Disarming Beauty

Julián Carrón

The only way to truth is through freedom

History is the space of dialogue in freedom; this does not mean an empty space, void of proposal for life, because nothing can live off of nothingness. Nobody can stand, have a constructive relationship with reality, without something that makes life worth living

Live Streams:

Disarming Beauty in Notre Dame: A Dialogue on Faith, Truth and Freedom – Video Recording of the Oct 9th Event

Disarming Beauty in Houston: A Dialogue on Faith, Truth and Freedom – Video Recording of the Oct 11th Event

Disarming Beauty in New York City: A Dialogue on Faith, Truth and Freedom – Video Recording of the Oct 13th Event at The Sheen Center

About

The Book

First published in Europe, Disarming Beauty is an engaging and thought-provoking collection of essays about the most pressing questions of contemporary society.

Carrón offers a broad diagnosis of the challenges in society, and then introduces their implications in the context of families, schools, workplaces, and political communities. In a dialogue with his audience, he inspires and encourages them to lay out a new path for the Catholic Church and the world. Throughout his essays, Carrón addresses the most pressing questions today and provides insights that will interest everyone, from the most devout to the firm nonbeliever. Grappling with the interaction of Christian faith and modern culture, Carrón treats in very real and concrete ways what is essential to maintaining and developing Christian faith, and he invites an ongoing conversation about its purpose.

The Author

Julián Carrón is a Spanish Catholic priest, theologian and author. Fr Carrón is a regular op-ed contributor, whose input has triggered ongoing conversations around the meaning of faith, truth, and freedom worldwide. His articles have appeared in leading European journals.

In 2005, he was appointed leader of the global ecclesial movement Communion and Liberation, following the death of its founder, Luigi Giussani.

Carron currently resides in Milan and is professor of theology at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart.

Reviews

Carrón offers a broad diagnosis of challenges in society and then introduces their implications in contexts such as families, schools, workplaces, and political communities. In a dialogue with his listeners, he inspires and encourages them to lay out a new path for the Catholic Church and the world.

Religion News Service

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Grappling with the interaction of Christian faith and modern culture, Carrón treats in very real and concrete ways what is essential to maintaining and developing Christian faith, and he invites an ongoing conversation about the meaning of faith, truth, and freedom

– Vatican Insider Reviews

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Carron plumbs the depths of Western Christian precepts and practice as he presents the historical and present context of spiritual life in economics, politics, and culture. Young people have been robbed of transforming personal growth in education. Global terrorism and consumerism are threatening all humanity.

– Ann Byle, Christian Market

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More social criticism than formal theology, this book attacks bankrupt European culture head-on, urging a reinvigorated, theologically informed understanding of education, human relationships, and questions of meaning.

– Library Journal

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Teaching, in Carrón’s view, involves a teacher awakening others to the power of Christ within themselves by testifying to the power of Christ in the teacher’s own life. Politics can be revitalized, he points out, by affirming the other and the common good over any partisan interests.

– Publishers Weekly

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Upcoming Events

 October 9th

Notre Dame, IN

Disarming Beauty: A Conversation with the Author

University of Notre Dame, McKenna Hall @ 6:00 pm

2017-10-09 18:00:00 2017-10-09 19:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Disarming Beauty A Conversation with the Author McKenna Hall, Notre Dame, IN Center for Ethics and Culture info@jcarron.com
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Location – University of Notre Dame, McKenna Hall
Time – 6:00 pm
Co-Sponsor – Center for Ethics and Culture
SpeakersRoss Douthat, NY Times Journalist. Ernest Morrell.
Moderator  – Paolo Carozza.

 October 10th

Denver, CO

Disarming Beauty: A Conversation with the Author

The Denver Press Club @ 7:00 pm

2017-10-10 19:00:00 2017-10-10 20:30:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Disarming Beauty A Conversation with the Author The Denver Press Club, Denver, CO Communion and Liberation info@jcarron.com
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Location – The Denver Press Club
Time – 7:00 pm
Moderator – José Medina
Speakers  – Curtis Martin: Founder and CEO of Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS).Michael Huemer: Philosophy professor at CU, Boulder.

 October 11th

Houston, TX

Disarming Beauty: A Conversation with the Author

University of St. Thomas, Jones Hall @ 6:30 pm

2017-10-11 18:30:00 2017-10-11 19:30:00 America/Chicago Disarming Beauty A Conversation with the Author Jerabeck Center, Houston, TX St.Thomas University info@jcarron.com
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Location – University of St. Thomas, Jones Hall
Time – 6:30 pm
Co-Sponsor – St. Thomas University
Moderator – José Medina
Co-Sponsor – St. Thomas University
Speakers: Dominic Aquila (opening remarks); MJ Khan; Louis Markos; Marlon Hall; Mauro Ferrari.

 October 13th

New York City, NY

Disarming Beauty: A Conversation with the Author

The Sheen Center @ 7:00 pm

2017-10-13 19:00:00 2017-10-13 20:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Disarming Beauty A Conversation with the Author The Sheen Center, New York, NY Crossroads Cultural Center info@jcarron.com
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Location – The Sheen Center
Time – 7:00 pm
Co-Sponsor – Crossroads Cultural Center
Moderator  – Mario Paredes
Speaker  – Julián Carrón

 October 14th

Montreal, QC, Canada

Disarming Beauty: A Conversation with the Author

La Grande Bibliothèque  @ 3:30 pm

2017-10-14 15:30:00 2017-10-14 17:00:00 America/New_York Disarming Beauty A Conversation with the Author Bibliothèque Nationale, Montreal, QC, Canada Bibliothèque Nationale info@jcarron.com
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Location – La Grande Bibliothèque
Time: 3:30 pm
Co-sponsor: La Grande Bibliothèque
Moderator: John Zucchi
Speaker: Anne Leahy; Mark Phillips;

 October 15th

Washington DC

Disarming Beauty: A Conversation with the Author

ICC Center, Georgetown University @ 4:00 pm

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2017-10-15 16:00:00 2017-10-15 17:00:00 America/New_York Disarming Beauty A Conversation with the Author ICC Center, Georgetown University, Washington DC Georgetown University info@jcarron.com
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Location – ICC Center, Georgetown University
Time – 4:00 pm
Co-sponsor – Georgetown University
Moderator – John Carr
Speakers – Nuncio Christophe Pierre

 October 13th

New York City, NY – United Nations HQ

Disarming Beauty: A Conversation with Julián Carrón,  Archbishop Bernardito Cleopas Auza, Amitai Etzioni.

Address to the United Nations Delegates and Diplomats-  @ 3:00 pm

2017-10-13 15:00:00 2017-10-13 17:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Disarming Beauty A Conversation with the Author United Nations HQ, New York, NY United Nations info@jcarron.com
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Location – United Nations Head Quarter
Time – 3:00 pm
Moderator  – Paolo Carozza
Speaker  – Julián Carrón, Archbishop Bernardito Cleopas Auza, Amitai Etzioni

The event is an address to the UN delegates and diplomats. If you need more information because interested please email us at disarmingbeautybook@gmail.com

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Further Readings & Videos

Others Do Not Create Problems for Us; Others Make Us Aware of the Problems We Have

An interview with Julián Carrón
by Ángel L. Fernández Recuero

At the Origin of the Current Crisis is the Destruction of the Human

An interview with Julián Carrón
by Fernando Palmero

The Fascination of an Unarmed Beauty

Notes from the Assembly with the Responsibles of Communion and Liberation in Italy Pacengo di Lazise (Verona)
by Julián Carrón

‘If you don’t think Francis is the cure, you don’t grasp the disease,’ CL head says

An interview with Julián Carrón
by John L. Allen Jr. and Ines San Martin

The Challenge of a True Dialogue After the Attack in Paris

A letter by Julián Carrón
to the editor of Corriere della Sera