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Traces N.3, March 2010

EditorialsThe Thread

What freedom we breathe when we find out that life has unity! We can live without fractures (which eventually become fissures) in our daily lives, without separating facts from aspirations, desires from circumstances, faith from reality... Life is one, it...

Traces N.2, February 2010

EditorialsA New Story

Five years ago, Fr. Giussani died. At the conclusion of his funeral, celebrated by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Fr. Julián Carrón, the successor, entrusted to the 40,000 people present the challenge he felt first of all for himself: “I am sure that if...

Traces N.1, January 2010

EditorialsThat Nostalgia For The Infinite

Dear Editor, There is a phrase of Dostoevsky that accompanies me these days, when I have to speak of Christianity to all kinds of people in Italy and abroad: “Can an educated man, a European of our time, believe–truly believe–in the divinity of the Son...

Traces N.11, December 2009

EditorialsIn Front of Him

The challenge is all there, on that leaflet stuck on the wall in the corridor of the Faculty of Physics in Milan University. The text is the flyer that Communion and Liberation published concerning the ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that, in...

Traces N.10, November 2009

EditorialsThe Heart of the Circle

There is an event that has marked the month of November for some years now, in Italy and not only Italy, as, little by little, it is becoming a global event, with expressions in Europe and South America. It is the Collection Day, organized by the Food...

Traces N.9, October 2009

EditorialsA Concern for All

There’s a recurrent expression surfacing in the vocabulary of our culture: “the educational emergency,” indicating the awareness that the void of education, the abandonment of this fundamental task for two generations now, has generated a dramatic...

Traces N.8, September 2009

EditorialsIt’s Not Enough For Us

Perhaps some people will do it after reading this magazine, and it will take time to take the proposal seriously, so as not to let it pass them by quickly while the year takes off again in its normal rhythm of work. But if you have already done so, if you...

Traces N.7, July/August 2009

EditorialsThe Beautiful Thing About Summer

The beautiful thing about the summer is that you get down to serious work. Not that during the rest of the year you’re just twiddling your thumbs, of course (at least, not always, and not everyone...). But between July and August, when your obligations...

Traces N.6, June 2009

EditorialsA Real Celebration

Many people had already felt their hearts jump for joy as they heard those words, “Only He is able to fulfill this desire. This is why we must celebrate Christ, that Christ exists!” Then the work began, studying and trying to understand the text of the...

Traces N.5, May 2009

Editorials“What Are You Afraid Of?”

Looking through and beyond all that happened that night of the earthquake in Italy on April 6th gives room to the truest desire of the heart, that which opens up an instant after the great–and dramatic–question, “Why?”: the desire to start again, to get...

Traces N.4, April 2009

EditorialsThe Stone at the Door of the Tomb

Faced with the arguments that have involved Benedict XVI over the question of the Lefebvrian schism and the AIDS question in Africa, and the Pope’s presumed isolation, we run the risk of becoming inured to the idea that, in the end, these are things we...

Traces N.3, March 2009

EditorialsTo the Heart of Reality

An editorial by Cardinal Angelo Scola, Patriarch of Venice, that was recently published in Avvenire, the Italian Catholic daily newspaper, is well worth a careful reading, and we offer it here for you in this issue of Traces. Scola describes two...

Traces N.2, February 2009

EditorialsAt a Fork in the Road

There are moments when the impact of reality becomes more violent. Think of the barbarities surrounding the case of Eluana Englaro,* the thunder of war in the Middle East, the grip of the economic crisis. They seem to be placed there on purpose, all...

Traces N.1, January 2009

EditorialsA Friend who Tells You, “Look!”

‘Whatever the crisis, the first question that arises is: ‘Who are you?’” Bernard Scholz, President of the Companionship of Works Association, recently wrote this in a letter to the directory of the association, made up of 34,000 companies (suffering like...

Traces 11, December 2008

EditorialsSons Just Like Him

Eluana Englaro is a young woman in Northern Italy who, after a car accident on January 18, 1992, was left unconscious, and has remained so until today, cared for by nuns. Her father wishes to have her feeding tube removed and allow her to die, but up to...

Traces N.10, November 2008

EditorialsLetter to the Movement

Milan, November 3, 2008 Dear friends, Taking part in the Synod of Bishops, which, as you well know, had as its theme, “TheWord of God in the Life and Mission of the Church,” gave me a keener grasp of our responsibility in the Church and in the world....

Traces N.9, October 2008

Editorials"Got Hope?"

Who of us hasn’t seen the bumper sticker by Senator Obama’s campaign with the title of this editorial? It appeals to something very deep in the human person. Who can live without hope? Indeed, Fr. Giussani notes in the Religious Sense that, “by the very...

Traces N.8, September 2008

EditorialsUnmistakable Features

Let’s admit it, the first time we came across this expression, our hearts leapt: “[I]f we don’t feel the urgent need to hear Him, if Christ, His name at a certain point didn’t have autonomy, if He didn’t have an ultimately singular face, marked by...

Traces N.7, July/August 2008

EditorialsOur Assignment for the Vacation

There is always something fascinating about vacations. Fr. Giussani often recalled it, with the formula that shattered schemes and pinned one down at once to an unimaginable responsibility: “It is the time of freedom.” In other words, it is the moment...

Traces N.6, June 2008

EditorialsThe One Who Makes Christianity

“What happened in Rimini?” It’s a question we have heard many people ask, after the two sessions of the CL Spiritual Exercises in Rimini, Italy–first, for the Fraternity, then, two weeks later, for the Workers. That question was circulating insistently...

Traces N.5, May 2008

EditorialsSaying “You” to Christ

What does it mean “to say You to Christ?” This was one of the most-circulated questions in the halls of the Rimini Trade Fair Complex, among the twenty-six thousand people Fr. Carrón had just accompanied on retreat in the discovery of “the victory that...