Monday, November 13, 2006

The first intuition

The latest book of Msgr. Luigi Giussani -- the founder of the ecclesial movement Communion and Liberation, who passed away last year shortly before John Paul the Great -- to be translated into english is The Journey to Truth is an Experience. In the introduction, he notes the first intuition of what would become CL:
    ... this was a matter of re-launching the announcement of Christianity as a present event of human interest and suitable for anyone who does not want to renounce the fulfillment of his or her hopes and expectations, as well as the use, without diminishment, of the gift of reason.
Amen. Beautiful. This is was attracts/attracted me -- a "being simply Catholic is good enough" kind of guy -- to CL.

[P.S. A lot of water has gone under the bridge since my last post: the election; the failure of SD's ban on abortion; and most importantly, the ordination and installation of our new bishop, Paul Swain. I simply haven't felt inspired to post. Sorry.]

6 comments:

Alex Vitus said...

Were you able to order the book, and get it? If so, where?

Chris Burgwald said...

I ended up getting it through Amazon.ca (not .com)... it's just now getting to MQUP's US distributor, meaning it should be in US retailers' warehouses (e.g. Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble) by the end of the month. But it only took a week from ordering to arrival via .ca.

Alex Vitus said...

thanks

Jim Cork said...

Thanks for the tip, Chris--B&N and Amazon.com were both estimating the end of November. I ordered some copies this morning from amazon.ca and they've already shipped!

Deep Furrows said...

Dang. I've got an order with Walmart.com that's pending shipment. B&N shows Jan 28 as the shipping date. Amazon.com no longer even shows a release date.

So, I ordered from amazon.ca today, but it's not predicted to arrive before Feb 7.

:(

Fred

Deep Furrows said...

It shipped today :)