Father Julian Carron, the head of Communione e Liberazione, shared something very difficult with Pope Benedict: Both men were called upon to fill really big shoes, with Carron taking over the leadership of CL after the death of Father Giussani, and Benedict called to follow Pope John Paul II, another larger than life figure. Carron, like Benedict, also has a great ability to find a phrase that captures the essence of an idea or a moment as in these closing words of the statement he released on the news of Benedict's resignation, "a historic moment that is so delicate and decisive." Here is the link to the full text. Needless to say, he better captures the significance of Pope Benedict's decisions, which he calls "fatherly" than did some other commentators!
NCR Email Alerts
Sign up to get NCR updates by email. Existing users: change your preferences here. Enter your email address in the box below and click “Go.”
In This Issue
December 6-19, 2013
- US dioceses solicit responses to synod survey
- Lay group offers proposals to pope's council
- Rick Santorum talks 'The Christmas Candle' and new role as movie-maker
- [Print Only ] Special Section: Spirituality
Not all of our content is online. Subscribe to receive all the news and features you won't find anywhere else.