Church – Francis – Movements Category

Canadá
CANADÁ / ARGENTINA, Claudia Echenique • On Tuesday, July 26, while I was working at home, I began to watch “out of the corner of my eye” on another monitor the transmission of Pope Francis’ pilgrimage in Canada. I was impressed by his homily, but I was even more impressed when suddenly I saw a picture of the Pilgrim MTA rising above several people… The Blessed Mother was there! — It was an open-air celebration at the Commonwealth Stadium in the city of Edmonton, where some 60,000 people participated, butRead More
Sinodo
SPAIN, Paz Leiva • We began with enthusiasm the work to participate in the diocesan phase of the synod. It was important to participate, to think very well about the questions that were addressed to us, in order to give our opinion on everything that could be necessary for the Church. We are the Church, so we had a unique opportunity to intervene. — No working groups were formed in the parish, still for fear of Covid, but the parishioners were invited to send their proposals and responses. The parishRead More
UNIVERSAL CHURCH, Maria Fischer – with material from the website of the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life • The document has been published, “Catechumenal itineraries for married life. Pastoral guidelines for particular Churches“. The document is an initiative of the “Amoris Laetitia Family Year” and responds to the Holy Father’s desire to offer new paths for preparation for the sacrament of marriage. — “The joy of love that is lived in families is also the jubilation of the Church”: these are the first words of Amoris laetitia,Read More
Dachau Gedenktag
GERMANY, Sr. M. Elinor Grimm / Maria Fischer •  At a church service on the grounds of the Dachau concentration camp memorial site on Sunday, June 12, Cardinal Reinhard Marx emphasized the importance of remembrance and commemoration. In his sermon in the Todesangst-Christi-Kapelle, the Archbishop of Munich and Freising emphasized: “Such a day of remembrance is not only important historically, but also to learn something about our world and to learn something about our faith. That’s Dachau: a place to reassure ourselves about the journey we are on, as humanRead More
unidad
PENTECOST 2022 • Four messages on Pentecost, four messages on unity: On June 3, in the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father Francis received in audience a delegation of young priests and monks of the Eastern Orthodox Churches, giving them four teachings to understand unity – that unity always longed for and always in danger of being turned into an end in itself, into uniformity, and from uniformity into massification and slave spirit. — A message in four parts, which hopefully will be useful for the Pentecost meetings. 1 TheRead More
MTA Devoto
ARGENTINA, Martín J. Clavijo • On May 31st, the Visitation of the Blessed Mother, we enthroned the MTA in our parish of St. Raphael the Archangel, in the neighborhood of Villa Devoto. The conquest of the image, an octagonal picture like the one in the daughter shrines, began as a result of a visit of the Blessed Mother. — The picture of the Blessed Mother belonging to the Federation of Diocesan Priests was with us at the end of October of last year. It was exhibited on the altar ofRead More
Familia
VATICAN, The Opoe Video • The Pope Video for June has just been released with the prayer intention that Francis is entrusting to the entire Catholic Church through the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network. This month, the Holy Father prays “for Christian families around the world; may they embody and experience unconditional love and advance in holiness in their daily lives.” — The family at the center After having dedicated the May video to young people, the three-month Pope Video series about the family continues, created by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer NetworkRead More
padres de Schoenstatt
VATICAN, Cassio Leal • Dear Father Ailton, a few weeks ago, during your visit to Rome and the Vatican, you and four other Schoenstatt Fathers from the Dilectio Patris Vivens ex Sion (Living Love of the Father from Sion) had the opportunity to personally meet Pope Francis. For sure it was an unforgettable and very special moment in your priestly life and one that you will always carry in your memory and heart. Therefore, we would like to know how this conversation with the Holy Father went. — How wasRead More
Stand with Ukraine
EUROPE, Shrines of Europe • The association of the most important European Marian shrines supports Ukraine’s EU accession and calls on Putin to withdraw Russian troops immediately. — In a public writing to the European Parliament, the Shrines of Europe support Ukraine’s wish to join the EU. And in an open letter to Vladimir Putin, the association of the most important European Marian shrines appeals to the Russian president to immediately withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine: “We oppose Russia’s assault on Ukraine and utterly condemn the devastating hostilities carried outRead More
Consagración
POPE FRANCIS – PRAYER FOR PEACE, Editors • At St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, more than 3,000 people watched the ceremony, while another 2,000 gathered in St. Peter’s Square on March 25, the Feast of the Incarnation of the Lord, to support Pope Francis’ initiative. Another gesture by the Pope to end the war. Another strong appeal from Francis to end the conflict “that makes everyone suffer.” All over the world, the faithful gathered in different ways for a global prayer. Also in the Original Shrine in Schoenstatt, as inRead More