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Traces N.4, April 2013

EditorialsAt the Heart of the Event

First of all, there is what happens, the words and gestures–that are worth more than a thousand hypotheses on the Church that will be or that should be–and that show Christianity for what it is: a surprising event, which cannot be reduced to our...

Traces N.3, March 2013

EditorialsFrancis Shows Us Where We Have To Fix Our Gaze

This issue's editorial is the article by Julián Carrón, President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, published by the Italian daily Avvenire on March 16, 2013. It's common knowledge in the information age that news wears out; it cannot keep...

Traces N.2, February 2013

EditorialsRatzinger’s Cross

This issue’s editorial is the commentary by Fr. Julián Carrón, President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, published by the Italian daily la Repubblica on February 15, 2013. Dear Editor, Your editorial about Benedict XVI’s announcement...

Traces N.1, January 2013

EditorialsThe Regenerative Force of Expectation, Through Which We Discover the Divine in the Human

This issue’s editorial is an article by Julián Carrón, President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, published by the Italian daily Corriere della Sera on December 23, 2012. Dear Editor, The difficulties that we find ourselves facing, from...

Traces N.11, December 2012

EditorialsThe Power that Will Never Pass

He was a presence, right from the start, from the first cry in that grotto in Bethlehem, where those who looked in saw something that appeared so ephemeral it might have seemed insignificant–a baby, a newborn, a puff of smoke, in the eyes of the world....

Traces N.10, November 2012

EditorialsA Fact of Live

The editorial of this issue is the letter for the whole Movement written by Julián Carrón, President of the Communion and Liberation Fraternity, after the Synod on New Evangelization. Dear Friends, Having just returned from the Synod of Bishops, I...

Traces N.9, October 2012

EditorialsThe Most Precious Gift

The Meeting, with its final press release, takes stock of 2012 edition, presenting the theme and the title of the next one. It is always exhilarating to begin a new work, but even more so when this work coincides with the decisive issue of life. And...

Traces N.8, September 2012

EditorialsTrue Dialogue

The figure of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini was too impressive not to imagine that his passing on August 31st would have a vast echo; not only in “his” city , but in all the world. But it’s one thing to imagine or predict, and another to see the thousands...

Traces N.7, July/August 2012

EditorialsThe Journey of Summertime

We have often repeated (with Fr. Giussani) that our vacation is “the time of freedom,” because our free time reveals what we really care about most. But now we can substitute one expression with another–again from Fr. Giussani–that is becoming familiar:...

Traces N.6, June 2012

EditorialsUpon This Rock

There are days when flipping through the newspapers seems like saying a rosary of Sorrowful Mysteries: the drama in Greece, Europe in a tailspin, the tragedy of the earthquake in Italy, and then the bitter sting of those headlines about "whistleblowers in...

Traces N.5, May 2012

EditorialsWe Have a Long Way to Go

This month’s editorial is the letter that Julián Carrón, President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, submitted to the prominent daily newspaper la Repubblica, published on May 1st. The letter was written after months of a relentless press...

Traces N.4, April 2012

EditorialsThe Common Thread

It was expected to be a historic journey. One does not often see a Pope land in Cuba, one of the last outposts of Communism; the only precedent, with John Paul II, was in 1998. There was great expectation in Mexico, as well, for many reasons, beginning...

Traces N.3, March 2012

EditorialsTo Call Him "Dear"

Anyone who has been reading Traces for awhile knows that, as Easter (or Christmas) approaches, the cover is dedicated to what Communion and Liberation calls “the poster,” composed of an image with phrases that the Movement propagates everywhere, to tell...

Traces N.2, February 2012

EditorialsA Moment in Time

There are 2,000 people in the theater, almost all of them under the age of 25. Another 50,000 are linked by video in the rest of Italy and here and there in the world. Ninety tense, dense minutes pass, from Mozart’s Et incarnatus est, sung live by a...

Traces N.1, January 2012

EditorialsA Work Within Work

Certainly, the wave started far away, long before the recession; we have been seeing changes underway for years, increasingly pressing. But if there is a sphere in which the current situation bears heavily, to the point of changing its features and...

Traces N.10, November 2011

EditorialsTrue Nature

At first glance, it takes a lot of courage to say that reality is positive, above all these days, when a wind of serious crisis is blowing strongly and shaking the whole world. This crisis is not limited to finance and economics, as you can read in this...

Traces N.9, October 2011

EditorialsThe Bunker and the Windows

It’s hard to find a more concrete image: “a bunker with no windows, in which we ourselves provide lighting and atmospheric conditions.” A bunker, with no openings, no contact with the outside world. Just to think of it is stifling. Yet this is the way...

Traces N.8, September 2011

EditorialsThe Side We Are On

This year, the Rimini Meeting was impressive, because of the visit of Giorgio Napolitano, President of the Italian Republic, and his hard-hitting speech; because of John Elkann, young President of Fiat, speaking about himself openly with his Chief...

Traces N.7, July/August 2011

EditorialsThe Opportunity

Who knows if we will be available to face the challenge, to avoid filing the words that we so often hear at the beginning of summer under "already heard speeches"–clean, correct, and to be quoted by heart but, still, just words. Father Giussani always...

Traces N.6, June 2011

EditorialsIn Front of the Facts

"Sometimes we have to ask ourselves what it means to have an impact on history. What moves the human person deep within?" Julián Carrón, CL responsible, posed this question–this challenge–at a recent public gathering. The first way to fail to take it...

Traces N.5, May 2011

EditorialsFaith and Freedom

Three days, just like those that marked the culmination of Holy Week the preceding weekend…. Arrival in Rimini on Friday, return to Rome on Sunday, first for the Spiritual Exercises of the Fraternity of CL and then the Beatification of John Paul II. They...