Francis Tag

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POPE FRANCIS – PRAYER FOR PEACE, Editors • At St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, more than 3,000 people watched the ceremony, while another 2,000 gathered in St. Peter’s Square on March 25, the Feast of the Incarnation of the Lord, to support Pope Francis’ initiative. Another gesture by the Pope to end the war. Another strong appeal from Francis to end the conflict “that makes everyone suffer.” All over the world, the faithful gathered in different ways for a global prayer. Also in the Original Shrine in Schoenstatt, as inRead More
Ucrania
POPE FRANCIS – LET’S PRAY FOR UKRAINE • After praying the Angelus with the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, Feb. 27, Pope Francis renewed his appeal for peace in the face of the war that has raged on Ukrainian territory since the Russian attacks of Feb. 24. — Here his message in the original wording: In recent days we have been shaken by something tragic: war. Time and again we have prayed that this road would not be taken. And let us not stop talking; indeed, letRead More
mein platz
Elke Karmann, Germany • When I read your article “I want everything …”, I thought: How beautiful that someone is writing what is also burning on the nails of many of us Schoenstatters. I, too, have followed with interest the German Synodal Way and the documents prepared for it, especially with regard to women, and I was able to follow most of the discussions and votes of the third plenary assembly of the Synodal Way – thanks to the Internet. As a Schoenstatter, I was especially pleased that Bishop GerberRead More
Año Santo
POPE FRANCIS – JUBILEE 2025, editorial team • In the aftermath of the pandemic, Pope Francis believes that the upcoming Jubilee 2025 can contribute greatly to restoring a climate of hope and trust as a prelude to the renewal and rebirth that we so urgently desire; that is why I have chosen as the motto of the Jubilee, Pilgrims of Hope.” — After the two years of the Covid-19 pandemic that the world has experienced, the Holy Father considers that “the flame of hope that has been given us andRead More
Charlie Paternina Francisco me irrita
By Charlie Paternina, Spain / USA• Yes, Francis irritates me. I do have, however, a minor problem. We have been friends for 20 years. I walked into his office on the second floor of 415 Avenida Rivadavia in Buenos Aires for the first time on June 7th, 2001. I expected it to be a short meeting. “Monsignor – I said very politely – thank you for seeing me. I don’t want to take too much of your time. This is the situation: a generous client of mine has offered toRead More
Kentenich Buch Urteil
GERMANY, Maria Fischer • Not only in Brazil are the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary fighting with legal means – against the city of Santa Cruz do Sul and large parts of the Schoenstatt Movement because of their plans to sell the Schoenstatt grounds and shrine and the planned demolition of the latter – but also in Germany before the courts. Namely for the omission of certain statements in a book that has long since been published and translated against the historian Dr. Alexandra von Teuffenbach and the Bautz publishing house.Read More
sinodalidad
SYNOD ON SYNODALITY 2021 – 2023 • With a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis will inaugurate the Synod on Synodality on October 10. — Pope Francis will officially open the Synod on Synodality at the Vatican with the Celebration of the Eucharist in St. Peter’s Basilica (Sunday, 10 October), preceded by a Moment of Reflection in the Synod’s New Hall (Saturday, 9 October). We all will be able to follow the proceedings in plenary session from 9.00 to 11.00 a.m. in live streaming with tele-radio commentary on VaticanRead More
La Plsata San Pedro
ARGENTINA, Pamela Pagalday / Maria Fischer • On this Covenant Day, September 18, Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Gonzalez enthroned in the Shrine of La Plata (the shrine under the shadow of the cathedral) the image of St. Peter, who reminds us to follow Christ and invites us to serve and love the Church, in harmony and covenant with Pope Francis who today is Peter among us. — The original image of St. Peter (given by the German family in 1965) was stolen during this pandemic. But, Bishop Jorge Gonzalez at theRead More
Santa Cruz de la Sierra
BOLIVIA, Roberto Henestrosa • “On the feast of the Ascension of the Lord, the Church gives us hope where Jesus encourages us to follow him, where the dream of faith prepares our hearts to establish our eternal dwelling place next to the Father.” — This was a touching prologue by Bishop Braulio Sáes on the autumn morning of Sunday, May 16, with calm and warm weather. However, this homeland burns with anxiety to be blessed as our shrine. It is physically ready, but the Blessed Mother prepares those hearts forRead More
Enrique Shaw
ARGENTINA, Maria Fischer • On 24 April, Pope Francis authorized the promulgation of the decree by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, which recognizes the heroic virtues of Servant of God Enrique Ernesto Shaw, a Catholic lay person, businessman and family man. Shaw was born on 26 February 2021 in Paris (France) and died in Buenos Aires (Argentina) on 27 August 1962. He is probably the first business person on the path to beatification. — Enrique Shaw, born on 26 February 1921, lost his mother when he was stillRead More