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Traces N.6, June 2000

EditorialsLay, that is, Christian

In recent weeks, turning the pages of Italian newspapers and news magazines of the so-called “lay” or even “secular” area, it has not been rare to find articles about the presence in society of a “phenomenon” called CL. The exploration that begins with...

Traces N.5, May 2000

EditorialsA Passion for Man

Some recent events (the elections, the birth of a new government, referendum) have put politics back in the center of the debate in Italy. In recent years this word, as a result of demonization in courtrooms and the media, has been unpopular. Today...

Traces N.4, April 2000

EditorialsPresence, Only Presence

Pope John Paul II's recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land filled the pages of newspapers and television services all over the world. The event's importance was stressed and commented on in many ways. However, there was one fact that struck everyone, as the...

Traces N.3, March 2000

EditorialsPolitics: Education, Freedom, and Unity

You need good reasons, these days, to sustain a commitment to politics. In a moment like this, it is more evident that political action and even an interest in it are directly linked to a question of education: in fact, the purpose of political commitment...

Traces N.2, February 2000

Editorials"What, Then, Will Anyone Gain by Winning the Whole World and Forfeiting His Life?"

We are all busy. Life in our society, rapid and demanding, invites us to take on more and more commitments. Work commitments, commitments to ourselves, with the family, commitments for… Agendas are one of the best selling items. The man of the third...

Traces N.1, January 2000

EditorialsThe Beginning of History

Forbes A.S.A.P. magazine has published a collector's issue on the theme of "convergence." The separation of faith and reason reduces faith to a mere idea among other ideas, permissible according to one overarching idea: the hegemony of dollar Some of...

Traces N.10, December 1999

Editorials2000: For a True Celebration

Everyone is talking about this New Year's Eve. It is the usual topic of conversation at work, at home, among friends. Far fewer people are talking about the Jubilee that is about to start. This is natural, and not only because the New Year marking the...

Traces N.9, November 1999

EditorialsFreedom for All

The enduring cry that was raised by the crowd gathered together with the Pope in St. Peter's Square last October 30th is the most meaningful sign of our times. Freedom. In this century of ours that is running out, there has not been a word more often...

Traces N.8, October 1999

EditorialsChristians and the State

Three facts, for reflection. First. In a leading Italian daily newspaper, during the days when the repression (by armed Moslem bands) of the Catholic population in East Timor was taking place before the eyes of all the world, a journalist noted that...

Traces N.7, July/August 1999

EditorialsJudgement and Freedom

On vacation, we stop doing lots of things. We stop (almost always) working, we stop (almost always) feeling under stress, we stop (almost always) seeing the same faces and the same streets. But there is one thing, wherever and however we take our...

Traces N.6, June 1999

EditorialsBringing Mystery in Focus

The life of a people is marked by extraordinary events that, intervening in the normal texture of existence, call us to come to terms with the fact that Mystery constitutes the deep source of every part of our experience. For the life of our Movement,...

Traces N.5, May 1999

EditorialsFor Reason, Against War

In a recent interview, the Pope asked for the use of reason to stop the tragedy of the war in the Balkans and to avoid further violence: "I renew my appeal, which is dictated not only by faith, but even more by reason. Stop the arms." But how, in a...

Traces N.4, April 1999

EditorialsUnity, Freedom, and Charity

The editorial presented here is the letter that Father Giussani addressed to the Priestly Fraternity of the Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo on the occasion of the pontifical recognition Dear Friends, Our certitude, and therefore our joy, is great...

Traces N.3, March 1999

EditorialsBeing.... or Nothing!

"Christianity is over." This is the opinion of some of the most accredited laicist commentators hosted on the pages of the major Italian dailies. Yes, they retain that the Christian experience has reached the end of the road and, having lost its...

Traces N.2, February 1999

EditorialsConstructive Destiny of Human Work

Let's try to imagine a medieval city. Never mind whether it's big or small, rich or more modest. A Cathedral towers over it, a temple, sign of the nearness of God to men. The Cathedral is the result of the work of the whole people. Not only the work of...

Traces N.1, January 1999

EditorialsWe Are Jews

When he was asked, presumably by someone sent by Mussolini, for the Church of Rome to favour Hitler's racial laws, Pius XI replied, "Spiritually we are Jews" (1938). Certainly a sound cultural background is needed to be able to make such an affirmation....