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abusos
BRAZIL, Luciana Rosas • Following the reaction to the article Abuses in Schoenstatt: a topic to be discussed, I realized that it is very important to give continuity to the topic and the debate, creating more knowledge, awareness, and empathy. This new analysis will be divided into three articles that will be published weekly, namely: Speaking about the comments, so that we can deepen the conversation about the most recurring themes in the comments published in schoenstatt.org when the first article was published; Are we prepared to receive allegations of abuseRead More
Luciana Rosas, Brazil • In light of all the discussions around the accusations involving Fr. Joseph Kentenich, the founder of the Schoenstatt Movement, and especially the way in which the issue has been handled in various Schoenstatt circles, including the General Presidium, it is absolutely necessary to start a dialogue and discussion about the issue of ‘abuse’ in Schoenstatt in an open, transparent, and objective manner. A lot has been said about sexual abuse — and rightly so, due to its effects on people’s lives and because, in general, itRead More
feminista
María de los Ángeles Miranda Bustamante, Chile, journalist • Cecilia Sturla, a Schoenstatt specialist in feminism and the Church: “I am not a feminist despite being Catholic. I am a feminist because I am Catholic”. This Argentinean academic, member of the Schoenstatt Institute of Families, offers conferences and writes articles on women’s rights in society and, particularly, in the Church, where women, today more than ever, should have “voice and vote”. Today we share part of the interview that she gave to the program “Arreglando al Mundo” (Fixing the World),Read More
Economy of Francesco
ECONOMY OF FRANCESCO • The Economy of Francesco,​ an international event featuring young economists and entrepreneurs from all over the world, will kick off on Thursday​ 19 November and will be live streamed on the francescoeconomy.org portal. It has been confirmed that, to conclude this three-day event, Pope​ Francis will virtually participate with a video message to the young participants connected online with the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi. For the occasion, on 21​ November at 11 pm (Italian time), the monument to Christ​ the Redeemer in Rio deRead More
General Presidency, P. Juan Pablo Catoggio • On behalf of the General Presidency, Father Juan Pablo Catoggio sends greetings to the entire Schoenstatt Family on this very special October 18th, which we celebrate worldwide in the context of the pandemic, the debate on Father Kentenich, and a few days after the publication of “Fratelli Tutti”, the the universal Church’s call to live a Covenant Culture between all peoples, cultures, and social classes. Father Juan Pablo Catoggio asks the MTA and all of us, that the Covenant of Love become moreRead More
P. Alejandro Blanco
Official Communique, Heinrich Brehm (Media Commission, Schoenstatt)• This summer, the General Presidium of the International Schoenstatt Work established an international research group intended to ensure a coordinated, joint investigation of key themes and processes in the history of Schoenstatt that led to the exile of Schoenstatt’s founder, Father Joseph Kentenich, in Milwaukee. The members of the research group were officially appointed at the Presidium meeting on October 12, 2020.— The goal is to develop a critical edition of various texts and ways of acting of Father Joseph Kentenich in keepingRead More
BRAZIL, Ana Paula Paiva • On September 27, the so-called E-Kentenich was held in Brazil: a virtual initiative of study groups on the thought of the father and founder. It was the third meeting of the cycle of studies for the year 2020, and the topic revolved around the new social order, motivated by the writings on the social thought of Father Joseph Kentenich, prepared by Father Humberto Anwandter.— E-Kentenich: Initiative for a Continental Country. The E-Kentenich emerged as a response for the Brazilian Schoenstatt Family, especially with regard toRead More
Patricio Young, Chile • The educational issue is very important in our Schoenstatt family for the mission. That is why it deserves permanent reflection from different points of view. — From education is where significant signs should be marked, such signs should generate paths of inclusion, that seek to overcome the discrimination and social gap that we have within us and that conforms us as a caste, exactly what Fr. Kentenich never wanted. “We have to begin by overcoming this caste pride or caste treatment in our midst; I intentionallyRead More
Interview with Ignacio Suazo Zepeda on “Our Table: Dialogues for Chile” (NM) • In the context of the Chilean social crisis, resulting from the social explosion of October 18, and close to initiating a process of approval or rejection of a new constitution for the country, the Catholic University of Chile and the Catholic Voices Foundation have called 60 personalities to talk about the great challenges of these times. This dialogue will take place during three months around nine thematic tables: “the city, poverty and segregation”, “economic and working life”,Read More
SPAIN, Paz Leiva and Miguel Angel Rubio • In spite of everything that has happened since July 1st, the first Workshop on the Social Thought of Father Kentenich in Spain has ended. A door was opened in the month of February. We read an article by Rafael Mascayano on schoenstatt.org and I wrote a comment. — As a result of this comment, Rafael offered us material to set up a workshop in Spain. We are left with the idea: “but we cannot teach a workshop that is not ours, withoutRead More