Church – Francis – Movements Category

Premiere en Madrid
SPAIN, Paz Leiva • Saturday morning and to the cinema. An unusual plan, but the movie “Madre, ven” is being shown in the center of Madrid and we bought tickets. We are looking forward to it. Some people saw it at the premiere and agree that it is worth it. — We walk from home and arrive in time in front of the Paz Cinema. It’s a sunny but cold day. So, we take our seats, row 6, in the aisle, “right in the middle,” as my mother used toRead More
Villa Devoto
ARGENTINA, Fr. Martín Clavijo • For several years, the parish of San Rafael in Villa Devoto, in whose parish church a picture of the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt was placed on May 31, has celebrated Masses for the novena of their patron saint in a corner of the neighborhood. Nothing spectacular: a crossroads, a small house with an open door, a neighbor who lends a small table and a tablecloth, another who brings a few benches…But isn’t it often the small, the most insignificant that is the origin ofRead More
SYNOD 2021 – 2024 • The General Secretariat of the Synod published on Thursday, October 27, the document for the new continental stage (January to March 2023) of the synodal process of the universal Church initiated by the Pope in 2021. — The text is the result of the summaries of the consultation of the People of God in the first stage of the synodal process and will be the basis of the work and “frame of reference” for “the period of listening, dialogue and discernment of the continental synodalRead More
JMJ Lisboa
WYD LISBON 2023, press release, Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life • The International Preparatory Meeting for World Youth Day Lisbon 2023 concluded n October 19 in Fátima. From October 17-19, the event gathered all the teams of the Local Organizing Committee (COL) of WYD Lisbon 2023, who met with representatives of bishops’ conferences and youth ministry offices from around the world, as well as church movements and religious congregations. The goal is to share, dream, plan and pray together for the next WYD. — The opening session ofRead More
Vaticano
POPE FRANCISCO • At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, the memorial of St. John XXIII, the Holy Father Francis presided at the Eucharistic Celebration in St. Peter’s Basilica on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council. — Pope John XXIII officially opened the Second Vatican Council on October 11, 1962 during a solemn ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica, setting in motion a four-year event that would see the Church open its doors to the world in a process of “updating” (inRead More
Síinodo
Synod on Synodality, www.synod.va – Press Release • The 60th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council is a moment of particular grace also for the Synod, which represents a fruit of that ecumenical assembly, indeed one of its “most precious legacies” (Francis, Apostolic Constitution Episcopalis Communio, Sept. 15, 2018, 1). The Synodus Episoporum, in fact, was instituted by St. Paul VI at the beginning of the fourth and final period of the Council (Sept. 15, 1965), responding to requests made by many council fathers. — The purposeRead More
Sínodo Frascati
SYNOD ON SYNODALITY, press release – www.synod.va •  About 50 participants from all over the world met in Frascati at the John XXIII Centre to listen, dialogue and discern from the Synodal Syntheses produced from the consultation of the People of God. Adopting the method of spiritual conversation, during the twelve days of work, the “experts” wrote the Document for the Continental Stage. At the end of the meeting, Pope Francis met the participants in private audience. — “We come to you, at the end of a unique and extraordinaryRead More
Sinodo
SYNOD ON SYNODALITY  • “We are facing an unprecedented ecclesial dialogue in the history of the Church, not only because of the quantity of responses received or the number of people involved (some want to rely on numbers – which can only be approximate – which may seem limited), but also because of the quality of participation. The process of listening and discernment was certainly not perfect. We know that, but we also know that we are trying to be more and more the image of the synodal Church, weRead More
Audiencia
POPE FRANCIS – MEETING WITH THE SCHOENSTATT FATHERS • On Thursday, September 1, Pope Francis received the participants of the General Chapter of the Schoenstatt Fathers. The Pope emphasized that the mystery of the redemption that Our Lord Jesus Christ has accomplished for all humanity and the whole world has the characteristic note of the Hebrew word berith, covenant, covenant. The blood of Jesus shed on the Cross and offered as a sacrifice of love for all of us (cf. Mk 14:24; 1 Cor 11:25) constituted an irrevocable relationship betweenRead More
Migrantes en Santiago
108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR)• In a new video, Pope Francis speaks of the diversity of faith expressions and devotions as an opportunity to grow in catholicity. In preparation for the 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR), which will be celebrated on the last Sunday of September, the Holy Father invites us to grow together as a Church, realising that many Catholic migrants and refugees revitalise the Christian communities that welcome them.— In the video, you’ll discover the witness of Saint Mary of the LakeRead More