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FRANCIS ON APOSTOLATE • “In order to summarize in one word the action of the Church, the term “pastoral” is often used. And to evaluate our pastoral, we must compare ourselves with the model, with Jesus, Jesus the Good Shepherd,” said Pope Francis in his second catechesis on the apostolate. “He is the Good Shepherd who is not content with caring for the sheep who are in the flock, but who, without measuring the sacrifices, goes in search of those who are far away and lost. We too are calledRead More
celo apostólico
POPE FRANCES, cycle of catechesis dedicated to the “passion for evangelization” • The Pope speaks about Schoenstatt! How many times it has been the reason for thousands of messages on social networks and great enthusiasm to hear the Holy Father say the word “Schoenstatt”, “Kentenich”, “covenant” … Meanwhile, Pope Francis has also spoken several times to Schoenstatt, the milestone being what he said at the Jubilee audience in 2014. And now he has done it again. He speaks about Schoenstatt and will speak for several weeks about Schoenstatt, that is,Read More
Escuela de padres
SPAIN, Pilar Martín Moreno • Asterix (you probably know the French comic series by René Goscinny) lives around the year 50 BC in a fictional village in northwestern Gaul. It is the only part of the country not conquered by Julius Caesar, and is therefore surrounded by four Roman camps. In many Asterix books, the main plot is the attempt of the Roman army to occupy the village, but they do not succeed. This village is invincible because it has a druid who makes a magic potion that makes themRead More
Sínodo
Synod on synodality, press release • The meeting of the Presidents and Coordinators of the Continental Assemblies gathered in Rome on 28-29 November to prepare together the Continental Assemblies, which are the culminating moment of the second stage of the Synod process 2021-2024, concludes this morning. The meeting took place at the offices of the General Secretariat of the Synod. — “I feel gratitude and wonder. I have heard the testimony of a living Church!” was what Cardinal Mario Grech expressed at the end of the meeting, “The sharing ofRead More
bolsas de caridad
ECUADOR, Maria Fischer • “The Catholic Church, which through this Ecumenical Council holds high the torch of religious truth, wants to show herself as the loving mother of all, kind, patient, full of mercy and goodness…”. It has been 60 years since these words of St. John XXIII were heard at the opening of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council. This loving Church Mother of all is experienced in hundreds and hundreds of corners of the world. We experience, concretely and with our hands, in front of the shrine in Quito,Read More
Síinodo
Synod on Synodality, www.synod.va – Press Release • The 60th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council is a moment of particular grace also for the Synod, which represents a fruit of that ecumenical assembly, indeed one of its “most precious legacies” (Francis, Apostolic Constitution Episcopalis Communio, Sept. 15, 2018, 1). The Synodus Episoporum, in fact, was instituted by St. Paul VI at the beginning of the fourth and final period of the Council (Sept. 15, 1965), responding to requests made by many council fathers. — The purposeRead More
Sínodo Frascati
SYNOD ON SYNODALITY, press release – www.synod.va •  About 50 participants from all over the world met in Frascati at the John XXIII Centre to listen, dialogue and discern from the Synodal Syntheses produced from the consultation of the People of God. Adopting the method of spiritual conversation, during the twelve days of work, the “experts” wrote the Document for the Continental Stage. At the end of the meeting, Pope Francis met the participants in private audience. — “We come to you, at the end of a unique and extraordinaryRead More
bolsas de caridad
ECUADOR, María Fischer • Actually, they have long been pilgrims, part of Schoenstatt’s popular and pilgrimage movement. They come to the Shrine (at least) once a month or perhaps more often, some even every Sunday. They seek an encounter with God, with Mary, the Mother of Grace, who is also the Bread Mother, as Father Joseph Kentenich made clear in the Dachau concentration camp. There, during the time of famine, he pointed out that as a mother, she not only cares for the spiritual well-being of her children, but alsoRead More
Sinodo
SYNOD ON SYNODALITY  • “We are facing an unprecedented ecclesial dialogue in the history of the Church, not only because of the quantity of responses received or the number of people involved (some want to rely on numbers – which can only be approximate – which may seem limited), but also because of the quality of participation. The process of listening and discernment was certainly not perfect. We know that, but we also know that we are trying to be more and more the image of the synodal Church, weRead More
bolsas de caridad
ECUADOR, Fr. Rafael Amaya / María Fischer • What makes a shrine a shrine, we ask ourselves these days when we read the latest news from Santa Cruz do Sul. The architecture? No. Any ecclesiastical law? Partly. Any norm for the number of pilgrims, for the offering of sacraments, preaching, attention to pilgrims? According to the 1999 Vatican norm, yes. In Schoenstatt? None of this can be applied, since it is an internal way of calling those chapels built all over the world, but also parts of the home, theRead More