latitude, touching each person, from the elderly, who are increasingly isolated, to youth, described as being “alone together,” to use the expression of Sherry Turkle, a...

Traces n.1, January 2020

EditorialsA window wide open

Words and gestures, together. Each gives flesh to the other, showing the full depth of both and making them the object of experience. This is how Pope Francis is broadening hearts and reason, even in those who are far from Christ, in those who have never...

Traces N.11, December 2019

EditorialsGetting to the bottom of paternity

In recent issues of Traces we took up a critical theme from the CL Beginning Day, the meeting at the beginning of the social and academic year that marks out the movement’s educational proposal and lays a path for the year’s work. The articles described...

Traces N.10, November 2019

EditorialsAn irreducible reality

There is a word that pops up more and more often now in the news and discussions on TV. One that, if it does not make it into conversations among friends or into chats over lunch, it is only because people have not realized how concisely it describes...

Traces N.9, October 2019

EditorialsThe journey to truth

Why is this issue of Traces titled “Come and See”? It refers to an invitation to those who may have found this magazine in their hands for the first time, having received it from a colleague, a friend, or a person they met on the street. It is also the...

Traces N.8, September 2019

EditorialsOut of the ordinary

This year the Meeting of Rimini turned 40, and it has remained faithful to its effective formula of dialogues, exhibits, and performances. It remains something truly out of the ordinary, because of what happens; that is, because it continues to be a...

Traces N.7, July/August 2019

EditorialsLiving Human Spaces

This time the prompt comes from a document published by the Vatican on April 29, “Religious Liberty for the Good of All,” the fruit of over four years of work by the International Theological Commission. This is not just a text for experts, but a great...

Traces N.6, June 2019

EditorialsA New Way of Knowing

It would be hard to pose questions that are more urgent, more intricately interwoven with the fabric of our days and our relationships, with what happens to us and what we do hour by hour, and which call out to our need to leave a mark so that we can...

Traces N.5, May 2019

EditorialsA Life that Broadens Life

"Seeking a Path Forward" was the title of the tour through America to present the biography of Fr. Giussani, which concluded a little over a month ago. If you think about it, this title presents the main question facing all of us no matter our...

Traces N. 4, April 2019

EditorialsRoots and the Present

In the beginning it was an ideal. Then, a kind of miracle. Now it just seems to be a problem. In the eyes of many, the European Union, that unthinkable puzzle of languages and cultures assembled piece by piece, a gift of expectation and hope for 500...

Traces N. 3, March 2019

EditorialsThe Ideal that Conquers Life

It takes courage to talk about “something to start from.” The world seems so confused, so “liquid” around us, that even thinking we can find firm ground to start from to face the problems surrounding us–both great and small–seems impossible, seems like...

Traces N. 2, February 2019

EditorialsResuming the Dialogue

Do we truly believe that the other is “a good for me”? Do we actually recognize this in our daily experience? When we say it again here, repeating a line that our readers have seen often in this magazine, we do not do so in order to articulate...

Traces N. 1, January 2019

EditorialsThe True Difference

If there is one thing we cannot allow ourselves in the situation of widespread malaise in which we are immersed, it is a failure to perceived facts that point in the opposite direction. We have these facts right in front of us, at times even enormous ones...

Traces N.11, December 2018

EditorialsPoor in Spirit

Those who read Traces regularly will be familiar with the extraordinary lesson that Fr. Giussani gave in Varigotti in 1968 to a group of young people of the Péguy Center, not only because the text was published as Page One on the CL website, but also...

Traces N.10, November 2018

EditorialsThe Human Factor

In this issue of Traces we are trying to take another step on a journey. In the last month, we asked what makes it possible to generate people able to bear today’s confusion caused by the impact with a frighteningly chaotic reality that at times prompts...

Traces N.9, October 2018

EditorialsFreedom and Vocation

By the time you read this issue of Traces, the Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment will already be underway. It is a historic opportunity, because it involves a crucial topic for the Church and the world. Young people are not...