dignity Tag

FRANCIS IN ROME • At the end of the Stations of the Cross, presided by Pope Francis this Good Friday at the Roman Colisseum, he spoke a prayer he had composed for this occasion, titled: O Cross of Crist. It is an invitation to see where we see the Cross of Christ in the realities of our world, here and now, in 2016, and to find our place at the cross, as Jesus` disciples. Here is the Vatican translation of a prayer composed and recited by Pope Francis at thisRead More
FRANCIS IN MEXICO, by Marcelo José Garza Gómez (2) • On Tuesday, 16 February, I had the opportunity, along with another fifty youths, to participate in the encounter Pope Francis had with the youths of Mexico. The experience was indescribable, tickets were obtained exactly one week before the encounter, and along with twenty other crazy Schoenstatt Youths from Monterrey, we traveled all of Monday night to arrive at the event. Upon entering the stadium everything changed We arrived in the morning, and it was a long wait, the sun wasRead More
schoenstatt.org editorial team• Usually, the schoenstatt.org editorial team is sincerely happy with every comment made about an article, whether written publically on the page or sent only to the editorial team. However during the days before Christmas, a true avalanche of comments arrived that concern us and challenged our commitment of taking our readers’ dialogue seriously, who we always see as collaborators since they contribute their interest, time and also their questions and comments. It is about the Original Shrine’s door– a door that on 13 December opened as aRead More
POPE FRANCIS IN AFRICA, Sarah-Leah Pimentel • Pope Francis’s message in the Central African Republic (CAR) was a call to peace and encouragement for the people of this war torn country to find healing and reconciliation. This leg of the Pope Francis’ trip was possibly the most dangerous. In a country reeling from various waves of violence between the mostly Muslim Seleka rebels and the predominately Christian anti-balaka vigilante groups, there were real fears that Pope Francis could be targeted. To protect him, UN troops, 900 members of a FrenchRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME • The right to rest, pension, assistance to mothers, among other labour rights, “based on the nature of the human person and on his transcendent dignity” were the key themes of Pope Francis’ address on Saturday, 7 September, in St. Peter’s Square, to 23,000 members of the Italian National Institute for Social Security (INPS) — on the same day when some 130 participants of the CIEES (Iberian-American Congress for Schoenstatt Executives and Businesspeople) met in Monterrey, Mexico to discuss the topic of living a covenant culture inRead More