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262 abortion, 5, 10, 29 academy. See university, the adolescents. See also young people “eternal,” 137 needs of, 154 adults abdication of role by, 146 curiosity discouraged by, 160 education as problem of, 162 responsibilities of, 156, 191–92, 194, 221–22 as witnesses, 153–54 affection, 128, 166, 202, 203, 218, 226–27 for Christ, 83, 128, 182, 214, 220 for the Church, 220 freedom and, 63, 68, 182 lack of, 56, 138, 202 for reality, 202 reason and, 76, 83, 86, 108 African women, encounter with, 25 Alberti, Rafael, 125 Alighieri, Dante, 115, 189 Ambrose, Saint, 131, 251n39 anarchistic freedom, 247nn6–7 Andrew the Apostle, 77–79, 85 anthropological drift, 18 apathy, 108, 157–62. See also nihilism appearance, reality reduced to, 75, 109–10, 141–42 Ardrey, Robert, 149 Arendt, Hannah, 125, 131, 250n22, 251n40 on crisis, 9, 200 on culture, 244n3 on ideologies, 91, 107 atheism, 55, 248n16 attraction of an authority, 61, 153–54 of Christ, 18, 69, 71, 83, 128–30, 182–83 I N D E X of new rights, 11–12 of a presence, 26, 44, 63, 71 of reality, 123–24 reawakening, 143, 153–54, 163–65 Augustine, Saint, 80, 159, 216 on freedom of religion, 29–30, 232nn20–21 heresy confronted by, 29–30, 61, 232nn20–21 on restlessness, 56, 58, 108, 138 authority, 153–54, 173, 222 autonomy, 22, 23, 118–19, 154–55 attraction overcoming, 129 as illusory, 119 baptism, 66, 218–19 Barrow, John, 113 Barthes, Roland, 104–6 beauty, 240n59, 255n11 of changed life, 71 of Christ, 71, 83, 180 of Christian event, 18, 26, 50, 182–83 of reality, 110, 123, 142 rejection of, 123 as sign of God, 181, 182–83 belonging freedom as, 131, 193–94, 248n17 test of, 194 Benedict XVI, Pope, 12, 63, 66, 70, 83, 178 on Christ, 61 on the Church, 239n48, 239n54 on dialogue, cross-cultural, 103 on the Enlightenment, 4–6, 27 on Europe, 6–7, 230n26, 240n57 on faith, 15–16, 55–56, 75 on families, 186 on freedom, 9–10, 13, 17, 108–9, 116, 233n32, 247nn6–7 on marriage and love, 179, 180, 254n5 on moralism, 62, 71 on the prodigal son, 250n25 on reason, 75, 101, 114, 152, 202 on relativism, 21–22, 25–26, 58 resignation of, 207 on science, 112 on sleepy faith, 90 on the university, 111, 246n53 on values, collapse of, 21–22 on Vatican II, 6, 31–35 on witnesses to Christian truth, 15–16 Berdjaev, Nikolai, 166 Bergoglio, Jorge Mario. See Francis, Pope Bergson, Henri, 248n17 Bernanos, George, 89, 249n18 Betocchi, Carlo, 128 biological reductionism, 124–25 blind man of Jericho, 237n37 bodies, 129, 184–85 bonds, freedom as absence of, 117–20, 129, 193, 247n6, 250n25 boredom, existential, 57–58, 138–40, 157–62, 248n8 Brague, Rémi, 18 Carrón, Julián, 25, 167–68 Giussani and, 167–68 painter friend of, 121–22 Catechism of the Catholic Church, 66 creation of soul in, 125 knowledge of God in, 41 Catholic Reformation, 62 Index 263 celibacy, 183–85 Cervantes, Miguel de, 116 Charlie Hebdo attacks, 48–50, 235n1 “Chernobyl effect,” 56, 137–38 Chesterton, G. K., 39 children early Christians and, 29 fear of having, 8–9 marriage as educative for, 187 relationship with, 150–52 understanding of, 151 Christ. See also incarnation affection for, 83, 128, 182, 214, 220 answering human need, 56, 59–64, 67–69, 71, 82, 184, 189 attraction of, 18, 69, 71, 83, 128, 182–83 belonging to the Father, 129–30 on celibacy, 183–85 and the Church, love between, 185–87 the Church as sign of, 239n48 “come and see” (Christ’s words), 63–64 as companion, 128–30 contemporaneousness of, 64–69, 82, 83–85 encountering, 43–46, 47, 63–69, 77–80, 129, 163–64, 211–17, 220–22, 237n34 as historical fact, 85 freedom made possible by, 128–30 fulfillment deriving from, 63–64, 67, 71, 83, 183, 187, 214–15 humanity of, 18 in the “I,” 45–47, 67–68, 78–80, 130, 219 as master-witness, 143 newness of, 214–15 parables of, 27, 93, 117–20, 126, 233n32, 250n25 and the Pharisees, 39 presence of, in suffering, 132–34 real presence of, 64–69, 74, 76, 78, 95, 215–17, 218–20 reduction of, 62, 84 religious sense clarified by, 77–86 seeing, 63–64, 85 as unexpected, 59 unity with, 219–20 values activated by, 24 Christianity. See also testimony, Christian...


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