Communication Category

HOLY YEAR OF MERCY – POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE FOR THE 50TH WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY • “Communication and Mercy: a fruitful encounter” is the title of Pope Francis’ message for World Communications Day 2016 which was presented on 22 January at the Holy See’s Press Office. The message was symbolically signed by the Holy Father on 24 January 2016, on the feast of St. Francis de Sales, the patron saint of journalists. The 50th World Communications Day will be celebrated on 8 May 2016. It’s a message that brings us joyRead More
Interview with Aleix Forcada Zamora • The 3MR project is an initiative of the Schoenstatt Movement’s Madrid youths; its aim was the realization of a non-profit film production seeking to spread Christian values. This film – which was just released – is inspired by M. Raymond’s, O.C.S.O, book, Three Religious Rebels. Aleix Forcada is the director of the project, and the editors of interviewed him. How did the idea of the film emerge? I suppose that it is the result of several currents of life that have been maturingRead More
ACIpress • A group of youths of the Madrid (Spain) Schoenstatt Movement has taken the life of “Three Religious Rebels” to the big screen; it is a novel that relates the renewal of the Cistercian Order on behalf of Saints Roberto de Molesmes, Alberico and Esteban who struggled to recuperate the poverty, simplicity and austerity of early monastic time, confronting misunderstanding from the other the monasteries. The movie is an adaptation of the book with the same title by M. Rayond, and in it the director, Aleix Forcada, affirms thatRead More
SPAIN, Jesús Colina. Once again, Pope Francis has been selected “Man of the Year” by the media in 2014. In the second year of his pontificate, the recognition has been made by the Spanish Daily Newspaper ABC. “Throughout 2014, his figure has grown to the point of being profiled as a ‘Pope of the world’ and not only for Catholics, and in a much more brief time span than John Paul II,” explains ABC upon giving the reasons for his selection (CF. “Pope Francis, man of the Year”).Read More
AUSTRIA, mda. “Our aim was to design a page for people who want to know: What is Schoenstatt actually all about?” That was Susi Mitter’s answer when she was asked for the idea behind the new design of the national internet page of the Schoenstatt Movement in Austria. The creative minds of those responsible for the page, Susi Mitter and Martin Schiffl, spent many hours in front of the monitor screen before the new page saw the light of day in the middle of November. Clear, alive and dynamic, withRead More
ARGENTINA, Juan Ignacio Saravia/mda. A new application for Android cell phones is now available to welcome the 100 years of the Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement.  The application has been available since the 18th of September and it will accompany everyone who downloads it to their cell phones with varied activities until the 18th of October, to reinforce the missionary spirit and that of prayer in a totally special way, with the motto:  “Schoenstatt that sets forth”. The iOS version will be available in a couple of days.  “We have made thisRead More
GERMANY, mda. "In our towns and villages there are courageous and shy people, missionaries or sleeping Christians. There are also many who are searching, even if they don't want to admit it. Each of us is called, each has been sent out. However, this does not mean that the place of this calling is the parish centre. It doesn't mean that its moment will necessarily take place in the comfort of a parish event. God's call can reach us just as well at the assembly line, the office, the supermarketRead More
NOTICELAM. The Pontifical Council of Social Communications and the Department of Mission and Spirituality of CELAM are already transforming this alliance into a classic to accompany the South American continent’s bishops in their training in communication.  In this case, it is about the two upcoming seminars:  one for the bishops from Bolivia and Peru, from September 1st – 4th, in Cocabamba; and the other for bishops from Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela, from September 6th – 8th, in Bogotá.  Both propose the same theme that already runs through the inner workingsRead More
org. “Communication at the service of an authentic culture of encounter” is the title of Pope Francis' Message on the 48th World Communications Day, the only world day established by Vatican Council II, which is celebrated the Sunday prior to the Feast of Pentecost, and which this year falls on 1 June.  The message is date 24 January, the feast of St. Francis de Sales, the patron saint of communicators.  Already in January, the administrators have taken the title and content of Pope Francis' message as the guide forRead More
VATICAN, red. A “cleaner” more agile, straightforward, and above all, more accessible and informative website describes the Holy See’s ( new remodeled webpages introduced online May 2nd.  Read More