This blog is dedicated to communion theology. What brings us a Christians--Catholics-- in communion of the Trinity, the Church and one another. The trusted witness of another gives me certitude that Faith in Jesus Christ and His the Sacrament, the Church, is real and worthy of belonging, not just following. The head of the Communion and Liberation in the USA, Chris Bacich, wrote the following letter to us today. I offer it for your reflection in these days of Advent. Emphasis given is mine.
I've been wanting to write to you for some time (since mid-November, really) about the opportunity I had to be with Fr. Carrón and a few other friends from around the world in Italy.
He invited us to a "mini-vacation" over a weekend and we spent a good amount of time speaking about the Movement and the radical nature of its proposal. In particular, Fr. Carrón wanted to hear from us what change the work on the school of community on chapters 10 and 11 of the Religious Sense and the flyer produced in Italy on the crisis had wrought in us. He pointed, in particular, to the very recent death (it had happened less than a week before we were with him) of a young man from the CLU [Communion & Liberation University Students] in Italy who had died in a motorcycle accident. He held an assembly with the university students, regarding this event, where he boldly insisted that reality is always positive. (This assembly will be featured in the next issue of Traces.) Indeed, the theme of the CLU Spiritual Exercises in Italy will be "The Inexorable Positivity of Reality." His boldness in front of such a tragic event, as well as the insistence of our charism at this time that the crisis in which the world has fallen at this moment is something positive encapsulates for me the clash of mentality that exists between us and the mentality generated by the popular culture that so often rules our hearts and minds, as well.