Evangelii Gaudium Tag

POPE FRANCIS  • “Today we celebrate World Mission Sunday under the theme: “Mission at the heart of the Christian Faith.” I urge everyone to live the joy of the mission, witnessing to the Gospel wherever they live and work. At the same time, we are called to give support by our care and concrete help to the missionaries who have gone out to proclaim Christ to those who still do not know him.” After recalling World Mission Sunday celebrated on 22 October, Pope Francis called an extraordinary missionary month forRead More
VATICAN/G20, MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS TO THE G20 • While cars were burning in Hamburg’s streets, businesses looted and stones were flying, and the “most powerful man in the world” was absent from the consultations of the heads of government of the most powerful economic, and hence political, nations on climate change, a man “from the end of the world” addressed a message to the hostess of the summit conference and its participants. Modest, yet passionate, his message is probably well known to all of us from his encyclical EvangeliiRead More
By Fr Egon M. Zillekens, Rector, and Maria Fischer • The pictures of the floods threatening the Original Shrine, and Msgr Peter Wolf’s courageous rescue operations, are still fresh in the minds – and on Saturday, 25th June, the Wambach again broke its banks after cloudbursts, but this time it was worse than before. Within minutes a brown, muddy mess poured from the Wambach valley along the roads leading to the Original Shrine. The water was knee-high in front of the Old House, and poured into the Original Shrine, reachingRead More
PARAGUAY, Catholic University Missions (MUC) 2016, by Melanie Wenger • This year during Holy Week for the last time, I returned to a town very far from home called Buena Vista. Buena Vista does not have luxuries; it is not full of automobiles or people walking hurriedly, there are no businesses on every corner, and you do not hear the honking of those going to work. There are no city comforts; you do not see large crowds of people on the move. It might be said it is a townRead More
PARAGUAY, by José Aníbal Argüello • During the recent Holy Week, 950 youths, the majority of them Paraguayan and those from Brazil, Chile, Argentina, among others, have participated in the Catholic University Missions. We confirmed our Faith, responding to the call that was manifested to us in different ways and through different people to take the message of joy, salvation, hope and love to the people as Christ entrusted to us. “Go therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and ofRead More
FRANCIS IN MEXICO, by Gabriela de la Garza Maldonado and Maria Fischer • The last day of Pope Francis’ visit to Mexico, once again, he reached out to the periphery: a prison, and then to the border, where year after year thousands of migrants cross in search of a better future. “I am coming to the end of my visit to Mexico. I could not leave without greeting you and celebrating with you the Jubilee of Mercy.” One must savor this phrase. The Pope went to this prison not forRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME • “Then, suddenly, the Spirit blew over Paul VI Hall. With all of the synod fathers and during the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Synod of Bishops, Pope Francis announced the urgency of a “healthy decentralisation” of the Church that results in a “conversion of the papacy” and the authority of the Church, where first and foremost, the people of God are heard,” who “participate in Christ’s prophetic office.” One of the many comments in the international press on Pope Francis’ speech during the ceremonyRead More
FRANCISCO in the USA, schoenstatt.org with press agencies • A challenging historical conference from a Church that sets out to encounter those who control the destiny of the planet and of millions of people. It was a conference filled with political impact similar to the visits to Strasbourg and Paraguay, in an encounter with those who build society. The address was broadcast live in full around the world, not only in the church media but also on TN24 in Argentina and Phoenix in Germany. For the first time, a Pope spokeRead More
ARGENTINA, by Esteban Pitarro, Aleteia.org •   Francis, The Joy Which Emerges from the People. A reflection shared from Evangelii Gaudium, [Francisco: la alegría que brota del pueblo] edited in Buenos Aires by the Publishing House Santa Maria, presents an enriching look together with the most “pragmatic” document of Pope Francis. The idea of having a book on the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, came from the bosom of the Thomas More Group, an association of laymen who are devoted to the evangelization of world politics and for whom one ofRead More
Today’s answer: Alejandro Blanco Araujo, Ph.D. Member of the Schoenstatt Federation of Diocesan Priests (Schönstatt-Priesterbund), Argentina. Director for the Movement in Argentina. Pedagogical director for the Estrada Institute – City Bell (Schoenstatt school). Professor of the Philosophy of Religion at Del Salvador University, Buenos Aires  • Six months into the pilgrimage through the second century of the covenant of love….what is your dream for this Schoenstatt in who we are and where we find ourselves in the church and in the world, and in our mission? I dream of aRead More