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Giussani's call to Christ and the Church. This call brought with it the need to preserve a unity with those in authority and within the community. The crisis was long and painful. Already by 1966 two opposing groups had been formed. In 1968, finally, many of those GS leaders thought they had found in the ideals that hegemonized the so-called "student movement" the complete fulfillment of their commitment to faith. In their view, faith should become a personal motive for action and commitment, which would then be oriented according to the most appropriate "analyses" and most suitable lines for practice, above and beyond any concern for learning or for the Church.
The Christian experience, for those who abandoned GS, no longer took the form of an integral religious event in which the dimension of social commitment is an inseparable consequence, but that of a "stimulus" to commitment. GS thus split in two, suffering a serious hemorrhage. The whole world of Catholic associations fell apart in those years. But for the young people who stayed 52 A MOVEMENT IN THE CHURCH with Msgr. Giussani, that crisis also marked the beginning of a new, clearer and more certain phase of their original experience.
For this reason, it seems to me, a charism generates a social phenomenon not as something planned but as a movement of persons who have been changed by an encounter; who tentatively make the world, the environment, and the circumstances that they encounter more human. 4. FUNDAMENTAL PEDAGOGICAL LINES CL has always been defined as an ecclesiastical movement of education in the faith. But what are the basic traits of this education? What are the essential steps in Msgr Giussani's educational method?
Communion and Liberation: A Movement in the Church by Davide Rondoni