Church – Francis – Movements Category

PARAGUAY, Father Antonio Cosp. On February 23rd, three days before traveling to Rome, thirty-five Schoenstatt Fathers of Father’s Region (Argentina, Italy, Nigeria, Paraguay and Uruguay) met with the Cardinal in the Curia of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires. I was grateful to con-celebrate with him for the first time in his cathedral. We came from Florencio Varela in different automobiles and at different times. He welcomed each group at the door, and he led us into a simple hall. There was a brief introduction, and he made himself available forRead More
org. From now on we will publish statements of Pope Frances as our "door to the week" for each step on our way in the everyday life of our pilgrimage. They are statements from the previous week, statements that will inspire us to become increasingly missionary pilgrims, who live in solidarity, who are poor, joyful, open and simple pilgrims who pray for renewal - in and with the Church - renewal in the genuine spirit of the covenant. Without humility there is neither effective service nor inner and genuine renewal.Read More
TOGETHER FOR EUROPE, Aurelio Molé. Representatives of movements and Christian communities gathered in Rome in preparation for the great European event of May 12, 2012 in Brussels. We are publishing an interview with Severin Schmid, Focolare Movement.      Read More
SCOTLAND, Fr. Michael Savage. For members of Schoenstatt this was a welcome return to the old Schoenstatt home at Ardmory in Langside Glasgow. As we walked up the front path there was a sense of coming home. The afternoon conference brought together members from the Focolare, the community of the risen Christ and Schoenstatt.      Read More
INTERNATIONAL, Sant’Egidio. 11 September 2001 -  11 September 2011. In Munich, in connection with Ground Zero in New York, a global memory collects the major world religions.        Read More
Sant’Egidio. "The spirit of Assisi comes to Monaco", announced last July 7 in Monaco card. Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of the city, in a press briefing, held together with representatives of the Community of Sant'Egidio, which for 25 years - since the Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi in 1986 - promoted every year, meetings of dialogue and collaboration between leaders of Christian churches and of great world religions, picking up this legacy.Read More
INTERNATIONAL, mkf. Holy Cross Family Ministries invite youth and all people with youthful hearts to join in a worldwide campaign of prayer, FIRM IN FAITH WITH MARY, praying the Rosary for World Youth Day on Saturdays from the beginning of May until WYD takes place in August.The initiator and Director of Holy Cross Family Ministries, Fr. James Phalan, who recently visited Schoenstatt to entrust this campaign to Our Lady of Schoenstatt, says: "With your help and the help of others in the Church throughout the world, we have, through God'sRead More
ROME, Elisabeth and Bernhard Neiser. The Pontifical Council for the Family wants to start a continuous process of communication between bishops, Church hierarchy, laity, and spiritual movements. For this, representatives from all over the world were invited for the Congress "The Christian Family, Subject of Evangelization" (La famiglia Cristiana, soggetto di evangelizzazione.) 200 people from 38 countries and 5 continents accepted the invitation, including 13 bishops and 7 staff of the Pontifical Council for the Family. The Congress met from the 25th to the 27th of November in Rome andRead More
USA, Enrique Soros. "In addition to being faithful to their charisms, the primary role of the Movements is to spread the Gospel, transform the sparks into fire, sow the seeds of evangelization, and water them," Cardinal-designate Wuerl enthusiastically affirmed at the homily of the annual Mass organized by the Association of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities in the Archdiocese of Washington, on October 31st, 2010, in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception crypt that was filled with members and friends of those communities.Read More
ARGENTINA, Carlos Ferré. It was an historic moment for the "John Paul II" Center for Studies of Church Social Doctrine. This program emerged as a common experience of members from different movements and institutions of the Catholic Church in Argentina. The first group of students graduated with a Master's Degree in Church Social Doctrine in South America. The conferring of degrees and the granting of diplomas to the first fifteen students took place in the "Manuel Belgrano" auditorium of the Argentine chancery.    Read More