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YOUTH – THE NOW OF THE CHURCH, WYD LISBON 2023 • The Holy Father announced that the #WYD and the World Meeting of #Families have each been postponed for one year: #Rome2022, #Lisboa2023.— Taking heed of the concerns of families and young people to adjust these events according to changed logistical circumstances and requirements, wanting to promote better organizational and pastoral preparation, taking into account the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic is having and will have on families and young people, these are the reasons behind the postponement of theRead More
SPAIN, Paz Leiva • Fifteen Schoenstatters were able to attend the National Congress of the Laity, thanks to the good work and perseverance of Susana Arregui, from the Mothers’ Branch, and Manuel Carrasco, from the Family League. Both have been working for many years in ecclesiastical institutions without any support or assistance. Nevertheless, they obtained more places to participate, than they originally had. Three of us from the Family Federation are with Manuel at the Journey of the Secular Apostolate and he encouraged us to participate in the Congress. HeRead More
SPAIN, Juan Zaforas • In this congress, we have had the opportunity to live a unique experience, even to the moment in which we have learned and received from others.  We hope to have contributed something of our own and we wish that to this experience others come in the future who can show us the way to continue on the way together.— Surely as many  already know that the passed weekend in Madrid, Spain, the celebration of the Congress for the Laity 2020 took place.  More than 2,000 representativesRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Maria Fischer • “In the life of the Church the laity has the front seats. Their witness to the truth of the Gospel is essential. It shows us how faith and solidarity are lived in practice. I am grateful for all the laity who courageously risk their lives, who are not afraid, and who give hope to the poorest people, the excluded who stand at the margins.” A courageous statement during a family-like and international celebration of the Schoenstatt Institute of Brothers of Mary at the contract-consecration ofRead More
ARGENTINA, editorial team • On 8 July, Fr. Alexandre Awi, the secretary of the Dicastery for the Famiy, Laity and Life, participated in the Lay Meeting, organized in Buenos Aires by the Department for the Laity of the Argentine Bishops Conference (DEPLAI). More than 500 people from all over the country and abroad attended this meeting.— In his presentation, Fr. Alexandre highlighted Pope Francis’s call to intensely live out the laity’s identity and vocation received in baptism and the Dicastery’s projects to promote and form the laity. Using three magisterialRead More
SCHOENSTATTERS AT THE SERVICE OF THE CHURCH: Fr. Alexandre Awi, the new secretary for the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life On 1 September, Fr. Alexandre Awi, a Schoenstatt Father from Brazil, who up until May this year was the National Movement Director for Brazil, officially took up his task as the Secretary of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. Before starting his new job and after having spent several months in the house of the Schoenstatt Fathers in Trastévere, Rome, where he finished his doctoral thesis and studiedRead More
Chile, by Bárbara Brain • From the title to daily practice, things changed in the Santiago Church last April with the appointment of a couple to a post that is usually occupied by a priest. The Family Pastoral vicariate is presently the “episcopal delegates” – yes, plural – for the Family Pastoral, and it is no long the vicariate, but the Episcopal Delegation in this field, although its function and status remain intact. José Manuel Borgoño and Mónica Undurraga are the couple in charge of this task. They have beenRead More