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Brazil, Fr. Matheus da Silva Bernardes • The text published by the Schoenstatt General Presidium on the official schoenstatt.com website on 10 March 2021 is in keeping with the tone of previous texts, that is, the absence of constructive self-criticism and the complete inability to emphathize with victims of abuse. – Just when we thought that all of the issues around Fr. Joseph Kentenich, the founder of the International Schoenstatt Movement, were beginning to calm down, the emergence of new situations show that the matter is far from closed. ThisRead More
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Editorial schoenstatt.org, Maria Fischer • “Out of respect for the possible victims” and “the Schoenstatt Movement, a great movement that is spread throughout the world, with a very large footprint at the service of the Gospel,” Dr. Stephan Ackermann, the Bishop of Trier — the diocese where the Original Shrine is located and the headquarters for the International Schoenstatt Presidium, where the process for the beatification of Fr. Kentenich is in the diocesan phase — has adopted “a wider focus over the process […] “after debating with academics in variousRead More
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BRAZIL, Luciana Rosas •  Letter to the Institute of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary. — Dear community of the Institute of Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary: Today, on International Women’s Day (08.03), it seems important to me to write this letter, not only in the context and meaning of today, but also after the announcement of the press office of the Diocese of Trier, according to which Bishop Ackermann, who is responsible for carrying out the process of beatification of Fr. Joseph Kentenich, has decided to create a commission of expertsRead More
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JOSEPH KENTENICH | Press release from the Diocese of Trier, Judith Rupp • In the beatification process of Schoenstatt’s founder, father Joseph Kentenich, the bishop of Trier, Dr. Stephan Ackermann, who is in charge, has decided on a different procedure. He had originally planned to appoint another commission of historians to continue the process. — “But after consulting with the experts that I wanted to appoint for this commission, it became clear to me that we have to go on a different direction,” Ackermann said in Trier on March 5th.Read More
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BRAZIL, Luciana Rosas • Following the reaction to the article Abuses in Schoenstatt: a topic to be discussed, I realized that it is very important to give continuity to the topic and the debate, creating more knowledge, awareness, and empathy. This new analysis will be divided into three articles that will be published weekly, namely: Speaking about the comments, so that we can deepen the conversation about the most recurring themes in the comments published in schoenstatt.org when the first article was published; Are we prepared to receive allegations of abuseRead More
Luciana Rosas, Brazil • In light of all the discussions around the accusations involving Fr. Joseph Kentenich, the founder of the Schoenstatt Movement, and especially the way in which the issue has been handled in various Schoenstatt circles, including the General Presidium, it is absolutely necessary to start a dialogue and discussion about the issue of ‘abuse’ in Schoenstatt in an open, transparent, and objective manner. A lot has been said about sexual abuse — and rightly so, due to its effects on people’s lives and because, in general, itRead More
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By Paz Leiva, Madrid, Spain, 07.11.2020 • Mrs. von Teuffenbach: I have read your book. It was not an easy task and not because of the language. The documentation you provide made the screen blurry at times, a lump in my throat, or my stomach closed. I have had a hard time.— Nevertheless, I have to admit my admiration for you. You have accomplished in record time a work that Schoenstatt should have started in 1975. But we have been very busy, celebrating milestones, anniversaries, dates, and when not, weRead More

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One of us

Vicky Ramirez Jou and Claudio Ardissone, Paraguay • What we are experiencing, from the denunciations and publications, will indeed be the pains of growth and maturity. We have to discern, dialogue, read and pray a lot. I hope that all the fathers and the sisters, all of us, will see the richness of Schoenstatt in its pedagogy and not only in the figure of Fr. Kentenich. — Fr. Kentenich was human and fallible, but the legacy he left brings us very close to God and our MTA, so the MovementRead More

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A moment of discernment

Editorial schoenstatt.org • Just to clarify: this article is not about the book, but to inform our readers about its publication. Much less is it a response to the book or to the articles published about it, but rather a response to God who speaks to us through events. Paraphrasing your article, Ignacio (not available in English), the context of discovery is the book or are the publications of Mrs. Von Teuffenbach, the context of justification is the call of God at this time in the history of the ChurchRead More
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Wilfried Röhrig and Klaus Glas, Germany • “Klaus Glas and I got together a few weeks ago and talked intensively about the current situation in the Kentenich cause. Seven theses emerged from our exchange, which we would like to pass on to all interested parties. We see our considerations as an impulse for the further development process and would be happy about a publication on schoenstatt.org! With pleasure. And we from the editorial staff of schoenstatt.org would also like to receive many comments, as we have done in previous articles.Read More