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COVENANT SOLIDARITY WITH POPE FRANCIS • Pope Francis wanted to express his closeness to the Islamic community in New Zealand, who was shaken by a terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch last Friday, 15 March, in which 49 people were killed. “In these days, in addition to the pain of wars and conflicts that do not cease to afflict humanity, there have been the victims of the horrible attack against two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand,” Pope Francis said during the Angelus on Sunday 17 March in St. Peter’sRead More
GERMANY, Press Office Fulda Diocese, Maria Fischer • A great celebration for the whole of the diocese of Fulda is approaching: On Sunday, 31 March, the new Bishop of Fulda, Dr Michael Gerber (49) will be solemnly installed as Bishop in Fulda Cathedral. The installation takes place at 3 p.m. by the competent Metropolitan, Archbishop Hans-Josef Becker (Paderborn), in the framework of solemn High Mass. HR-TV will broadcast the service live from Fulda Cathedral. More than a thousand guests are expected to attend. – The Apostolic Nuncio to Germany, ArchbishopRead More
ARGENTINA, Ana E. Anello • A celebration for the whole diocese and especially for the Fr. Joseph Kentenich Vocational Circle! The priestly ordination of Alejandro Sardi and Pablo Boffa was a real celebration.— The Fr. Kentenich Vocational Circle began in Argentina on 5 May 1983, and meet on the first Thursday of May to pray for an awakening of priestly, religious, lay vocations, thereby cooperating with the life of the church. Its members in San Luis want to offer their loyal and faithful observation of duty and a life ofRead More
GERMANY, Editorial team • Pope Francis has appointed the Auxiliary Bishop of Freiburg, Dr Michael Gerber (48) the new Bishop of Fulda. This was announced simultaneously on Thursday (13.12) in Rome, Fulda and Freiburg. As a result Michael Gerber becomes the successor of Bishop Heinz-Josef Algermissen, whose resignation after seventeen years in office in Fulda was accepted on 5 June by Pope Francis. Michael Gerber, who is a member of the Institute of Schoenstatt Diocesan Priests, thus becomes the youngest bishop of a German diocese. — In his first reactionRead More
Synod on the Youth, Editorial team • The two Schoenstatters present at the Synod on the Youth, Fr. Alexandre Awi and Lucas Galhardo, sent a video message to the entire International Family. —   Message from Fr. Alexandre: At the end of the Bishops’ Synod on the Youth, we are very happy to send a very special greeting to the entire Schoenstatt Family allover the world. For us it was a great joy to accompany this Synod and to also bring the presence of our spirituality, our Movement, and thusRead More
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Editorial column • We have never seen anything like this before. Opening the Schoenstatt Twitter and social media accounts, we are confronted by a wave of disillusioned and hateful comments about our beloved movement. We understand. These are like the comments one finds about the Church in the press, social networks and interactions between believers and non-believers. The Catholic Church is once again suffering the fallout as a result of the storm of allegations of sexual abuse and the abuse of power and conscience. — Our beloved Schoenstatt has alsoRead More
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES, Fr. José Luis Correa/Maria Fischer • “The World Meeting of Families has given great hope and encouragement that families are growing more and more conscious of their own irreplaceable role in passing the faith. Passing on the faith essentially takes place in the family; the faith is passed on in everyday speech, the language of the family,” Pope Francis said on Sunday, 26 August, in his meeting with the bishops from Ireland, after a two day gathering with families from allover the world and with theRead More
DILEXIT ECCLESIAM, Editorial board (jz.pjmg.mf) • We ask for forgiveness. We ask for forgiveness for the abuse of power, the abuse of conscience and sexual abuse committed by the Church. We are the Church. A prayer for forgiveness spoken by Pope Francis during the penitential act at the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families. Our hearts break when we hear this good shepherd asking for forgiveness, not just in general terms, but precisely where it hurts, concretely and painfully, mentioning each form of abuse by name. We askRead More
CHILE, Fr. Juan Pablo Rovegno • We share “a text to reflect on the ecclesial moment we are experiencing in light of our spirituality”, by Fr. Juan Pablo Rovegno, the Director of the Schoenstatt Movement in Chile. Given the importance of the topic and the way it has been handled, we decided, with the author’s permission, to publish it on Schoenstatt.org . Dear family, I wanted to share the content of a talk from two Family retreat days that I was asked to lead: the Family from Valle de Maria (Maipo area) lastRead More
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DILEXIT ECCLESIAM, Sarah-Leah Pimentel • I read the news and was horrified. Not again. Boston in 2002. The mass resignation of the Chilean bishops earlier this year after they admitted to covering up cases of abuse. The many reports of the years in Irish institutions, a possible case in a parish I once belonged to but we never found out if or how it was resolved, the story of a friend who didn’t know how to deal with the brokenness of her spouse who revealed to her after their marriageRead More