Friday, March 14, 2008

landless find a home: so what?

Here's a bit from the article on the event that happened Cleuza and Marcos Zerbini, Landless Workers Movement of São Paulo, Communion and Liberation, and the Cardinal Odilo Scherer Archbishop of Sao Paulo in Brazil:

This an account of a moving event which marks a breakthrough for CL, and in more than South America.

Why is this a breakthrough? How does the witness of this event change us? Is it a breakthrough for us, and why?

2 comments:

clairity said...

It is a sign of the times, like when a Polish cardinal from behind the Iron Curtain was elected Pope.

Freder1ck said...

I'm reminded of something else from our history: To sum up briefly, we could say that those GS leaders, at a certain point, following impulses offered by encounters and readings not suggested by Msgr. Giussani, decided to place their emphasis on a reductive concept of faith. They followed certain theories, which, although not lacking in positive elements, ended up considering Christianity as the occasion for social and political commitment, losing sight of the nature of the original event by which a divine factor entered into human history: Christ and the Church as the only possibility for true salvation (Rondoni, 50-51).