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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....