Denver, Colo., Oct 4, 2017 / 05:14 am
The power of Christian beauty and human encounter will be the focus of a leading Communion and Liberation priest as he holds a roundtable discussion and speaking tour of North America this Oct. 9-15.
"Do we Christians still believe in the capacity of the faith we have received to attract those we encounter, and do we believe in the living fascination of its defenseless beauty?" Father Julian Carron asks in his book "Disarming Beauty."
Carron heads Communion and Liberation, the international ecclesial movement which originated in the 1950s under the Italian priest Monsignor Luigi Giussani. The movement focuses on making faith real by living as a Christian presence in community.
His book "Disarming Beauty," published in 2017 from Notre Dame Press, considers the Church's relevance to modern society's most pressing challenges. From terrorism to consumerism, so-called "rights culture" to marriage and family, the book examines the plight of our current world and invites Christians to respond, not from a place of fear, but from the joy of their original encounter with the living person of Christ.