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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...

Traces N.4, April 2008

EditorialsWhat Is Dearest to Us

The following is a flyer distributed by CL friends in Italy on the occasion of Parliament elections, published here as a starting point to judge politics and the elections in the U.S. and around the world. “The immediate duty to act in the political...

Traces N.3, March 2008

EditorialsA Fact That Embraces Everything

First of all, there is the fact: fifty thousand people in the square and in the Cathedral of Sao Paolo, Brazil, where Cardinal Odilo Scherer had the doors opened to let those outside shelter from the rain. Fifty thousand faces, hearts, stories. A...

Traces N.2, February 2008

EditorialsThe Adventure of Knowledge

Here, we publish the letter that Fr. Julián Carrón wrote to the Movement after the participation of so many people in the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square–as a consequence of the canceled visit of Benedict XVI to La Sapienza University in Rome and on the...

Traces N.1, January 2008

EditorialsThat Known Unknown

Here are some excerpts from Ubaldo Casotto’s interview with Fr. Stefano Alberto, published in the Italian daily, Il Foglio, December 15, 2007. We believe it offers the best perspective on the encyclical Spe Salvi and on the work proposed in this month’s...

Traces N.11, December 2007

EditorialsChristmas, the Beginning of Hope

“O weary, weary were the world… O stern and cunning are the kings,” wrote G. K. Chesterton in his poem A Christmas Carol, published in 1900. More than a century has passed, but not much has changed. The world is still disoriented, as it was then, and the...

Traces N.10, November 2007

EditorialsIt Is the Mystery Who Makes Us Protagonists

“Life is a web of circumstances.” In Moscow, it is a tepid Saturday, October 27th. In the hall of the Holy Spirit Library, Fr. Paolo Pezzi is addressing the Russian CL community, meeting a few hours before the ceremony during which he will be consecrated...

Traces N.9, October 2007

EditorialsLooking Together at Concrete Examples

There is something odd about the fuss surrounding political vacillations. It is not the confusion–that has been a constant fact for some time. The strangeness lies elsewhere and, in order to address it, we need to dig down well below all the schemes and...

Traces N.8, September 2007

EditorialsThe True Beginning, a Provocation to Life

“September, let’s go. It’s time to migrate,” said the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio, referring to the shepherds who left their land for the annual transhumance. Is returning to work, setting foot once again in school, perhaps a “migration” from yourself? From...

Traces N.7, July/August 2007

EditorialsThe Insertion of the Eternal into Time

Man has always sought something that could fulfill the positive tension within him and counter the nothingness in which everything seems to end. From his earliest rock paintings to his evolved compositions in verse and music, he has striven to invent...

Traces N.6, June 2007

EditorialsThe Surprise of St. John Lateran Square An Event No Scheme Can Classify

A bitter cultural battle has been going on in Italy for months now, in defence of the family. On May 12th, Rome was the scene of a demonstration that saw the participation of over a million Catholics and non-Catholics, resolved to reaffirm and promote...

Traces N.5, May 2007

EditorialsWhat Good Is Jesus?

“What good is Jesus?” How many times have we been asked this question? How many times have we asked it ourselves? We’re asked by friends who are curious about the faith; others use it to express their acidic skepticism. “Don’t you see what kind of world...

Traces N.4, April 2007

EditorialsThe Pope's Challenge and Our Responsibility

Milan, March 28, 2007 Dear Friends, The impressive event that we lived on Saturday, March 24th in St. Peter’s Square will mark our history for ever. Only if we identify ourselves with what happened will we discover, in time, its whole import. The...

Traces N.3, March 2007

EditorialsThe Pope’s Challenge and Our Responsibility

Some time ago, the well-known editor of an Italian daily informed a large audience that it was quite some time that something had changed in what they, the journalists (and, along with them, intellectuals and opinion leaders), call “Catholicism.” As a...

Traces N.2, February 2007

EditorialsA Free Friendship

The recognition obtained by the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation twenty-five years ago from the Holy See meant for Fr. Giussani–and for the Movement–a confirmation of paternity and an indication of a direction. He spoke of it many times. In the...

Traces N.1, January 2007

EditorialsFaith and Nihilism. Let’s Not Close Our Eyes

We publish here an article by Fr. Carrón printed in the Italian daily Il Corriere della Sera (December 28, 2006) and in the Spanish edition El Mundo (December 26, 2006) Dear Sir, The human and cultural context in which we live can be identified with...