Brendan Leahy and Hubertus Blaumeiser
It cannot be denied that the Church today is going through a profound crisis. The causes are various and those caused by scandals from within are not the least. Still, to the question: ‘What can we do to improve the Church?’, Mother Teresa strikingly answered ‘Just start! It’s up to you and me.’
Chiara Lubich sees the Church as a living reality, an event of communion, and she gives a stimulating answer to the question, ‘What is the Church?’ She responds that it is not a ‘what’ but a ‘who’ because the Church is Jesus in the midst of his people. And the task of the Church is to be, within humanity, a catalyst for unity.