"Time flies by but in the memory, the strength of a presence that is more alive than ever is neither weakened nor paled.
"Monsignor Giussani, in the mystery of the love of God, is with us and among us. He is with us with that passion for Christ that has fascinated, animated and guided all of his life."
"Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction," ... "They represent without any stretch, the synthesis of the experience, thought, apostolate and the entire life of this Ambrosian priest."
... "The passion for Christ in Don Giussani has always been, without the least interruption, passion for the Church, adherence to the Church, life in the Church and for the Church.
"It has been at least a happy coincidence, and certainly something very pleasing to him, that the earthly existence of Don Giussani has ended on the feast of the Chair of St. Peter."