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Brazil, Fr. Matheus da Silva Bernardes • The text published by the Schoenstatt General Presidium on the official schoenstatt.com website on 10 March 2021 is in keeping with the tone of previous texts, that is, the absence of constructive self-criticism and the complete inability to emphathize with victims of abuse. – Just when we thought that all of the issues around Fr. Joseph Kentenich, the founder of the International Schoenstatt Movement, were beginning to calm down, the emergence of new situations show that the matter is far from closed. ThisRead More
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Editorial schoenstatt.org, Maria Fischer • “Out of respect for the possible victims” and “the Schoenstatt Movement, a great movement that is spread throughout the world, with a very large footprint at the service of the Gospel,” Dr. Stephan Ackermann, the Bishop of Trier — the diocese where the Original Shrine is located and the headquarters for the International Schoenstatt Presidium, where the process for the beatification of Fr. Kentenich is in the diocesan phase — has adopted “a wider focus over the process […] “after debating with academics in variousRead More
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BRASIL, 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 third article Understanding more about Spiritual Abuse, the last in a series of three articles, will examine some of the characteristics of abusive systems so that we can identify situations of spiritual abuse and help and empathize more with the victims who have suffered abuse.  The goal is that with aRead More
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BRAZIL, Luciana Rosas • Following the reaction to the article Abuses in Schoenstatt: a topic to be discussed Abuses in Schoenstatt: a topic for discussion, I realized that it is very important to give continuity to the topic and the debate, creating more knowledge, awareness, and empathy.  In this second article Are we prepared to receive allegations of abuse in Schoenstatt? which is part of a three-part series, we examine some of the difficulties that victims of abuse encountered in denouncing experiences in Schoenstatt and how the structure of the SchoenstattRead More
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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
Ignacio Serrano del Pozo, Chile • The recent information provided by the German newspaper Tagespost, referring to the research of the theologian and historian Alexandra von Teuffenbach, has left a good part of the Schoenstatters confused and discouraged.  The analysis carried out during the pontificate of Pius XII in the Vatican, contains a lot of material about the visitation of Father Sebastian Tromp, among this would be found – according to von Teuffenbach – notes about the conversations of the Dutch Jesuit with Father Joseph Kentenich, as well as lettersRead More
Redacción Schoenstatt.org • “I think a lot of objectivity will be demanded from us”, said Bishop Francisco Pistilli of Encarnación, giving a hint at this time. Today, July 2, 2020, the German newspaper “Die Tagespost”, a traditional Catholic medium, published a note written by historian Alexandra von Teuffenbach, Rome, on documents from the Vatican files from the time of Pius XII, which since March have been available to everyone in the context of Pope Francis’ initiative for greater transparency in the church. These documents contain writings of the visitors SteinRead More
Harald M. Knes, Institute of the Schoenstatt Brothers of Mary  • Since February 21, 2020, it is official from the Church: Mario Hiriart Pulido lived a life in which, with the help of God’s grace, he lived Christian virtues in an outstanding way. I would like to highlight four aspects of his life. — Christian spirituality in a church critical environment Father Joseph Kentenich saw the Church heading towards a time of profound change and renewal. The Founder wanted to help the members of the Schoenstatt Movement and all ChristiansRead More
CHILE, Fr. Juan Pablo Rovegno, National Director • Perhaps now more than ever, Schoenstatt is suffering – within the Universal Church, with her and like her – from one of its deepest crises in the face of sexual abuse and the abuse of power and conscience. The Church and the Movement in Chile are the most affected, with senior representatives having been condemned by Pope Francis and the justice authorities. We publish a text by the Movement director that calls for deep interpretation and conversion. —   “As a family,Read More