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GERMANY, Maria Fischer • During a solemn Pontifical High Mass in the packed  Fulda Cathedral on Sunday, 31 March 2019, Bishop Dr Michael Gerber (49) was inaugurated into his office as spiritual leader of the Diocese of Fulda by the competent Metropolitan, Archbishop Hans-Josef Becker (Paderborn). Two thousand people took part in the Mass in and around the Fulda Cathedral, among them many members of the Schoenstatt Movement in the diocese of Fulda and from all over Germany and beyond. Schoenstatters from Austria, Bolivia, USA and Argentina followed the ceremoniesRead More
VATICAN, Pamela Fabiano • Peace be with you: the Holy Father’s trips on the road to peace in the world. Where do we, as Schoenstatters, begin to foster a culture of peace? — Pope Francis’ 28th international trip on Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31, is to Morocco. This papal trip to Africa is “in continuity” with the one Pope Francis took to the United Arab Emirates in February, a few months after the adoption in Marrakesh of the United Nations Global Compact for Migration, to meet with theRead More
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