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228 N O T E S Foreword Javier Prades is rector of San Dámaso University in Madrid, Spain. 1. John Paul II, Fides et Ratio, September 14, 1998, 83. Unless otherwise noted, all citations and quotations from papal documents are taken from w2.vatican.va. 2. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, prologue, q. 2, a. 3. 3. Luigi Giussani, L’io rinasce in un incontro (1986–1987) [The “I” Is Reborn in an Encounter] (Milan: BUR, 2010), 181. Translation ours. See also chapter 5 in the present book, p. 56. 4. T. S. Eliot, “Choruses from ‘The Rock,’” VII, in Complete Poems and Plays: 1909–1950 (New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1971), 106. 5. John Paul II, “To Participants in the National Congress of the Ecclesial Movement for Cultural Commitment” (Rome, January 16, 1982). 6. Angelo Scola, Buone ragioni per la vita comune [Good Reasons for Sharing Life] (Milan: Mondadori, 2010), 37–38. 7. Cf. Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium: On the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World (November 24, 2013), 7. 8. Giussani, L’io rinasce in un incontro, 300. 9. Cf. Benedict XVI, Porta Fidei (October 11, 2011), 2. 10. Cf. John Paul II, Fides et Ratio, 73. 11. Pope Francis, Message of His Holiness Pope Francis Signed by the Cardinal Secretary of State to the Participants in the Meeting for Friendship among Peoples, Rimini (August 24, 2014), http://w2.vatican.va/content/fran cesco/it/messages/pont-messages/2014.index.2.html. 12. Josef Zvérina, “Letter to the Christians of the West,” in Generating Traces in the History of the World, by Luigi Giussani, Stefano Alberto, and Javier Prades, trans. Patrick Stevenson (Montreal and Kingston: McGillQueen ’s University Press, 2010), 111. Chapter 1. Is a New Beginning Possible? 1. Luigi Giussani, The Religious Sense, trans. John E. Zucchi (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1997), 90; see also Gaius, Institutionum Commentarii quattuor, II, 12–17. 2. Joseph Ratzinger, Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures, trans. Brian McNeil (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2006), 50–51. 3. Ibid., 51. 4. Ibid., 41, 42, 36, 43–44. 5. Ibid., 48. 6. Benedict XVI, “Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI to the Roman Curia Offering Them His Christmas Greetings” (Rome, December 22, 2005). 7. Benedict XVI, interview for the documentary film Campane d’Europa , October 15, 2012. 8. “True Religiosity and Power: Notes from a Conversation between Luigi Giussani and a CL Group in New York, March 8, 1986,” Traces 7, no. 2 (2005): 18–19; for the full text, see Traces 4, no. 2 (2002): i–xii. 9. Benedict XVI, “Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI” (Reichstag Building, Berlin, September 22, 2011). 10. Ratzinger, Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures, 47–48. 11. Angelo Scola, “Remarks after the Homily on the Ninth Anniversary of the Death of Fr. Giussani and the Twenty-Second Anniversary of Pontifical Recognition of the CL Fraternity” (Milan, February 11, 2014). For the full remarks in English, see A. Scola, “Responsible for a Gift,” Traces 16, no. 3 (2014): 36–39. 12. Hannah Arendt, Between Past and Future (New York: Penguin, 1968), 174–75. 13. Benedict XVI, Spe Salvi (2007), 24. Notes to Pages xix–10 229 230 Notes to Pages 10–17 14. Rainer Maria Rilke, “Second Elegy,” in Duino Elegies, translated by Stephen Mitchell (Boulder, CO: Shambhala, 1992), lines 42–44. 15. Mauro Magatti and Chiara Giaccardi, Generativi di tutto il mondo, unitevi! [Generatives of the World, Unite!] (Milan: Feltrinelli, 2014), 14. Translation ours. 16. Giacomo Leopardi, “Night Song of a Wandering Shepherd in Asia,” in Canti, trans. J. Galassi (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2010), 199, line 89. 17. Cesare Pavese, The Business of Living: Diaries, 1935–1950 (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2009), 180. 18. Benedict XVI, Message to the Participants in the Meeting for Friendship among Peoples, Rimini (August 19, 2012) 19. T. S. Eliot, “Choruses from ‘The Rock,’” VI, in The Complete Poems and Plays: 1909–1950 (New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1971), 108. 20. Benedict XVI, Spe Salvi, 24–25. 21. Luigi Giussani, L’io, il potere, le opere: Contributi da un’esperienza [The “I,” Power, Works: Contributions from an Experience] (Genoa-Milan: Marietti, 2000), 166. 22. Luigi Giussani, quoted by Alberto Savorana in his biography of Giussani, Vita di don Giussani (Milan: Rizzoli, 2013), 489. Translation ours. 23. Giussani, L’io rinasce in un incontro, 253–54, 182. 24. Ibid., 182. 25. Ratzinger, Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures, 52. 26. Quoted in Benedict XVI, “Lecture...


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