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Posted On 28.02.2016In Francis - Message

Mercy and power

FRANCIS IN ROME – HOLY YEAR OF MERCY • A topic that is both daring and current: mercy and power. “May all forms of power be service, justice and mercy, like Jesus,” said the Pope. May all forms of power in the state in the world of work, in the Church, in movements, in communication be service, justice and mercy. A challenge. What Francis suggests, questions the reality of many countries, parts of the Church, places of work, so many areas. Today, on the Lenten journey in the Holy YearRead More
Francis week by week (2) • This week’s “as if spoken to us” message is taken from the homily during the morning Mass at Santa Marta on 21 January 2016 (full sermon here). This week, we read and listen to the message given to the participants at the Mass by the “parish priest of Rome” (as Osservatore Romano has chosen to call these Masses filled with practical and simple messages), as if it were spoken to us as a federal and international movement of men and women, lay and consecratedRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME – HOLY YEAR OF MERCY • On 13 January, Pope Francis presided over the General Audience in Paul VI Hall, beginning a catechetical series on God’s mercy in the Bible and he reflected on the passage from Exodus: “the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.” For the Schoenstatt Family, this is an opportunity to reflect on the “coincidence” of the 50th anniversary of Fr. Kentenich’s 13 December 1965, “letter of mercy” and his covenant with God the Father, theRead More
schoenstatt.org Editorial Staff • Every year, the Vatican publishes the Holy Father’s intentions for each month of the year: they reference the current challenges confronting humanity. They have always been disseminated in different ways: in parish bulletins, Catholic radio stations, and diocesan websites, in summary by every conceivable avenue. Or as they say, business as usual. This is how it has been until this year. On Wednesday, 6 January, the Epiphany of the Lord, the project, “the Pope Video§, was launched, in which the Holy Father explained his intentions forRead More
IN COVENANT SOLIDARITY WITH FRANCIS, ACIprensa and schoenstatt.org • Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of the Peoples, affirmed that those who protected the Holy Father in the Central African Republic, were “a human chain” of very poor people, who constantly ran around the Popemobile and never left the Pope alone, and he was defended by any possible danger”. This is what the Cardinal said after the papal visit to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic, which ended 30 November. He made the statement toRead More
VATICAN, Pontificial Council for the Family/schoenstatt.org • The Pontificial Council for the Family published a collection of texts related to the Synod (not available in the English version), and also on the focus given to family in Pope Francis’ catecheses during the last year. We gladly share what is offered at the website of the Pontificial Council: Review of the Family The family has been at the center of several events in recent days. On Sunday, October 18th, the Pope Francis canonized Louis Martin and Zelie Guerin, the parents ofRead More
By Juan Zaforas, Sarah-Leah Pimentel and Maria Fischer • A year has gone by, making it a good time remember what Pope Francis told us during the meeting with the Schoenstatt Movement on the centenary of its founding. It became one of the main projects that the Schoesntatt.org team began to work on immediately after the audience: to copy, edit, correct, translate, publish the audience text on Schoenstatt.org, as a well-designed pamphlet and as a book and e-book – the latter in collaboration with Nueva Patris, Santiago – to spreadRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME • “The radiant witness of these new saints inspires us to persevere in joyful service to our brothers and sisters.” These were the Pope’s words during the homily during the Mass for the canonisation of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, St. Vincent Grossi and Sts. Luis Martine and Maria Celia Guérin on 18 October during the Synod of Bishops. In his homily, Francis gave particular emphasis to one of the key phrases of his pontificate: True power is in service. “Jesus is the Servant of theRead 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
FRANCIS IN ROME • In this Wednesday’s general audience, Pope Francis asked forgiveness for the recent “scandals” in Rome and the Vatican and highlighted the value of bringing a child to life. “Before beginning the catechesis, on behalf of the Church, to ask for your forgiveness for the scandals that have happened in recent times both in Rome and in the Vatican. I ask your forgiveness,” the Pontiff stated during the general audience in St. Peter’s Square. The Pope dedicated his catechesis to a reflection on the “promises we makeRead More