Julián Carrón launches North American Book Tour at Notre Dame

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Father Julián CarrónFather Julián Carrón

On October 9, Father Julián Carrón, leader of the global ecclesial movement Communion and Liberation, will launch the North American book tour for his recently published volume Disarming Beauty: Essays on Faith, Truth, and Freedom at the University of Notre Dame. The Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture is organizing and hosting this event.


Disarming Beauty, which is part of the Catholic Ideas for a Secular World series, has received wide critical acclaim. America magazine called it, “the book Christians should read instead of 'The Benedict Option.'" The National Catholic Reporter said that Disarming Beauty is a “work of evangelization for our time.” Crux conducted a lively interview with Carron at his residence in Milan, Italy.  And the Catholic News Agency says the book examines the plight of our current world and invites Christians to respond—not from a place of fear, but from the joy of their original encounter with the living person of Christ. 


The book launch and signing at Notre Dame will begin at 6:00pm in McKenna Hall. The roundtable discussion will feature Carrón, Ross Douthat (columnist, New York Times), Paolo Carozza (Kellogg Institute, Notre Dame), and Ernest Morrell (Center for Literacy Education, Notre Dame).


The event is free and open to the public.


Father Carrón will also participate in book events in Denver, Colorado (October 10); Houston, Texas (October 11); New York, NY (October 13); Montreal, Canada (October 14); and Washington, DC (October 15).


For more information, contact: Kathryn Pitts, pitts.5@nd.edu, 574.631.3267.